I invite you to unfold your narrative in this space where every voice resonates with strength and every story sparks transformation with the aim to empower each other.

Living Expressions aim is to empower each other as we express our lived experiences. Each person brings their own unique skills and we want you to express your story in your unique way. We love words intermingled on the page creating an ambience like we are walking with you. We love captured beauty in photography. We love the creative description expelling out in an art piece. We love the combination of these things and more! We also love to hear your voice said or sung. Share your living expressions moment.

Mental health matters. Your mental health matters to us. We want to listen to you, see your creativity and read your thoughts. Perfection is not required. A genuine spirit to encourage and inspire each other is required.

Wow I really love that you gave feedback, talk about empowering people and helping build their confidence! We’d live in a much happier world if everyone could be somewhat similar.” 

– Paul Elderkin after submitting his story

The Process: curating a safe and empowering space

At Living Expressions, I’ve established a thoughtful process to ensure that every piece shared here serves the mission of empowerment through encouragement and learning. It’s important to understand that this initiative isn’t a business – it’s a labour of love.

I dedicate my time and energy, amidst my own mental and physical health journey, to produce content that uplifts and inspires.

Your voice, Our Community

I’m eager to showcase your story, whether it’s conveyed through art, photography, prose, video or even a podcast episode. The essence of your expression should be one that kindles inspiration and bolsters others on their path. If you submission aligns with these values, it will find a home here.

A commitment to integrity

Each submission is reviewed with care to ensure it aligns with Living Expressions ethos. I am dedicated to fostering a community where stories are not just heard but felt – a place where vulnerability turns into strength. While we celebrate the diverse tapestry of experiences, we also safeguard against content that could cause harm. This balance is key to nurturing an environment where everyone can share openly and grow together.

Dr Mel Baker, founder and creator of Living Expressions

Submission details

All submissions must be your own work and include a component of inspiration / encouragement. 

Audio recording – expressing a moment of living that is important to you that may be encouraging to others (anything up to 20 minutes). These will be edited and placed on the Living Expressions podcast show under your name (or anonymously if you wish).

Video recording – express your story or a part of it (up to 3 minutes). These will be edited and placed under the Stories tab under the theme it relates to. More themes will be added as required.

Other ways of sharing your story:

Stories / reflections: no more than 2,500 words (don’t stress if it is over)!
Poetry: as long or as short as you like
Words with image/s: 1-2 pages A4 or US letter
Photography: 1 to 3 images, include place name, captions or descriptions 
Art: 1-2 photos of your art with title can also include words

Struggling to write your story? Why not record an audio or arrange a phone conversation with Dr Mel Baker and she will write your story for you or we can do it as a podcast.

Are you ready to share your story?

Join our tapestry of voices, where your narrative can shine freely. There’s no cost to submit, and I honour the value of your story without any monetary exchange. Simply follow these simple steps to begin your journey of sharing and inspiring each other:

  1. Download the appropriate form: select that form that matches your age group from the options below.
  2. Understand the Agreement: take a moment to read through the terms and conditions to ensure you’re comfortable with the non-exclusive license agreement.
  3. Complete the form: fill in the required fields with your details, sign and date the form to affirm your readiness to inspire others.
  4. Send your story: Email your completed form and story to the address provided, as per the instructions on the form.

Your work is a reflection of your unique perspective, and it deserves to be shared in a safe place. That’s why I operate under a non-exclusive license agreement, allowing your story to reach as many hearts as possible” – Dr Mel Baker 🙂

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