Welcome to my podcast where I share my thoughts and ideas on various mental health and life improvement topics such as anxiety, depression, marriage/family, end-of-life, and career direction. Who am I? Professionally, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the mental health field since 1987. Currently I specialize in treating people with severe anxiety disorders. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy sharing some time with me this morning
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I'm continuing in my series based upon the workshop handouts from Jim Burns on the topic of Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Today's topic is When Your Grown Child Violates Your Values.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I'm continuing with the workshop I attended by Jim Burns from his book Doing Life with Your Adult Children. The topic I am I'm covering is Failure to Launch when your adult child is living at home and not actively pursuing independence and adult functioning. Creating YouTube videos and playing video games is NOT a career when you live in your parent's basement!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! PLEASE make this head cold go away! Today I continue with the workshop notes from Jim Burns with Principle Four and the topic of How to Raise an Entitled Adult Child...or Not. The sections I talk about includes Are you enabling your adult child or helping, negotiating boundaries and expressing expectations, clearly expressing expectations, and always keeping the goal in mind of responsible adulthood.
Good Morning! Today I continue with this series based on the work and book by Jim Burns titled Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Today's topic from his workshop sheets is Become a Student of their Culture and I address three key areas: distinctive, emerging Adulthood and The Cringe Factor.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I continue in my series on Doing Life with Your Adult Children featuring content from a workshop conducted by Jim Burns. Today's topic is Unsolicited Advice is Usually Taken as Criticism, and is full of great advice for you (wink). If you are interested in Jim Burns' book by the same title, just follow this link.
Good Morning and Good Coffee (I'm drinking Cinnabon coffee this morning!) Today I am starting a series taking from the handouts of the first breakout workshop at the recent AACC conference. It is titled "Doing Life with Your Adult Children" and was presented by Jim Burns who is with HomeWord and lives in San Juan Capistrano, California. This workshop is also the title of a book and online program he released this year by the same title. Today's topic that I talk about is titled "You're Fired! Your Role as Their Parent Must Change."
Good Morning and Good Coffee! What a great conference that Dawn and I attended! Today I share a little about the event and share a valuable story I learned from one of the speakers about a man from South Africa who didn't know what he had.
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Today my wife and I are heading to Nashville, Tennessee, for the American Association of Christian Counseling World Conference. We will be joining almost 7,000 counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and pastoral counselors for three-and-a-half days of learning, networking, singing, and having fun! On today's podcast I talk about the upcoming conference and my hopes of conducting some Facebook Lives and interviews while there.
Good Morning and Good Coffee!!! Today's topic is by request from my coworker Michelle. It stems from a conversation last week on chickens and ducks. OK, I'll admit that this topic sounds peculiar, but sometimes learned can be goofy!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! LAUGHTER! Does the thought of laughter bring a smile to your face? Well, it should for many reasons. That is the topic of today's show, and if you listen until the end you will learn of my reaction to the topic of laughter. The article from today is found http://mentalfloss.com/article/539632/scientific-benefits-having-laugh
Good Morning Everyone! Grab your coffee and let's have a conversation about four little works that can have an impact on your view of living life and that of those around you. If you want to see the meme that I reference, please visit my facebook page at http://facebook.com/morningcoffeewithlarry/
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I share my thoughts about some quotations by Roy T Bennett. Attitude is a choice. Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. ~~~ Roy T Bennett ~~~
Good morning and good coffee!! You know, we all make trash, and sometimes we need to go through it and decide what we should keep what she what we should get rid of. The same applies to our lives each and every day. What trash from our past do we need to make decisions about? That is what we’re going to talk about today.
Good Morning! Today's podcast is a little short, as we have a new and very large puppy in the house who is needing attention. Today I share a Special Needs Poem with you and talk about about looking beyond the differences to see the similarities when it comes to their needs.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I want to talk about trust and specifically a trust sequence I heard described yesterday at church as presented by Pastor Dan Smith at Effingham Assembly. Many people struggle with trust, often for good reasons, but the trust struggles negatively impact their lives and those around them. Today's podcast may just be the approach you need to consider to help you better understand the issue of trust and how to get un-stuck. The sequence includes the steps of (1) Belief, (2) Confidence, (3) Trust, and (4) Absolute Trust. You can watch a short video of how this was demonstrated by visiting my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/morningcoffeewithlarry/
Good morning and good coffee everybody! Performance anxiety or stage fright is one of the most common and intense fears experience by the general public. However, most of us are going to need to speak in front of public at one point or another in our lives, so today’s topic is to offer some suggestions and encouragement on how you can become comfortable talking in front of crowds without overwhelming anxiety.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today's podcast is an interview from 9/24/2019 with Colette Smith LCSW on using Prolonged Exposure Therapy for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's a great interview with a great explanation of the processes! Thanks Colette!
Good Morning Everyone! Today I want to share with you a fun list of 10 activities that if you make them daily habits then they will change your life. This list will be in the comments on my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/morningcoffeewithlarry
Good morning and good coffee! Today I am on my way to Marion Illinois to attend a two day refresher training in cognitive processing therapy. So on the podcast today I thought I would share with you what his cognitive processing therapy.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Happy Friday and Happy Storm Area 51 Day! Who knows what the people in the desert are going to do, but I'll keep my ear to the ground and maybe give you a bonus weekend update. Today I shared my thoughts on an infographic titled 7 Rules of Life. I like these kinds of posts on Facebook, because it give an opportunity to think about topics often overlooked in today's society.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! The other day I came across an insightful meme talking about being a widow or widower. I was very moved by what it said and knew I needed to talk about this uncomfortable subject on the podcast, because it comes up for all of us with a parent, sibling, friend or even ourselves. I will post the meme on the Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall Facebook page.
