Cheers to New Friends

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Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate I’m the type of guy that hates the big crowds, bumper to bumper traffic, and the chaos of the big city. I have never really felt comfortable in a big group setting and I always felt …

Trusting in Your Other Half

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Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Living in a self-converted van is a continuous work in progress. It never feels like the van is completely finished and the more time we spend in it the more ideas we get to build (or …

On the Road to Relapse

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By Robert Mo Tree House Staff Sober? Or abstaining from substances? Unpredictable relapse? Or set up behavior that lead back to active addiction? How many attempts at sobriety do you have? I accumulated at least half a dozen sobriety dates before achieving over 4 years and counting of continuous sobriety. …

Movement is Your Medicine

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By Ryan Bain Tree House Staff Most of us have spent our entire lives being sold on ideas and products that we hope are the remedy for whichever ailment we happen to be struggling with at that time.  However, many of us fail to recognize the truth in the idea …

Tobacco is Wacko

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Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate I’ve been sober or just over two and a half years now and have been able to put aside all of my nasty habits except for one- chewing tobacco. I chewed all day, every day, only …

I Found Myself in Baja, Mexico

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Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Watching, reading, and listening to the media about the dangers of Baja can make the hairs on your back stand up and quickly stray any person away from even thinking about making the trip. I know …

Why Can’t I Get Sober?

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By Keith W Tree House Staff Birds fly, fish swim, I get high. I am simply incapable of living a drug-free life. That’s all there is to it. I’ve tried everything. I’ve worked the steps honestly and enthusiastically. I’ve gone to long-term treatment — 12-step based and alternative. I don’t …

Gym on the Go

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Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Forget about your typical gym set up — its gone. Forget about having a standard/daily routine — also gone. Welcome to my world of creative workouts that must endure through the elements. Long gone are the …

Meditation or Medication?

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By Dan Delabre Tree House Staff Between the ages of four and seventeen, I underwent six operations due to injury and illness. I learned very quickly that I enjoyed the phenomenon of being “put under.” The state of euphoria, bliss, and complete contentment was pleasant beyond anything I had ever …

Bon Apetit

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Graduate Blog: a travel, health and personal evolution lifestyle blog. By Ryan Howsley Graduate Exploring, traveling, and living in a van have had their fair share of rewards and a brand new set of daily challenges. Each day, my girlfriend and I are forced to eat with intention, and must …