Thought Of The Month: February 2019

“LET GO AND LET GOD…” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of February, a time of preparation for spring. We all need time to be quiet and learn to wait with patience for the rebirth of new life. Nature is our greatest teacher. Our winter season reminds us to go within so that we […]

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Thought Of The Month: January 2019

“LOVE AND GENEROSITY” By: Vince DiPasquale It’s hard to believe that it’s a new year. It’s a time for renewal and a chance to rededicate ourselves to the main purpose of life, our spiritual journey of growth. We are taught by all the great teachers to continue to ask the ultimate question of life, “Who […]

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Thought Of The Month: Dec 2018

“Celebrating The Child” By: Vince DiPasquale   Welcome to the month of December, the month of the child.  Let’s take time to meditate this month on the simplicity of our inner child.  At the moment of our birth we were pure of spirit and connected to the Source of all life.  Things were not important, just […]

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Help Us to Help Others

Dear Friends and Family of The Starting Point, Each of you have a story and, like most stories, they have a starting point.  I didn’t realize I was abusing prescription drugs, but found heroin cheaper…  I had been drinking for 20 years when I met Vince…  How did I get here? When contemplating suicide for […]

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Thought Of The Month: Nov 2018

“Willingness, Humility & THANKSGIVING” By: Vince DiPasquale In case you missed this … Each morning begins a new day. Let us kneel before God, our creator and look at the earth and begin each day with a spirit of humility and gratitude, knowing that we are a part of God’s new day. As we enter […]

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Thought Of The Month: Oct 2018

“Thanksgiving: Transition and change…” By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month of transition and change. It’s a time to let go and let God. It’s a time that teaches us one of the great lessons of life – let go of what was, face your history, accept it, and learn great lessons from it. It’s […]

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Thought Of The Month: Sept 2018

“EGO vs SPIRIT” By: Vince DiPasquale There are many ways that we are grounded in the spirit world.  We are all on a spiritual journey that begins at birth and will continue until it is time for us to leave this world.  Each one of us are God’s creation, we are given gifts by our […]

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Tues, July 31: NEW Weekly Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Begins

You are not alone anymore! No matter what your problem with food might be — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising — we have a solution. Join us for this new meeting held at the Starting Point.

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Starting Point Congratulates Our 10 Week Club Winners!

Thanks, as always, for helping support Starting Point! More than 400 people cross The Starting Point’s threshold weekly (adults, adolescents, and families) – people of all ages and from all walks of like – who seek help for a wide range of mental, emotional and spiritual issues. The Starting Point environment is welcoming, caring, and […]

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Thought Of The Month: Aug 2018

“The KISS Principle” By: Vince DiPasquale Some very special people taught me these messages of life. My Dad would always tell me as a child; “Relax, enjoy each moment, remember God in in charge. Don’t be afraid to fall down then you will learn how to get up.” So many teachers in my life always […]

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Accessing Your True Self

By Geoff Farnsworth, CHT, CAC Our basic nature is that Higher Self within each of us from the moment of our birth. Along the way, we develop coping strategies that we use to protect ourselves and to get what we need or want. These parts of ourselves can become full-blown personas that sometimes serve us […]

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Thought Of The Month: July 2018

“Lessons of Freedom” By Vince DiPasquale When People lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster. When People do not fear worldly power, a greater power will arrive. Do not limit the view of yourself. Do not despise the conditions of your birth. Do not resist the natural course of your life. In this […]

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Thought Of The Month: June 2018

“Life is such a beautiful process ~ let us learn how to trust it.” By Vince DiPasquale As we begin the gateway to the summer months, we are asked to look at the difference between trusting the process and controlling the process. Life is a journey which we are asked by God to go on. […]

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Starting Monday July 9th: Refuge Recovery – Weekly Meditation & Mindfulness Meetings

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the […]

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Who Says Fundraising Can’t Be Fun Too?

Here are some great (and FUN!) ways to help support Starting Point! 1: The 2018 10-Week Club! Help Starting Point and, in doing so, you may become one of the 10 lucky cash prize winners! Ticket’s are $25, and new winners are announced each and every week. You can play as often as you would […]

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