Good Morning Everyone! So, are you raising kids or raising adults? What are the skills you are teaching and instilling in your kids so they can be successful in living an independent life and not living in your basement at age 40!
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Today I wanted to springboard off of yesterday's topic of positive affirmations and talk a little bit about how we see ourselves from the perspective of psychologist and theorist Carl Rogers. I use to teach this to my Intro to Psych students years ago, and I have always found it a helpful topic to periodically review for my own benefit.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! When negative thinking gets the best of us, we may benefits from practicing Positive Affirmations. Today I explain what Positive Affirmations are, give several examples to consider, and how to install them for positive change and improvement in your own life.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I share with you a meme talking about fake people, but as I read it I found a deeper side to it that also needs sharing. If you would like to see the meme I'll have it posted on the Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall Facebook page.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I take you inside a therapy session to understand how an a-ha moment or an epiphany moment occurs. Our subject that I keep confidential is a Vietnam Veteran recovering from PTSD and making very good progress, but had a chance encounter seeing a Vietnamese family. I share how we took this chance meeting and turned it into a recovery opportunity that changed how he thought about the people he saw. The neat thing is you can take this kind of opportunity with yourself on your own road of recovery from bad situations in your past.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I take a somber tone and remember from my life and my perspective what happened to the United States 18-years ago on September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers were attacks and fell, when the Pentagon was hit, when above average citizens wrestled control of their plane away from evil men and it crashed into the ground and not its intended target, and when over 3,000 men, women, and children died. Here are some links of items I mentioned in today's show. The 911 Prayer, the song Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning, and the song Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (The Angry American).
Good Morning and Good Coffee!!! Today I want to share with you a kind of top 10 list of things that don't take talent but will earn you respect. This is a great list to instill upon your kids, whether they are still at home or not. You can see the list at the Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall Facebook page.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I felt moved to share some thoughts on the difference that one little positive act can have on other people, and I read the short story titled "Red Marbles". You can find this story at the Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall page on Facebook.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I want to talk a little more about habits, but specifically the habits of millionaires. Not the habits of those who inherited their wealth but who earned it and built it themselves. There are common habits that are shared among successful people, and as I cover 14 of the habits on today's show I challenge you to think of ways you can incorporate them into your life.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite marriage books titled "The Triumphant Marriage" (1995) by Dr. Neil Clark Warren (yes, the eHarmony guy). Dr. Warren spent decades working with couples on their marriages and wrote several books through the 1990s and 2000s, and I absolutely love The Triumphant Marriage. The book was re-released in 1998 with the exact same content but a new title: "Learning to Live with the Love of Your Life and Loving It" (way too long of a title in my opinion!) Anyway, I've used this book for years in marriage counseling, and today I cover the 10 secrets revealed in this book. This is a podcast you don't want to miss! If you want to order the book from Amazon, here is the link: Click Here
Good morning everybody! Today I want to talk about high functioning anxiety and how things can look to other people as a positive and desirable trait while at the same time it is actually anxiety that the person is experiencing but the way that it’s expressed it allows for better functioning and other types of anxiety.
Good Morning, Good Coffee & Happy Labor Day! Today I want to share with you a post from Lies in Disguise - BPD & Trauma Recovery on Facebook from January 22, 2017, which has to do with forgiveness when the offender won't apologize. This is a great post, and I'll have it shared in the comment section on the Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall Facebook page.
Good Morning! Please keep the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida in your prayers as the hurricane moves through those areas. Life can throw some big storms your way, but how we look at life's storms can make a difference. Today I share my thoughts on the idea that not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.
Good Morning! Grab your coffee and let's talk about How to Earn Self-Respect. A good starting point is to follow these 5 steps: 1. Do hard things daily, 2. When you say you're going to do something do it even when it gets hard, 3. Get control of your emotions, 4. Stop quitting when it gets hard, and 5. Shine a bright light on all of your positive qualities.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I want to share with you a jam-packed meme that features a picture of Morgan Freeman (I don't know if he really said this, but when I read it I hear Morgan's voice in my head - Ha!) Anyway, it goes like this: "Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence."
Good morning everybody! Today I want to talk about connection versus protection and specifically how we can move from having patterns of connection to patterns of protection following a traumatic event or overwhelming life experience.
Good Morning! Today I was inspired by a meme titled 5 things to quit. However, I believe it is missing what we should do, not just what we should quit. So today I add to it "5 Things You Should Do." I have both the original and my meme for these on the Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall facebook page. Have a great one everybody!
Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! Today I want to talk about this great list of actions titled "Habits to Help You Prosper" by Ruben Chavez. I really get going on this list, and I believe if you implement these suggestions it will most certainly help you succeed.
Good morning and good coffee everybody! After some heavy rains last night I went to check on my mom‘s pontoon boat. Thankfully it was still attached to the dock, but it made me stop to think about being anchored in the lake. My question for you is “are you anchored in your life?”
