Morning Coffee with Larry Quicksall
By Larry Quicksall
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 faith. 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. Personally, my wife and I try to keep up with our expanding family while living the farmstead faith-based lifestyle. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy sharing some time with me this morning.
549 - Random thought of Autumn - 10-12-2022
Autumn is definitely here with the changing colors of the leaves, the cooler weather, the periodic rain, and all the signs of the short in Sweet season. Join with me for a few random thoughts that give me a sense of peace while enjoying a hot cup of coffee with you.
October 12, 2022
548 - 25 Years Ago - 10-04-2022
Today I go back 25 years and think about two key things. The first is the rekindling this past weekend Of a friendship where I have not seen this couple in 25 years. The second is a major event from my life that was 25 years ago today. Interested in learning a little bit about this then grab a cuppa coffee and enjoy this episode of Morning Coffee with Larry.
October 04, 2022
547 - Autumn is Almost Here - 9-18-2022
It is hard to believe that autumn is almost here, but if you look at the signs in nature you can start to see the evidence. Likewise there’s other signs that we may need to take a clear view of in our own preparations.
September 18, 2022
546 - When I Killed My Father - Interview with John Byrne Barry - 08-26-2022
Six months ago I was contacted by novelist John Byrne Barry about interviewing him regarding his latest murder mystery novel titled When I Killed My Father: An Assisted-Suicide Family Thriller. I have to admit that the topic initially took me back, but after a phone call with John I decided to read his book, and found it a very good read regarding a topic that can easily polarize people on this topic. So listen to this fun interview with John, and maybe you will order his book for an exciting read. You can purchase this novel and others that he has written by visiting www.JohnByrneBarry.com or purchasing it at Amazon. ISBN: 978-0-9967262-5-2
August 27, 2022
545 - Home Grown Meal - 8-10-2022
On today’s episode I share some of my thoughts and memories that have influenced my wife and I regarding eating what we raise on the farm. I also have a surprise celebration for today that I didn’t remember was actually happening today. Listen to today’s episode to find out what it is!
August 10, 2022
544 - Unlocking Memories - 7-28-2022
What are possible keys to memories? Well, I recently found hundreds of keys as I have been going through my parents house.
July 28, 2022
543 - This or That - 7-14-2022
Sometimes life gives us choices between one side of the coin or the other. That’s what we’re going to look at briefly in today’s episode.
July 14, 2022
542 - Granny Women - 7-11-2022
How are medical issues taking care of generations ago? Who had the knowledge and gifts to care for those in your family who were sick when there was no doctor around? In today’s podcast I want to talk about the granny women as described in an article that I posted on this Podcasts Facebook page. Granny women had the skills and knowledge needed to care for their family and their neighbors, much of which has been forgotten today but I would say it’s worth relearning.
July 11, 2022
541 - Thank You for Prayer - 7-3-2022
On today’s episode I share with you my thoughts on a recent post I made on Facebook regarding prayer.
July 03, 2022
540 - Planets and Coping with Heartache - 6-24-2022
On today’s episode I start with my live observations of the planetary alignment this morning, then I share with you some things shared with me by Superfan Nancy on how to cope with disaster and heartache from around the world or even in our own neighborhood.
June 24, 2022
539 - Two Conversations - 6-11-2022
Sometimes the deciding factor whether we worry about a situation or not depends upon which of two conversations we have. Let’s talk about these conversations on today’s episode.
June 11, 2022
538 - Value of Replacement - 6-8-2022
If you wanna have success correcting some problematic patterns in your life consider the concept of replacement. That is the topic of today’s coffee time.
June 08, 2022
537 - Are You Doing Well? - 6-7-2022
How do you know when you’re doing well? Today I want to put our focus on little things that truly matter as to whether we are doing well.
June 07, 2022
536 - Turtles and Bees - 5-14-2022
What do bees, turtles, possums, and other creatures have in common? Well, they’re all on this episode of my podcast, and I’ve encountered them today with a fresh set of eyes this morning.
May 14, 2022
535 - Potatoes - 5-11-2022
It is an absolutely beautiful morning today, so I am sitting out on the back deck reflecting over all of our farm activities yesterday. And for some reason I’m a little stuck on potatoes. Find out why on this morning‘s episode.
