(2/3) Like many people, we have mixed feelings about our relationship to social media. What once felt like an exciting way to connect with others and build our business has now become an endless distraction with decreasing returns on investment. What comes next is anybody's guess! Of course we have doubts about how we'll continue to stay in the loop and build our brand. But we're also looking forward to more silence and perspective, and focusing on the immediate world around us. What are your thoughts on social media these days? Do you have any plans to change your habits in 2020? Continued tomorrow...📸: @jungletimer .⠀
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(1/3) As 2019 comes to a close, we're entering the start of a new decade. Unbelievable! We've got big plans and dreams for the year ahead, and part of that will be taking a step back from social media. We'll still be around as we've got exciting projects in the works, sustainability news to share, and the completion of Gingerhawk Retreat this spring/summer. But we're also interested in exploring a more analog approach to life, building local community, and engaging with the present moment free from the distractions of our "always-on" media culture. Continued tomorrow...📸: @jungletimer .⠀
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We can't wait to welcome you to Gingerhawk Retreat in 2020. This will be a really special place to gather with family and friends, and get in touch with nature. Construction is basically on hold during the winter months, but should start back up again in the spring. One of our goals this summer is to spend some time on the property blazing a trail to make the sloped acreage more accessible. We've got our work cut our for us, but we're definitely looking forward to it! ⠀
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One of the things I love about Gingerhawk (the retreat we are building in Washington State) is that the silhouette of the roof peaks evoke a mountain range. The building really sits well in its environment, and creates the mountain lodge feel we were after. Check out our blog (link in profile) for all the latest updates on Gingerhawk construction.⠀
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Bring nature indoors everyday! We created this plant chandelier above our dining table by hanging a ladder on the ceiling, and draping a few potted plants on it. We also have a paper lantern coming down through the center. Plant daddy @acemada is in charge of keeping the plants happy by watering them once a week, and spritzing them with water as needed. We love how it creates a canopy of greenery overhead. You can see our design inspiration and other great ideas on my @pinterest account: https://buff.ly/2qMhoj8⠀
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Adam and I really bonded over our shared love of hiking, camping, and exploring the natural world. We went desert camping in Anza Borrego on one of our first dates, and we've been back a bunch of times since then. Camping in a desert state park is really cool because you don't need make reservations or book way in advance. We usually just drive into the desert (4-wheel drive is clutch!), and set up camp wherever looks inviting. There are usually a few other groups nearby, but the desert is big enough for all of us. The stars are incredible, and it feels like you're on another planet. Car camping is a good way to get outdoors without being too difficult or overwhelming. Bring plenty of water, and don't be afraid to give it a try! .
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“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” - Mahatma Gandhi
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#bestofsandiego #sandiegosunset #goldenhourlight #gandhi #gandhiquotes #mahatmagandhi
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One of our favorite places in San Diego: The Japanese Friendship Garden (@jfgsandiego) is an expression of friendship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama. It seeks to foster a relationship between humans and nature, providing a respite attuned to Japanese simplicity, serenity, and aestheticism. Situated on 12 acres in Balboa Park, the garden was designed by landscape architect Takeo Uesugi and features beautiful stone arrangements, a koi pond, water features, a cherry tree grove and more. .
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Got this awesome book by @captainblankenship for my birthday from @missdissm featuring lots of DIY recipes for all-natural, non-toxic beauty products for haircare, skincare and more! Can't wait to make some goodies for myself and gifts for family and friends this holiday season. Do you make your own beauty products? What are some of your favorite recipes?
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"I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them cats." - Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
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Hey there friends! It's been a minute since we introduced ourselves. We are @lweatherbee and @acemada. On our blog "Live to Sustain", we share tips on sustainable health, happiness, and home. We live in San Diego, California and are engaged to be married next year! Adam works in market research, and Laura is currently studying to become a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Together we are committed to sharing our passion for nature, and offering tips on how to live a healthier, happier, and more sustainable life. Check out our blog for more details. Link in profile. 📸: @jungletimer
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Did you hear the news? A recent study revealed that there are a million times more pieces of microplastic in the oceans than we thought. Not only are they polluting our waters, they also get eaten by plankton and travel up the food chain. Some studies have shown that microplastic consumption is linked to brain damage and liver tumors in fish. No bueno! What can you do to help? First of all - never throw plastic trash into the ocean. Even plastic thrown onto the street can make its way into the ocean through the sewer system. Most importantly, start saying no to single use plastics. Bring your own water bottle and shopping bags wherever you go. Pay attention to what you buy, and strive to minimize plastic waste as much as possible. We all need to change our habits right now to prevent things from getting even worse. .
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Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat coming 2020
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Sometimes you set the intention to do meal planning, go to the grocery store, and cook healthy meals all week, and in reality it just doesn't happen. Modern life is crazy busy and we totally get it. When you don't have groceries on hand, it's easy to slip into unhealthy habits like going out for pizza and burgers every night, amirite!? That's why we love @splendid.spoon. Their pre-packaged smoothies and soups are delicious, plant-based, and easy to grab on the go. They've been a total life-saver for us the past few weeks. With yummy flavors like Carrot Ginger Chia smoothies and Coconut Curry Rice bowls, you can't go wrong. The holidays are coming up, and it's a good time to kickstart your healthy eating habits before indulging in the feasts. Check the link in our profile for $50 off your first order!⠀
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