Good Morning and Good Coffee! I was doing a little research the other day and found a list of 10 Common Struggles for Adult Children of Alcoholic put together by Sharon Martin LCSW. I find a lot of these traits not just in children of alcoholics but in anyone who had an out of balance family growing up.
Good morning everybody! Today’s podcast is actually recorded in my car in a rainstorm at noon! And you know what in life sometimes when it rains it pours both literally and figuratively. So today I share three ways of dealing with life‘s rain storms and life’s other storms.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Thanks to my classmate Tracy for a great post that addresses the topic of being thankful appreciating both the good and bad in life when we apply the right interpretation.
Good morning everybody! In today’s podcast we’re not really talking about stores, but we are talking about the concept of “minding the store” with the store being ourselves. How well do you mind yourself? Today I cover six important items that you need to mind to have a good life.
Good morning! Today I want to talk about the topic of depression in the feelings of numbness, emotional numbness, that we can experience. I want to give validity to what those who are depressed are experiencing, and to give insight to those who have not yet experienced severe or clinical depression.
Good morning and good coffee! Perfect day I want to talk about the topic of advocating against something that you had done in your past. No it’s not going to make you a hypocrite, but it’s going to demonstrate a concept that is extremely powerful yet often ignored, neglected or rejected. Embrace Growth!
Good morning and good coffee! Today I want to talk about the five ways to not being used by other people. This is him to say that it’s not good to help others, but no one likes being used. I got this information from Five Star Man, a Christian men’s ministry, and it is spot on!
Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a great day. Today I share a quote by Joel Osteen deciding to be happy...choosing it on purpose. I also share a couple of examples of how this change can occur in real life. Have a great one!
Good Morning Everyone! A lot of people have been excited over the years about Superheroes and their Super Powers. But, do you have a super power? Have you discovered and nurtured it? Today, I share with you some thoughts about discovering your super power and how you can be a Superhero in your Universe.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! I'm back from the week off, and ready to have a hot beverage with you today as I talk with you about coping with and recovering from trauma. Also a great big shout out to my old friend from grade school and high school, Rich McWhorter, whose former student Champ Bailey was inducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Good Morning Everyone! This Best of Morning Coffee with Larry goes back a little ways to June 6, 2019, with a question as to whether you are a consumer or producer. I received several personal messages about how helpful and inspirational this podcast was to several listeners.
Good Morning Everyone! It's Friday!!! Today I start with a funny story that leads us into a lesson on Patterns of Problematic Thinking that is taken from Cognitive Processing Therapy. I am including a few links to help you learn more about this topic and CPT in general. Also, I have another podcast that I record twice a week called "The I Hate Anxiety Podcast" - Give it a listen!
Patterns of Problematic Thinking Worksheet
How to Buy the Cognitive Processing Therapy Manual - latest edition
CPT 2014 Manual developed for use in the VA with Veterans - PDF free download
Short Video Explaining CPT
Good Morning! When I woke up today I was thinking about hiking trips I have taken out west, and one in particular I have used as an analogy in counseling sessions for many years. Now, I may have shared this story and life lesson with you before on an episode, but I think it is one worth sharing again.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! I don't want it to be Monday! No big topic today and a potluck variety of what is on my mind and facebook feed and a little on anxiety in little children. Look to the facebook page for photos from today's topics.
Good Morning! In drinking a glass of water this morning I starting thinking about life lessons that we can learn from this simple yet vital liquid. The lessons I share on this podcast include: consistent, flexible, adjust to the environment and return as before, useful, needed by all life, destructive in the extremes, refreshing, life giving when moving.
Good Morning Everyone! Following up on yesterday's podcast about change, I wanted to share with you four important questions regarding implementing successful change, and these questions center on 4 words: Need, Want, Willing, and Committed.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! What does it take to change? Whether it is you or someone else, there are some things that work and don't work when it comes to facilitating change. Today I look at a quote attributed to Lori Deschene that goes like this: "No one changes unless they want to. Not if you beg them. Not if you shame them. Not if you use reason, emotion, or tough love. There's only one thing that makes someone change: their own realization that they need to do it." Here is a link to Lori on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lori-Deschene/e/B005NEHYZC
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! This past Friday I had an opportunity to sit down and interview Dale Horaz, LCSW who directs the suicide prevention team with the Marion VA Medical Center. Dale has worked in suicide prevention for 11 years and has a wealth of knowledge on this challenging subject, which is why I wanted to get Dale on the podcast.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! How many of your watched the 1960s family sitcom, The Munsters? I sure did and loved it. If you don't know about it, take the time to look it up and find some episodes to watch. Well, there was a meme I recently saw that quoted Herman talking to his son about what really matters in life. That is today's topic: the Wisdom of Herman Munster! You can find the meme by visiting my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Morning-Coffee-with-Larry-Quicksall-2270276413090929/
Good Morning Everyone! Today's topic centers on your unintended impact on those around you. My friends Michelle and Tammy posted a couple of memes that I found quite inspiring today, so today I share them and my thoughts about them with you. Make today a great day for you and others!
