Dan Trathen DMin, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Certified Business & Life Coach

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Sex Gone Wild

The fifth is distorting sex. We think of sex as duty or as dirty and use it as a reward or as a punishment. We expect a perfect sexual response, or become inconsiderate and crude with one another and never share tenderness or emotional intimacy without intercourse.

These five negative patterns are signs of erosion […]

Distracting Stress: Give Yourself a Hand

There have been several times in my life when I have been overwhelmed by stressful situations. It has been helpful for me to use a hands-on grounding approach by employing the “Five Finger Exercise” during these times. This exercise is simple and easy to do. Let me explain. As you read this take a look […]

Stress is Toxic

The problem with stress is that it is a physical and emotional reaction to a problem or series of problems that can, when dwelt upon, seem like all of life. When we direct our energies only toward coping with stress, crises and plugging holes our bodies remain in a heighten state. This is very dangerous […]

Corrosion and Stress

Several years ago my travels took me to Greece. I wanted to see for myself some of the “Seven Wonders” of the ancient world which I had read about and studied as a boy. I was interested in seeing the “Acropolis” in Athens, Greece and the “Colossus of Rhodes” on the Greek Island of Rhodes. […]