9 Strategies to Manage a Personal Setback

In several previous posts, we talked about setting personal recovery goals, developing a successful plan, and putting your plan into action. Sometimes this process will go quite smoothly, but more often than not you will encounter significant challenges or obstacles along the way. Here’s a great example from American history: In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and … Read more…

How to Put Your Personal Recovery Plan into Action

In two previous posts, we discussed “How to Set Achievable Personal Recovery Goals” and “How to Develop a Successful Personal Recovery Plan.”  Please review these if you haven’t already as they form the foundation for this post. I’ll give a very brief summary here: Identify one or more specific personal recovery goals that are important … Read more…

How to Develop a Successful Personal Recovery Plan

I’ve been fortunate to be able to help a number of people in recovery develop plans to begin to achieve their personal goals. Careful preparation and planning is a critical step, for as artist Pablo Picasso said, “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which … Read more…

How to Set Achievable Personal Recovery Goals

When I help people who are in recovery from mental illness and addiction, one thing we often discuss is setting goals. Usually, personal goals have gotten off track or have gone by the wayside completely as a result of stress, illness, or other challenges. People often feel adrift and without clear direction in their life. As Robert … Read more…

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