Good Morning Everyone! Are you feeling overwhelmed? We can feel overwhelmed from too much change, loss, fear, responsibilities or expectations. When we feel overwhelmed over a long period of time we can experience despair. And when we endure despair too long we will begin having major negative changes in who we see ourselves, others,and the world in the past, present and future. This is not a good place to be. If you find yourself in this situation I would recommend seeking out a therapist who can help you change the way you think to correct these changed beliefs. However, if you are not there yet, then I would recommend you pursue restoring balance in your life by trying to limit the amount of change in your life resulting in a better sense of stability and predictability, accepting losses over which you have little to no control, learn how to stop treat unreal fears or fears from the past as if you are in danger now, have reasonable responsibilities and delegate when it makes sense to do so, have realistic expectations for yourself and others, and finally develop a pattern of using logical reasoning instead of emotional reasoning.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today's show is based upon a meme from a friend of mine from years ago, Lynne. It is titled "My Tuesday 'To Do' List" and includes the following items: count my blessings, let go of what I can't control, practice kindness, listen to my heart, be thankful for what I have, and just breathe." Great List, and today I share my thoughts on each item of this list.
Good morning! Have you ever looked at old photos and had different emotional reactions when you compare them to the way things are today. How we interpret change in our lives is important not just for how we remember the past but for how we live our lives into the future.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! I hope you enjoyed your Independence Day celebrations yesterday. Today I talk about why we remember things including the signing of the Declaration of Independence as well as why we should remember Eva Kor and what she thought it was important to remember. Eva died yesterday and here is a link to the article I read on today's podcast. https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/local-holocaust-survivor-eva-kor-passes-away/
Good Morning Everyone!!! Today we look at four ties that bind long-term relationships as found in the below article from 2012 in Psychology Today magazine. Here is the article link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201206/the-12-ties-bind-long-term-relationships Today I discuss my thoughts on the first four from this article. Enjoy!!!
Good morning! Good coffee! And it’s very good to be home! Hi everybody, I’m glad you could join me today. Yesterday evening my son and I made it home from our trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota, and while drinking coffee this morning I’m thinking back on the trip asking the question about what I would like to bring home from the trip, so that I can incorporate it into my daily life and make my daily life better.
Good morning and good coffee! On today’s podcast I want to share with you my thoughts having attended a caving conference in celebration for Jewell Cape National Monument reaching their 200 mile mark. It was an amazing trip and experience, and I’m so glad I was able to be there with my son, Aaron.
Good Morning Everyone! Grab your coffee and let's talk about relationships, specifically bad habits to avoid in relationships. Follow this link to my Facebook page to see the infographic I used as inspiration for the podcast - https://www.facebook.com/Morning-Coffee-with-Larry-Quicksall-2270276413090929/
Today's show was inspired by a meme that reminded me of a Sunday School class from the early 1990s that used the book titled The Blessing by Gary Smalley and John Trent. Today I talk about this concept and how you can pass it on to your children.
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Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I tried something different. I recorded the podcast and did a Facebook Live at the same time! I was afraid at first two try and juggle both, but I think it worked well. My topic today was a meme from my Facebook feed about what spills from your coffee cup when you get bumped. You can see the meme and watch the Facebook Live broadcast on Facebook by searching for Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall. I'll post a working link to the page when Facebook decides to play nice with me!
Good Morning! Passion projects are amazing things that express creativity, generate energy, and typically help others. Today I share some of my passion projects and announce a recent one that is designed to help those effected by terminal illness and end of life decisions. Want to check out this new passion project? Visit http://www.helpwithterminalillness.com
Good Morning! Have you ever wondered why you can experience an emotion while doing an action AND also when other people are doing the action and you are not? We often call that empathy, but it can also be the result of Mirror Neurons in the brain. Today I share some basic information on this interesting theory that may be playing a big role in our day to day lives.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I explore the topic of gentleness and share with you a great article written by Andy Mort titled "Gentleness is Strength: the 7 Habits of Highly Gentle People". https://www.andymort.com/gentleness-is-strength/ He has a lot of good information on his site, so I would recommend checking it out!
Good Morning! Good Coffee! Happy Flag Day! Happy Father's Day! Many things to celebrate and appreciate today. Today also I share my thoughts on a meme I saw this morning on the five types of people you want to be around: inspired, passionate, motivated, grateful and open-minded.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! I hope you are having a great day today! Today I address the question "Are You Willing?" You may be wondering "willing to do what?" Well, we all have goals and dreams and desires, but are you willing to make that come true. Sometimes the goal may be a great achievement, others it may be to start a dream business, and others it may be to get out of the deep hole they have found themselves in. My hope is that today's podcast can give you encouragement, understanding and direction to find yourself moving in a needed direction for your life.
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Life lessons are all around us, but too many times they are missed. Today I explain why I like life lessons so much and share three lessons learned yesterday when the members of the Crossroads Beekeepers visited the farm for a fun time of visiting with each other, inspecting my beehives, and enjoying a potluck dinner.
Good Morning! Are you a consumer of what other people provide? Do you consumer toooo much on social media or other online platforms? Do you have a story to tell or skill to teach? Well, get rid of the passive depression and switch from being a consumer to being a producer! How? Today's podcast will tell you!
Good Morning Friends! There is one thing that never changes and that is the fact that things change and change happens. Do you accept change or do you fight it or dread it? Listen to today's show and find out my take on the topic of change.