May 11, 2022
534 - Changing Your Brain - 5-3-2022
Did you know that your brain can change based upon what you are focusing on? In today’s podcast we’re gonna look at some possible traits that you may have unintentionally trained your brain to see. Will also look at how you can change any negative patterns the positive ones by changing your focus.
May 04, 2022
533 - The Resurrection - 4-17-2022
Happy Easter everyone! Today I want to share with you a reading from the gospel of Luke regarding the resurrection of Jesus the Christ as a way to start your Easter morning.
April 17, 2022
532 - 5 Wonderful Character Traits - 4-7-2022
This past week I’ve been thinking on deeper topics and came across a meme that kind of ties in to what I’ve been thinking about. Join with me today as we look at five wonderful character traits that we should be practicing every day of our life.
April 07, 2022
531 - Eyes to See - 3-24-2022
Today I wanna share with you a four-part prayer that I think can make a big difference in your life.
March 24, 2022
530 - Student and Teacher - 3-10-2022
If you are a student, do you want to be corrected if you are doing an assignment wrong? Lest’s see where this question leads us today!
March 10, 2022
529 - You Have Control of This - 3-2-2022
When things seem out of control, and maybe you don’t know how to react, remember how you respond to a situation makes all the difference. That’s today’s topic, so grab your coffee and let’s discuss it.
March 02, 2022
528 - Anxiety and War in Ukraine - 2-26-2022
It’s very easy to feel anxious over what is happening this week in Ukraine. Today I want to share with you some of my suggestions regarding coping with the events taking place in Europe, the fears you may be having about it escalating, and what can you logically do to remove some of the insecurity in your day to day life as things unfold.
February 26, 2022
527 - Memories of Mom - 2-11-2022
It’s been six months since mom passed away, and I thought I would share some of my thoughts and memories about her.
February 11, 2022
526 - Worry vs Concern - 2-9-2022
When you watch and read the news whether it is on a local, national, or international level there’s a possibility of a lot of change. Some of this change doesn’t look to be good, which can very easily lead to worry. So what do you do about the bad things and the worry that can really mess up life? In today’s podcast I want to address the differences between worry and concern, and how that fits in to your life today and in the future.
February 09, 2022
525 - Memories and Experiences - 1-26-2022
Learning life lessons from old friends. Here is also the link for the 97yo pianist. https://www.classicfm.com/composers/rachmaninov/pianist-ruth-slenczynska-record-deal/?fbclid=IwAR3WSdAcN__T2UGKMEyNR7q-0LK23r-2l_LrtRbQ0g6WM67CpQfh7dEeuGg
January 26, 2022
524 - 20 Life Improvements 1-21-2022
This morning I want to share with you 20 short and sweet life improvements. I think if we can look at this list and implement A few of these every day we would see some wonderful and positive changes in our lives.
January 21, 2022
523 - Connections - 1-17-2022
It is amazing how different things are connected in this old world. Some connections are required for existence while others are required for function. Today I would like to talk about our connection through our creation with God.
January 17, 2022
522 - Anxiety Made Me Do It - 1-12-2022
On today’s podcast I share my thoughts about a meme that I found titled 11 weird things anxiety makes you do. However, I question whether anxiety makes you do it or these actions and beliefs give you anxiety. Kind a like the chicken in the egg regarding who was first.
January 12, 2022
521 - Gratitude in 2022 - 1-8-2022
Why is it hard to feel gratitude at times? Let’s explore the act of being grateful in a new year that is anticipated to have a variety of issues in it.
January 08, 2022
520 - Broken Glow-sticks - 12-12-2021
Today I want to share my thought on the recent tornado outbreak and read to you a story about a toddler and a glow-stick.
December 12, 2021
519 - Be Prepared - 12-03-2021
Today I want to talk about how to apply the Boy Scout motto be prepared to every day life as well as every day life during our present time when so much change has been happening.
December 03, 2021
518 - Your Headlines - 11-29-2021
Headlines impact us more than we give them credit. But what if headlines are not helpful or not accurate? Do you adopt headlines that you see in the news or hear from other people and make them your own to have greater influence on your life? On today’s podcast I want to share with you a little story to give you some food for thought.
