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*UPDATE: Vince’s VIRTUAL Lecture Series : Virtual ONLY via Zoom ~ Wednesday At 12 and 7

Please join us for Vince’s DiPasquale’s weekly lectures held live every Wednesday at 12PM and 7PM (on Zoom.) (For more info about Vince, check out his bio at https://startingpoint.org/vinces-corner .) Wednesdays 12PM: Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817848874 Meeting ID: 848 1784 8874 One tap mobile +19292056099,,84817848874# US (New York) +13017158592,,84817848874# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 […]

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Vince’s Inner Child Groups

Three Groups: Women’s In-person Group starts September 8, 2022.  Every Thursday In-person at 1pm for 12 weeks. ***Registration Closed*** Depending on the number of registrations, there is a possibility of a second Women’s In-person Group starting Sept 27, 2022. Every Tuesday In-Person at 10am for 12 weeks. ***Registration Open*** Online Group for Both Men & […]

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Thought Of The Month July 2022 ~ “Celebrate Your Independence ~ and Live Free!”

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

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[Healing with Sound] ~ Let The Healing Begin ~ (Onsite)

When: Saturday August 6,  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Where: Onsite at The Starting Point Facilitator: Angelo Rizzo Cost:  Free to all. Please consider a Love Offering for The Starting Point Inc. of NJ at startingpoint.org/donations *NOTE: Please note that we will need around five people to sign up for this event.  It is a […]

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Vince Talks Purpose

Be inspired to discover or renew your purpose! Join Vince DiPasquale for a powerful lesson he shared with PennMedicine and The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems employees for their National Employee Health and Well-Being Month. Vince spoke about the importance of reestablishing one’s purpose in order to overcome challenges, face adversity, and move forward. Click […]

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Thought Of The Month June 2022 ~ “Choose an Attitude of Gratitude!”

By Vince DiPasquale As we enter the month of June, we think of graduation, school closings, baseball, and the official beginning of summer. It’s a time to reflect and look at the life with a spirit of gratitude. Let’s all take a moment to reflect and look at the life in a positive way. Take […]

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2022 Educational Program “Loss of a Loved One ~ Spouse, Partner, Significant Other” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In a continuance of the program series entitled “Loss of a Loved One“, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving highly personal losses. The topic discussed is the“Loss of a ~ Spouse, Partner or Significant Other“.    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube […]

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2022 Educational Program “Talk about complicated!” ; Author Keith Mason with Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next educational program for 2022, author Keith Mason and Executive Director Loretta Depka discussed Keith’s complicated family-centered story in his new book “Please Stand Up.“   You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. JOIN THE AUTHOR’S ADVENTURE Keith Mason’s unique experience with an old video on the internet set him upon […]

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Thought Of The Month February 2022 ~ “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

By Vince DiPasquale The month of February is called the love month. We celebrate Valentine’s Day and experience the last month of winter. Let’s spend some time exploring the word “love”. Like everything else in our society we have taken the deeply spiritual nature of the word and commercialized it so that it exploits people. […]

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*New Men’s Group “Pat’s Place” : Every Wed at 6:30PM *Paused until further notice: Please speak with Receptionist for more details*

This new group (“Pat’s Place”) will now be held every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. This is a men’s group\community focused upon personal growth. All meetings are held on-site at The Starting Point.  

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2021 Educational Program “Loss Due to Divorce or Breakup of a Serious Relationship” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next part of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is “Loss Due to Divorce or Breakup of a Serious Relationship.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a […]

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2021 Educational Program”Doing Grief Well Part 2: Grieving During the Holidays” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

When we learn to grieve well, we can journey through grief, find healing, purpose, and move towards re-creating our lives after loss. In this program, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director discussed the process of grieving during the holidays. It can be challenging; some people think it SUCKS (Sad; Uncomfortable; Challenging; Keeps […]

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Thought Of The Month Sept 2021 ~ “30 Daily Reminders”

By Vince DiPasquale: Stay in the present – One day at a time. Repeat the 3rd Step Prayer: God, I offer myself to You – to build with me and to do with me as You will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Your will. Take away my difficulties, […]

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2021 PODCAST: “Applying the Steps to Daily Life” ~ with Founder Vince Di’Pasquale is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

The principles of the 12 Steps can apply to every aspect of life.  They are helpful tools that give us the opportunity to reflect, get to know and love ourselves, and to be able to generously share our life with others. The Starting Point’s founder Vince DiPasquale, MA discussed how to apply the steps to […]

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Thought of the Month July 2021 ~ “Celebrating Our Freedoms”

By: Vince DiPasquale July is the month of independence. It is a time to reflect on all the gifts we’ve been given. We spend time celebrating the 4th of July. It’s a time to play, pray, and thank God for our greatest gift: freedom. It’s funny, but so many people think to be free means […]

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