Good Morning Everyone! Sometimes life lessons come from the oddest places, and today is one of those days. What can we learn and apply from The Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail? For those of you not familiar with this movie, following are a few links for you to check out.
Full Movie with Commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDT2YOg8WSQ
The Black Knight Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35rVw1zskA
Good Morning and Good Coffee!!! Do I have a story for you from yesterday. I'm not going to give away much about the story other than the title of this podcast episode. By the way, does anyone have a recipe for Humble Pie???
Good Morning Everyone! In today's podcast I explore the phrase and concept of Positive Mental Attitude. In doing some research I learned that the concept of positive mental attitude has been attributed to Napoleon Hill in his classic book "Think and Grow Rich." I also describe the phase Positive Mental Attitude as "To Anticipate Good Things" and as a "Confident Rational Point of View". It then gave my thoughts from a blog post by Declan OFlaherty on the website Tiny Buddha titled "8 Tips to Help Create a Positive Mental Attitude". Finally, at the beginning of my podcast today I mentioned my fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Follow the links to find internet sources and additional information.
Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a great day today! This morning I saw a shared statement on my friend Tracy's Facebook page that had received several comments to the original poster. The statement said, "Girls who have a thing for bad boys end up being single mom's asking where are all the good men at?" There is some truth to this statement, and in this episode I share my thoughts on patterns and problematic choices some people make when it comes to relationships.
Good Morning! Today I want to talk about a great way to add positive balance to your life: hobbies. Using hobbies can be positive, allow for creative flow, be a time filler, derail negativity, give social opportunities, create adventures, and be at any price range.
Good Morning! Do you ever have one of those days where everything seems to be going wrong, and you wind up with a really lousy attitude for the rest of the day? Well of course you do, everyone does. And that includes me! Today I want to talk about making sure we have balanced perceptions of our experiences to help us have better days. And I have to practice this too, especially today!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I'm addressing that old issue of setting priorities including goals, objective, tasks, purpose of goals, important vs urgent, value of allotting time for a task, creating a rank order of tasks, and doing things on paper - on purpose - on time.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I draw a comparison between feeding and caring for my ducklings and doing the same for yourself. The three actions covered are feeding, cleaning, and exercising your body, mind, and spirit. Good nuggets in this podcast!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Big Shout Out to Nancy and Lynette this morning! Have a great day, gals! Today's show is inspired by a meme: "Easy to spot a yellow car when you are always thinking of a yellow car. Easy to spot opportunity when you are always thinking of opportunity. Easy to spot reasons to be mad when you are always thinking of being mad. You become what you constantly think about. Watch yourself."
Good Morning and Good Coffee! I hope you had a great weekend and had a Happy Mother's Day! Today I start a series on healthy and balanced living, and I began with three definitions to give us a starting point. (1) Balance is an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. (2) Balance is a condition in which different elements are equal or in correct proportions. (3) Be be in balance is to keep or put something in a stead position so that it does not fall.
Good morning and good coffee! Today’s podcast I want to talk about some life lessons involving baby ducks in miniature horses. I’m also going to be going with my wife to watch the St. Louis Cardinals game, so if you’re going and happen to see me be sure and wave!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I wrap up our series on addiction for the time being with a discussion on a key part of recovery: the cultures of addiction in comparison to the cultures of addiction.
Good morning! A lot of times people think that a person who is struggling with addiction has to hit “rock bottom” before they will actually start their path of recovery. I don’t quite agree with that model and today I’ll explain what I think about idea.
Good Morning! If you are trapped in addiction does that make you a bad person? The clear answer on today's podcast is NO! You are not a bad person. You are a good person who happens to be trapped in addiction, and trying to deal with the pain of addiction can lead to bad choices and bad decisions, but it does not mean you are a bad person. Don't stay trapped in your addiction, whatever it is. Reach out to someone for help. The phone number for the Nation Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255.
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! So, is addition a disease or a choice? This question has been debated and discussed and challenged for many years. There are many reasons to stand on either side, so where do I stand on the subject. Well, listen to today's episode and find out!
Good Morning Everyone! I hope you have your coffee in hand, because we are going to cover the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you would like to have a printable copy of the 12 Steps, please follow this link: https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/smf-121_en.pdf
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Good Morning Everyone! This is Larry who is having trouble waking up fully today (yawn). Today I want to continue our series on addiction and share a bit about AA or Alcoholics Anonymous including a very brief history/introduction, the 12 Traditions, and why it is important to attend AA meetings, have a Sponsor, and follow the 12 Steps.
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Good Morning and Good Coffee! I hope you are having a great day and are making it a great week! Today I continue on addiction with the most common drug of addiction including tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, pain killers, cocaine, heroin, and benzodiazepines.
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Hey Everybody! Today on Morning Coffee with Larry I talk about the three types or categories of addition: substances, impulse control, and behaviors.
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Good Morning Everyone! Grab you coffee and ease into the morning with me today as I talk about addiction including defining addiction, compulsion, tolerance, and three broad categories of addiction: substances, impulse control, and behaviors.
Good morning and good coffee! Hi everyone! Today I’m taking my podcast out to the back deck before 6 o’clock in the morning to enjoy the cool breeze in the wonderful Salems of wildlife as I talk about slowing down from the intrusive world to enjoy what we have available to us from the natural world. I’m also out here because my desktop computer is not cooperating. ;-)
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Hey Everyone, if you want to send me a comment, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today's podcast includes an update on a grief and bereavement project I have been working on, an anxiety project I am planning to start, and a challenge to you.
