Recovery


Thought For The Month – December 2017

“The Gifts Of 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 […]

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Thought For The Month – Sept 2017

“Live, Laugh, Love” By: Vince DiPasquale As summer comes to an end and we once again go back to reality, I always feel like the world changes gears.  We are reminded that we live in a world that truly makes life complicated.  We have a choice: we can get bogged down in the rules of the […]

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Thought For the Month – August 2017

The month of August is frequently referred to as “the dog days of summer”. It’s almost like the world tries to stop rotating for a while. Many of us use it as a time to relax and celebrate life. Let’s make sure that we don’t take a vacation from growing as people. It’s a time to sit […]

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A note from Vince DiPasquale, our founder

Dear friends As you may or may not be aware, 2016 was a very difficult year for The Starting Point financially. Even in the best of times, this small not-for-profit organization operates hand-to-mouth on a shoestring budget. However, a major construction project across the street made things far more difficult for us. The construction necessitated […]

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Shifting Our Identity from One of Pain to One of Glory

By Annie Fisher, MSW, LCSW Through focusing we discover a spaciousness inside that can hold difficult experiences and with continued practice, even an imperfect practice of staying with what wants our inner attention, we discover within the spaciousness, a sea full of long forgotten qualities ones such as the fluid energy of compassion and the […]

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PATIENCE AND TOLERANCE

by Vince Dipasquale My father, who I consider to be one of my greatest spiritual teachers, was always trying to teach me the gifts of patience and tolerance. When I was sitting on an airplane in Philadelphia waiting to take off, we had to wait almost an hour until we were cleared for take-off. As […]

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A Jouney 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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