Personal Growth


Thought Of The Month Nov 2021 ~ “An Attitude of Gratitude”

By: Vincent DiPasquale As we get ready to celebrate the wonderful month of Thanksgiving, we pause to reflect on three very special and beautiful words: Gratitude, Acceptance and Love. I consider these the most spiritual words in our language. Growth can only take place when we can develop gratitude. Someone who views life in the […]

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Thought Of The Month Oct 2021 ~ “Renewing our relationship with our Creator”

By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month to renew our relationship with our Creator, the God of our understanding. All of us are on a spiritual journey. We already know our Creator, but on the journey of life, our ego (Ease God Out) conflicts with our spirit so we have to continue to rediscover the […]

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2021 Educational Program “Talking about Domestic Violence” with Executive Director Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI,) “family and domestic violence is a common problem in the United States, affecting an estimated 10 million people every year; as many as one in four women and one in nine men are victims of domestic violence. Virtually all healthcare professionals will at some point evaluate […]

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2021 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well” with Practitioner Pat Obst and Executive Director Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

“When we learn to do grief well, we can journey through our grieving, find healing and move toward re-creating our lives after loss.” Executive Director Loretta Depka  was Joined by practitioner  Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW as they discussed grief, loss, and helpful methods for dealing with these life challenges. For more info regarding Pat Obst, […]

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2021 Educational Program “What is the Emotion Code?” – Marie Olwell with Executive Director Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

The Emotion Code is a simple but powerful method of finding and releasing negative trapped emotions stored in the subconscious to relieve physical symptoms/pain.   Executive Director Loretta Depka was joined by guest speaker Marie Olwell, a practitioner at The Starting Point with expertise in the aforementioned topic. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube […]

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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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Thought Of The Month August 2021 ~ “The ABCs of a Spiritual Recovery”

Excerpt from “Until Today!” by Iyanla Vanzant I open my heart and mind to be aware…how my ABC’s will lift my spirit. Almighty Creator of the Universe; Beloved Father, Mother, God; Create in me a clean heart this day. Deliver me from the limitations of the ego. Exalt Your presence in my mind. Forgive all […]

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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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2021 Podcast “What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?” with Melissa Yaeger, MA, EDS, LPC is Now On The Starting Point’s Youtube Channel

Setting goals, journaling, guided discovery, positive thinking . . . these are all concepts connected to a kind of treatment approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT.)  CBT explores emotions, thoughts and your own personal behavioral patterns and re-frames them in a more positive way. Melissa Yaeger, MA, EDS, LPC, a practitioner based at The Starting […]

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2021 Podcast ‘What Goes on in a Real Relationship?’ with Kenneth Goldberg PhD is Now On The Starting Point’s Youtube Channel

Falling in love is the easy part. Relationships are at the center of our lives and have a big influence on our overall health and mental wellbeing. Being in a good relationship can ease stress, give you energy, and lead you on a path to a healthier life. But how do you know if you […]

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2021 Podcast: “Forgiveness” with Kevin Elsey, MA, LPC is Now on The Starting Point’s YpouTube Channel

To forgive, or just forget? You’ve been fired; your partner has cheated on you; someone cut you off in traffic; you were abused by someone in your past.  These situations can leave you feeling hurt, angry, and wanting nothing but revenge.  How can you forgive when you have been wronged?  Why should you?  What if […]

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Thought of the Month June 2021 ~ “A Spiritual Reflection”

By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of June, the beginning of summer. It’s a time to relax, sit back and reflect on our lives. As I look back on my own life, I am grateful to so many people who have touched my life and made a difference. It began back in the forties. […]

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2021 Podcast – “What is Mindfulness?” with Geoff Farnsworth is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

We live in a stressful, challenging time. Today, there’s more uncertainty, faster changes, more distractions and demands on us than ever before. As a result, we experience more anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. What can you do when you are unable to focus and pulled in too many directions? Geoff Farnsworth, CAC, CHT, joined us to […]

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2021 Podcast “Ambiguous Loss” with Pat Obst, MSW, LCSW is Now On The Starting Point’s Youtube Channel

Ambiguous loss is a kind of loss that occurs without closure or clear understanding, and can make the grieving process challenging. Sometimes it can be related to a person, sometimes it’s related to an experience. This past year has been unlike any other and many of us experienced a loss that felt different. Whether we […]

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