Good Morning Everyone! Accountability is our topic today, and we look at internal and external types as well as the benefits of being accountable in having a life that moves us forward in a positive direction.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I want to talk about the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Paris: the burning of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. It was a horrible and sad sight to see on television. I also reminded me of another fire at a Catholic institution that hit a little closer to home. On April 4, 1949, 70 years ago this month, the St. Anthony Hospital fire took the lives of 74 people including 11 newborns and my great-great aunt, Arminda Baker. Life does have tragedy, whether international, local or personal. The question for us today and every time tragedy strikes is what is important enough in life to restore out of the flames of the tragedy? It is not an easy answer, but very i1mportant none the less.
Good Morning and Good Coffee!! I hope you are doing well and getting ready for a great day. It's Friday, and I'm a bit excited and ready for the weekend....mostly doing chores, but I get to be outside and soak up some sunshine! Today, I talk about Believing You Can Be Well. More than just a catchy phrase, believing you can be well is moving away from the word "can't" and not being satisfied with the status quo. It is about looking for and implementing ways to be better off, to be well, in your circumstances. Don't conform to the notion that this is as good as it gets. Today I share some of my experiences in mental health, what I have seen, and why I believe that you can be well. Finally, if you have a podcast suggestion, please send me an email at email@example.com. Have a Great Day!
Good Morning Everyone! Today I attack (yes, attack) the word "can't". While I start out the podcast pretty tired and still somewhat sleeping, I am completely charged up by the end! Why? Because I really, really don't like that word - it keeps people a prisoner of their own lies. Don't let the word "can't" make you a victim. Challenge it and Overcome it!
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone!!! Today I am thinking about gardening now that Spring is finally here. However, today I really want to talk about Gardening Your Life so you can enjoy planned abundance! Oh, Hi Nancy!
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Sorry for the delay between podcasts, but this past week has been filled with early morning priorities with three sets of goats being born on the farmstead. Loyal Listener Nancy pointed out to me that she has been drinking coffee by herself, so my apologies to her and a promise to do better! Today's podcast covers stress and why we experience it or don't experience it. It is also a mobile recording as I was traveling to the Ramsey Community Auction for the first time in over 40 years!
Good Morning! Are you a worrier? Are you tired of worrying about things that rarely happen? Is there an alternative to worrying? In today's podcast I give you an alternative that could help turn your life around.
Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a great day today and that the weather is nice where ever you are. While sampling some podcasts on anxiety I came across two people talking about panic attacks and it stirred an old memory of my first experiences of watching panic attacks on Saturday Morning Cartoons. Today I want to share with you the wisdom of understanding and immediately reducing the power of panic attacks as taught on the show Scooby-Doo. No, I am not making light of the subject, but listen and you will hear what I mean.
Good Morning! Today I share a bit about my experience helping put together a video on confronting fears by bringing a person who was not comfortable around bees to my bee yard to suit up and get into an active bee hive. Find out what happened on the podcast!
Good Morning from the Road! Today's podcast is recorded while driving and taking in the surroundings of my drive to town. Driving is a great time to create an opportunity to de-clutter our mental lives and practice mindfulness regarding our surroundings.
Good Morning Everybody!!! Today's topic is for those dating or wanting to date and hopefully find the love of their life. How can you quickly tell if this is someone that you should continue dating or someone you need to end it with? A great tool I recommend people use is a Must-Have and Can't-Stand exercise. I will walk you through how to do this in today's episode.
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Good Morning Everyone! Today's topic is on motivation with observations and tips. Areas covered include:
Small task vs Big task
Routine activity vs Non-routine activity vs Change in routine activity
Are you emotionally driven vs logically driven
If you have a topic to suggest or a question you would like addressed on the podcast, please email me at Coffee@LarryQuicksall.com
Have a great day everyone and thanks for listening!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Hi Everyone and welcome to today's podcast.
I want to invite each of you to send me an email with topics or questions you would like for me to address on the podcast. I will not be providing therapy on the show, but I want to cover topics that are important to my listeners. Send your emails to Coffee@LarryQuicksall.com.
I'm continuing from last time's discussion about change, but today I'm talking about external change and points to consider to deal with it in a good way. I share thoughts about whether we have influence in the situation or not, whether we will be coping with or adapting to the change, choosing beliefs that will allow us to have positive emotions about the change, and problems with maintaining a victim role.
Good Morning Everyone! In today's show I talk about Creating Successful Change in our lives. First, I share four very important questions that you need to answer yes to for change to have a chance of happening.
1. Do I NEED help and change in this area?
2. Do I WANT help and change in this area?
3. Am I WILLING to do what is needed to have successful change?
4. Am I COMMITTED to seeing it through to completion?
I also identified 3 key areas of change: Beliefs, Actions, and Relationships.
