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Thought for The Month November 2022 – “A Journey To The Child Within”

By: Vince DiPasquale What a perfect month to just sit back, meditate and reflect on the child within all of us. I would like to share with you two special meditations that helped me to reconnect with my child. 1. Close your eyes, relax, and try to visualize yourself as a beautiful little child getting […]

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Time to Explore Vince’s Corner –and his YouTube channel!

Enjoy lots of past lectures on topics about recovery and life.   Click the graphic below to jump directly to Vince’s page. (Or use this link.)    

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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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2022 Educational Program “Loss of a Child – Part 2” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In continuance of the program series entitled “Loss of a Loved One“, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director resumed their discussions on the complex process of grieving highly personal losses. The topic discussed is the 2nd part of her two-part series entitled “Loss of a Child – Part 2. ” Here, Pat […]

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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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Thought Of The Month May 2022 ~ “Gratitude, Love, and Service”

By Vince DiPasquale ______________________________________________________________________________ “You can’t give to others what you don’t have.” “Service is God’s gift to us so we can learn how to give and receive.” ______________________________________________________________________________ May is one of the most beautiful and special months of the year. It is the month of new birth, flowers, a time when everything comes […]

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2022 Educational Program “Loss of a Parent, Grandparent or Sibling’“; with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In this program, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is processing the loss of a Parent, Grandparent or Sibling. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes in loss and grief, Pat Obst […]

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Announcing JUNE 2022 Podcast Schedule – 4 part series – “Loss of a Loved One” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka

“Loss of a Loved One” … Life changes forever and you change forever. Your grief journey is shaped by the special relationship that you shared. In your Afterwards Journey, embracing your grief allows you to sit with it, listen to what it’s telling you, wrestle with the hard parts, learn about yourself, let go of […]

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2022 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well – “Tool Kit” Series; Part 1 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 Pat’s ” ‘Tool Kit’ Series; Part 1.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes […]

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Thought Of The Month March 2022 ~ “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

By Vince DiPasquale As we enter the month of March, let’s take time to dedicate this month to the spirit of positive thinking. We spend too much time looking at what’s wrong. This month is a time of transition from the cold of winter to the beauty of spring. Let’s all of us examine our […]

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2022 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well – Loss Due to Life-Altering Illness or Injury” 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 Life-Altering Illness or Injury.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes […]

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2022 Educational Program “Unrecognized Losses We’ve Experienced Throughout Our Lives” is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

Pat Obst joined The Starting Point’s Executive Director for another episode of DOING GRIEF WELL. Pat and Loretta discussed “Unrecognized Losses We’ve Experienced Throughout Our Lives.” They spoke about how loss comes in many forms and how it can throw one’s life into emotional chaos and confusion. Pat addressed how we can heal and recognize […]

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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 3: Complicated Grief” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In Part III of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. As an aid to further explore this important topic, check out “64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the […]

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UPDATE: Announcing New Programs For The Starting Point’s Educational Series

Currently, all of our education programs are online. Whether you attend live or connect later online, our goal is to make our education programs as informative and engaging as possible. Questions? Please email Loretta Depka, our Executive Director, at ldepka@startingpoint.org or call 856-854-3155. You can see a list of our upcoming programs below. Click on […]

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