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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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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Thought Of The Month: May 2018

“Let Go & Let God” By: Vince DiPasquale May is the month of new beginnings. Spring is here making it a time for new ideas and adventures. We need to meditate on the wonderful Gift of Faith. “Faith can move mountains”, we are taught in the Tao. God’s teachings are easy to understand but hard […]

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5K Update: Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors And Congrats To Our Winners! Check Out The Photos Too!

Many many thanks to all those that sponsored us in this year’s 5K Race and Fun Walk with Vince on April 14th! Please support our sponsors and visit their websites! A link to their sites and more details can be found here. To see the winners and race results, click here. To check out race […]

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Thought Of The Month: April 2018

The Secret Of Life ~ The Spirit Of Balance And Service By Vince DiPasquale Each day we are taught by the Source (God) to remain humble at all times. Humility is the great teacher. Life is in constant change. We are a people in progress for we are never done even when we leave our […]

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