Homework Assignment: Identify a specific area of change in one of the three key areas where you can answer "yes" to all four of the above questions, and write that down on a piece of paper, then start listing ways that you can make positive and permanent changes to improve your life!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today's episode is recorded on my way to work, so please excuse the background noises! Yesterday I had a fun time meeting with my daughter's boyfriend which leads into a my conversation on building bridges.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today I'm sending out some shout outs to my two Master Mind Ladies, Vena & Mary, who if it wasn't for their encouragement over the past 5+ years I probably would not be doing this podcast....Thanks for the encouragement! Also a shout out to my daughter's boyfriend from Ireland that I'll be meeting up with today. Today's primary topic is the physical and mental benefits of Walking, so after today's show I want you to get out and walk today!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Hi Everyone and welcome to the podcast. Today I am continuing and nearing the end of our marriage series with the topic of Beliefs. What do you believe about your spouse? What is the difference between a belief and an emotion? How can I tell if my emotion/belief is accurate and true? What can I do about a false and damaging belief? I cover these questions and more today.
Good Morning Everyone! Today's topic is marital expectations. I spoke about a couple of articles and the links are below.
Good Morning Everybody! Today is a topic I love talking about and can stir my passions, and that is Communication. You see, my bachelors degree minor was in Speech Communication, and I never lost my passion for the subject. Effective communication is vital for a healthy marital relationship, and I spent a lot of time in my therapy office teaching and helping couples improve their communication with each other. Today I share about the Communication Model, how it works, and why it breaks down.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I continue on the marriage series with Physical Intimacy. This may not be a show you want to listen to over speakers with kids present! This show ran longer than I thought because there was a lot of good information coming to my mind. While thinking about this podcast and topic I came up with this statement: "Physical Intimacy is a progression of intimacy involving acceptance, closeness and trust that combines the emotional and physical in a pleasing way.
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Good Morning Everyone! Today we continues in our series on marriage by looking at another type of intimacy called Financial Intimacy. This more than just money management, but it builds upon the foundation of goals, hopes, and dreams that a couple can agree upon resulting in a logical focusing of their financial resources. For assistance with financial management and planning I typically refer couples to www.DaveRamsey.com.
Good Morning! Today we start a short run of episodes on types of marital intimacy, and today's focus in on Recreational Intimacy.
Here is the link I mentioned: https://oneextraordinarymarriage.com/6-forms-of-intimacy-to-building-a-strong-marriage/
Good Morning! Today's topic is the fifth of the Five Foundations of a Successful Marital Relationship: Trust. I start by talking a little about systemic mistrust, then I teach about how marital trust can be damaged and how it can be built up through the practice of the other foundations.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Hi Everyone, today I'm talking about the fourth foundation of a successful marital relationship: forgiveness. How often do you take out the trash at your house? Daily? Whenever it gets full? Would you take my challenge of not emptying the kitchen trashcan for 3 full weeks??? No? Find out what trashcans have to do with today's topic on marriage!
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Today we continue with our series on marriage and the third element of the Five Foundations of a Successful Marital Relationship, which is LOVE. Love is often a problematic word in our language because we say we love "everything", but marital love is comprehensive and definitely more than just a feeling. I mention about viewing it as a math formula: Mental Commitment + Emotional Intimacy + Physical Passion = Comprehensive Marital Love. I also reference Robert J. Sternberg and what he calls the Triangular Theory of Love. More information can be found on this at the following links.
Good Morning Everyone! Today's continuing series on marriage takes a look at the topic of Respect as one of the Five Foundations of a Successful Marital Relationship. In addition, I share some heartfelt memories of a great man who knew how to entertain an audience from the theater stage: Steve Rasmussen. I enjoyed seeing him act and will miss him on the stage of the Riverfront Playhouse. I promised some links to check out about Steve.
Heaven is Hell (a dark comedy) - Starting at Steve's scene
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Today I jump into the topic of Commitment. Several years ago I put together a presentation/paper titled The Five Foundations of a Successful Marital Relationship, and the first of these foundations is commitment. To this day when counseling couples I will dive into the Five Foundations and have couples rate themselves on these foundations. You can as well, and then you can decide what you can do to improve your score.
Good Morning Everyone! So how do you deal with the fact that people offend you, that they do you wrong, or that some people seriously want to harm you? Do you get angry, get back at them, even the score, or seek revenge? Well, how has that been working for you? Maybe you want to consider something different such as forgiveness.
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! This morning I stumbled across the topic of ASMR in another podcast I was listening to. My daughter Jessica first shared this term with me, and so after hearing it again I did some quick-and-dirty research and found an interesting video that shows people who make videos involving tactile actions and soothing sounds for relaxation and pleasing physical sensations. You can watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjfyBEIl7Q. However, this is actually not new, but is something quite old. It has just been rediscovered in our crazy, hussle-bussle, unhealthy, fast-paced life.
Good Morning Everybody! Today's topic is Boundaries, and I review different boundaries from national to state to local to family and individuals. There were four important when addressing the topics of boundaries: relationship, expectation, respect, and trust. I also mention a book titled Boundaries by Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud. Purchase links are below. Have a great day!
Buy Boundaries from WalMart
Buy Boundaries from Amazon
Hey Everybody! Good Morning to each and everyone of you. Today is Saturday and it is supposed to be sunny today, and I'm planning on taking a little time for myself and enjoy a walk outside and quiet time with the goat herd as I rest, relax, and recharge myself from a challenging week. Today, my topic is Wellness Tools from a program that I was trained in back in 2018 called WRAP or Wellness Recovery Action Plan. It is a great, easy to follow program that I have taught to many people over the past decade, and a key component of the program is call Wellness Tools. In today's episode I describe what Wellness Tools are and how to create your own Toolbox of Wellness Tools. For more information on WRAP visit their website at http://mentalhealthrecovery.com/info-center/
Good Morning and Good Early Grey Tea! Thanks for joining me today. In today's episode I talk about the Appalachian Trail and persistence as my friend Matt hikes the AT. We can take Matt's task at hand and apply it in the important, long-term goals we want to accomplish in our own lives.