November 29, 2021
517 - From the Deerstand
This morning I am sharing a cup of coffee with you from the Deerstand, and I reflect on some of my thoughts, memories, and recent activity taking place from this wonderful location.
November 20, 2021
516 - Back on the Farmstead - 11/16/2021
Hi everyone! Well I am back home after a couple of vacation trips and I thought I would just share with you what’s been happening.
November 16, 2021
515 - Story Time about Sand Cave - 10/23/2021
Today I was walking around Mammoth Cave National Park and decided to visit the entrance to Sand Cave and share with you a story.
November 16, 2021
514 - Vacation Update - 10-21-2021
I am still enjoying my vacation and thought I would share with you a little of what has been happening that includes a visit to an Amish store, a great evening with a couple of Youtubers, and enjoying coffee on a small town front porch.
November 02, 2021
513 - Mammoth Cave - 10-16-2021
Grab your coffee and join me as I dive deep into the depths of Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest cave. Yes, I am recording on site!
October 16, 2021
512 - Dealing with Temptation - 10-11-2021
Today I want to share with you a little about a recent conversation and a recent news article on the topic of temptation.
October 11, 2021
511 - Tickling Memories - 10/06/2021
Today I’ve spent some time going through some of mom‘s things, you know the things we accumulate over a lifetime that are linked to all kinds of memories and emotions. It’s been almost 2 months since mom‘s passing in today I started the process of going through some of her things, but it’s definitely harder than what I thought it would be today. Grab a cuppa coffee and join with me as I share some of my thoughts.
October 06, 2021
510 - I’m Restarting the Podcast - 10/01/2021
Hey, I’m restarting the podcast. In today’s episode I share a little bit about what has happened since the last podcast in April, and what my plans are for the future as a face several transitions in life.
October 01, 2021
509 - We Have Baby Goats! - 4/12/2021
Good morning and good coffee everybody! Well there’s a lot of excitement on our farmstead this past week with the birth of baby goats. So far three mamas have kidded five babies, and we still have more to come. You know this winter was kind of hard with the death of one of our guardian dogs and three of our goats, but even in the darkest winters we can hope and have faith that a green spring will come. Living on a farm we are reminded on a daily basis of this incredible cycle of life, that for everything under the sun there is a season, and we need to enjoy those blessings as they appear.
April 12, 2021
508 - Happy Easter - 4/4/2021
Good morning and good coffee everybody! Yes, I goofed up the date in the podcast again. It is not May 4 it is April 4. This morning I woke up too early, and I was pondering many things. One of my ponderings was about the women who follow Jesus, loved him, watched him crucified and killed, and were planning to go to the tomb and properly prepare his body for burial. With their focus on what had happened over the days before, and thinking about what they needed to do that morning, none of them were expecting the encounter they were about to have and the message that they would have the privilege of delivering to Jesus’ disciples.
April 04, 2021
507 - 7 Trait of Mental Strength - 3/29/2021
Good morning and good coffee everybody! Today I want to talk about seven traits for good mental strength. It’s from an article on teaching these traits two children, however I believe the great traits for every adult practice. And as a bonus you get to hear my excitement as I see are wild ducks returning to the farm after a winter away! I’ll share with you the whole story during the podcast.
March 29, 2021
506 - Camp Clean-Up - 3/27/2021
Good afternoon and good iced tea everybody! Well it’s Saturday afternoon and our camp cleanup day is over which leaves me to enjoy the breeze from the dock out on Lake Sara. Join with me for some afternoon relaxation as I share with you what we have done out at the camp and learn what you can do not only for this camp but also in service in your community.
March 27, 2021
505 - In-depth Communication - 3/24/2021
Good morning and good coffee everybody! This week I am trying to buy an external Wi-Fi extension system so that I can have Wi-Fi all over our farmstead. This dilemma led me to think about communications that we have with important people in our lives When it comes to distance, speed, in penetration. Curious? Take a listen to today’s podcast and hear what I’m talking about.
March 24, 2021
504 - Memories - 3/23/2021
Good morning and good coffee everybody! Today I want to talk about memories. What stirs memories? Why do certain memories pop out when others don’t? What part do objects play in as remembering different things? Whether it’s some thing sitting on a shelf or whether it is a Facebook post fun memories can be stirred and enjoyed. Grab a cuppa coffee and let’s talk about memories.
March 23, 2021