The ‘About’ page has been recently updated and will give you more information about what you will find on this blog. This blog is meant to be a resource for the community, as well as a place to dialogue and share ideas! Here is the new missional write up for what this blog is ‘About’. I hope this can be a resource for you and please, please, please (not to sound desperate or anything ;)– I just think we’re all better for hearing from one another) share your ideas with the community. We need your voice!
What “Created for More” is all about:
Welcome to Created for More. This is a blog about sustaining and maintaining healthy lives and relationships. In this blog you will find tips, ideas, life lessons and advice on balancing your life.
My name is DeAnza and I am a licensed therapist in Seattle. I have devoted my life’s work to assisting people to living lives more authentically and compassionately. I am passionate about helping people to thrive, grow and hope. I acknowledge the fact that we live in a society that does not embrace all people. There are many ‘isms’ that push people to the margins of society. Yet, despite that stark reality– I think there is a way to live liberated, brave, courageous lives through self-acceptance, compassion and hope.
As much as therapy is about healing and acceptance in the individual, I believe therapy/psychology is also a vehicle for justice and advocacy. Societal stigma tells us that to struggle or to be different is bad, unacceptable or wrong when in reality being human is challenging. We all have challenges and that doesn’t make us bad or wrong it makes us human.
Psychology challenges stigma by giving accurate psychological health information to the public and advocating for those suffering with mental health. Mental health is a part of our overall health. Did you know our brains are just as susceptible to disease, dysfunction and malfunction as any other organ of our body– why wouldn’t we take care of it like we do other parts of our bodies?
We need to live without shame in that.
In this blog you will find different articles to healing, establishing healthy relationships with self and others, educational information on psychological issues and ailments, advocacy information and opportunities.
This is a blog about life– growing, learning, developing, creating and the things most important to us like: family, community and relationships. Topics may vary and include the following: therapy, trauma, theology, feminism, health, sexuality, identity, LGBTQ, race, gender, society/ culture, justice, compassion and more.
Join in the movement of living a life that is free, liberated– fully embracing all your potential. You are Created for More then the status quo– what do you dream about, hope for, desire? And know that you are important, needed and vital to this community!