Coping Skills


LIVE Podcast this Thursday, January 28th at 3:30 pm – Myths and Misconceptions about Grief

Join us this Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:30pm for a live podcast. Our Executive Director Loretta Depka will be joined by Starting Point practitioner, Pat Obst, MSW, LCSW, to discuss Myths and Misconceptions about Grief. Over the past 20 years Pat has managed a thriving private practice as a therapist and life coach, working […]

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NEW Law of Attraction Workshop This Saturday at 1PM : Playing Hop Scotch on the Emotional Guidance Scale

When: Saturday, Jan 23, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 Where: Online Facilitator: David Diamond Cost:  Free to all. Please consider a Love Offering for The Starting Point Inc. of NJ at startingpoint.org/donations For more details, see rebrand.ly/LOA-meetupp.You can also RSVP at this site, in order to attend this transformative workshop and obtain the Zoom link to […]

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NEW Onsite Weekly Meeting(s): Recovery Support Group (Multiple Days\Times)

Join Us For a NEW Onsite Weekly Meeting: The Recovery Support Group The Wishing Well Recovery Support Group provides a social support network for those looking to explore their recovery goals.

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UPDATE: CODA 7:30PM Monday Meeting Is Now A Virtual Meeting Via Zoom (See Below For Details)

Below are the pertinent details about how-to access the virtual meetings for the Monday evening CoDA group: Day:  Every week on Mondays at Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495696099?pwd=ZEYyL1NFaE5JaTJtNEdjZngxYjZGQT09 Meeting ID: 824 9569 6099 Passcode: 800627    

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Thought Of The Month: August 2020 ~ Kick Back and Reflect …

By: Vince DiPasquale August is a time to kick back and reflect. We have all been through so much these past months. A friend of mine put together some quotes of mine from the lectures I do. I would like to share them with you as food for thought. Look at people the way they […]

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UPDATE: Emotions Anonymous, Monday, 7 PM : Now A Virtual Meeting (See Below For Details)

Meeting Update: Meeting has gone virtual. If interested in participating in the virtual meeting, please contact Kim at 856-341-4252. (Emotions Anonymous (EA) is a twelve-step program for recovery from mental and emotional illness.)

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UPDATE: Course in Miracles Meeting Wednesday evening @ 6:30 pm: Virtual Zoom Meeting (See Below For Details)

Topic: ACIM* Zoom Meeting (*A Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIM or the Course) is a recovery group utilizing peer support and a 1976 book containing a curriculum which claims to assist its readers in achieving spiritual transformation.) Time: Wednesday @ 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)   Every week on Wednesday […]

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Thoughts From The Language of Letting Go: “Accepting Change” (from Vince D)

I’d like to share some thoughts from my meditation book, “The Language of Letting Go: Accepting Change“: The winds of change blow through life; sometimes gently, and, at times, like a tropical storm. Gives us a time to adjust to a new way of living, to get our balance, time to catch our breath. Sometimes […]

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Consciousness And Conscientiousness (From Tom Augustino To Vince)

Good Morning Vince, Being quarantined at home has brought up many feelings and thoughts about my life. In the beginning I felt like a caged animal. As you know, I crave direct personal contact with other people. I always would judge other people who were satisfied being alone, as if they must have a defect. […]

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Thoughts For Today (from Vince D.)

Some thoughts from my meditation book, “For Today.” Thanking God every day is as necessary for me as breathing. Though my concept of God may change, whatever my concept is, I choose to give everything to God; my worries, fears, my family, friends, the state of the nation and the world. Each day in prayer […]

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Thoughts on “Grief And Sudden Loss” (from Practitioner Pat Obst, LCSW)

We are all spiraling in raw grief right now. We have all just experienced a sudden death – the end of life as we knew it. We’re feeling shock, confusion, worry/fear, sadness, anger, hopelessness and even guilt. All of these emotions are very normal in grief. But first – “do no harm.” In other words, […]

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Thought Of The Month: November 2019

“The Recovery Prayer” By: Vince DiPasquale One of the most beautiful prayers comes from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: “Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. For the next twenty-four hours, I pray for knowledge of Your will for me only, and the power to carry that through. […]

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Opioids and the Older Adult \ “Education is Prevention” : Help The Starting Point to Share This Free Community Offering

Friends, With regards to the current crisis of opiate addiction, we are battling some frightening statistics: Almost one-third of all Medicare patients — nearly 12 million people — were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers, meaning they took them for reasons or […]

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Thought Of The Month: March 2019

“The Grieving Process” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of March, a time to experience the ebb and flow of life. When I look at the setting sun I realize how nature tries to teach us the rhythm of life. Each day the sun rises and sets. At times we don’t see it because […]

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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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