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Hope you are having a great day today. I have a two part episode today that starts with a funny list of children's wisdom and finishes with suggestions regarding morning routines.
Good Morning Everyone! While pondering the differences between worry and concern, a very popular song from the 1980's popped into my head. Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFarrin was a great song with a great message. If you haven't seen this video in a while, or if you have never seen it, then just follow this link ==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU
Good Morning and Good Coffee and Good Tea.... Actually, Lipton Raspberry Green Tea.... It's great on a wintery morning! Today we are having some bad weather including sleet and freezing rain, so we have hunkered down in the house. However, we have a new puppy who needs to go outside pretty frequently, which led me to pause for a moment and see how he is reacting the another day of totally new and amazing experiences. Wow, to have "puppy eyes" or "childlike amazement" at all that is around me. Well, maybe we still can have that amazement if we are willing to see that it is there every day.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Hi Everyone. Today I'm recording from the middle of the framework of our new pole barn that is being built. You know, if you want to have a pole barn last for 50-100 years then you need to make sure the foundation and structure is solid, true and well connected. And it is that way in life when it comes to our decisions and behavioral patterns. Are we making decisions based on our emotions or character traits? Do our foundation posts go deep into the ground, or are we simply held to the ground by stakes that can easily be removed. In my podcast I reference the 12 Points of the Boy Scout Law, which is listed below:
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.
I'm also including an article I just found on Google. It is a short and fascinating read about when the Boy Scouts named a scout camp after John Wayne in 1979, just a few months before his death. John Wayne shared his thoughts about the Scout Law during the presentation, and I'm so glad I found it. Here is the link: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/08/13/john-waynes-take-scout-law/
Good Morning and Good Coffee! Brrrr!!!! Yes, I'm complaining about the cold again, but I'm sure Spring is around the corner (at least the groundhog said so). In today's episode I talk about writing things down. You see when we write things down they become tangible or real, and we can do things with them so that our life becomes better! So grab some coffee, find a cozy spot to sit, and enjoy part of your morning with me.
Good Morning Everyone! Today I share some thoughts on decision making and will power. Why do we have a great idea, make a solid commitment to it, but still give up shortly after starting it? This podcast may have the answer you are looking for.
Good Morning Everyone! My how the weather changes from -38 degree windchill on Wednesday to Sunday (yesterday) it hit 70 degrees! And with the rising temperatures comes the "big thaw". Walking through the soupy barn lot areas and having to kick it in 4-wheel drive and cut ruts through the sod to get around construction vehicles made me stop and think about ruts. Ruts through soft ground can sure make a mess of things, but once things dry out later this year I can fix them up again. The same is true when we cut ruts in relationships...they need to be fixed as well.
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Today I want to follow-up on yesterday's conversation regarding memory components (emotions, actions, interpretations) and how they fit into anxiety disorder related to trigger reactions. If you missed Episode 6, please go back and listen to it to bring you up to speed. Have a great day, and I hope your favorite team wins the big game today.
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! I'm Larry, and I want to welcome you to the podcast. Today I share some information with you about memory, specifically memory components, how they impact everything we do, and how they can contribute to the experience of anxiety and development of anxiety disorders. So, grab your cup of coffee, find a comfortable spot, and enjoy some time with me this morning on Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall
Good Morning and Good Coffee! In today's episode I explain the difference between stress and anxiety. Everyone experiences stress but not everyone experiences anxiety on an ongoing basis. Do you?
I am in the process of setting up some websites and facebook pages to supplement this podcast, and once they are up and running I will share their links here.
Have a Great Day! -- Larry
Good Morning and Good Coffee Everyone! Today we still have the Big Chill with our weather, so hot coffee is a good thing. If you are in Central Illinois and interested in Beekeeping we have a beginning bee school taking place on February 9th. Info and registration form is located at http://www.crossroadsbeekeepers.com/beeschool2019.html . Also, I share about a new project I'm working on with a book I published a few years ago on the topic of terminal illness and end-of-life issues. I read an excerpt from that book on the topic of Power of Attorney for Healthcare. Enjoy the podcast and have a great day!
OMGoodness it is Cold Outside! In this episode Larry tries to psych himself up for taking care of the livestock when the windchill is -32! He also shares a personal story and professional story about losing your footing and gaining it again.
Good Morning and Good Coffee! "Baby Its Cold Outside" with a wind chill of -12F! I would love to stay inside and drink more coffee, but the farm animals need to be cared for on such a cold day. Today, I want to share with you the story of "Hank" who had a passion for painting but his understanding of techniques and skills were very lacking until one magical day where "Hank" made a work of art. And in like manner, you can too.
Hi Everyone! I am starting a morning podcast called Good Morning with Larry Quicksall. Today's episode is just a little bit about the podcast and about me. Enjoy listening and tune in tomorrow for Episode 2.