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Mental Illness: How to help someone having a Mental Health Crisis

I have spent the last few weeks like a zombie, swamped by my mental illness. I have been given lots of drugs to numb my anxiety, dull my psychotic episodes and to keep me as safe as possible whilst I go through this mental health breakdown. The Crisis (home-based...

Play Day: Why playing is vital + top ideas of games to play

I spent my childhood playing on our street, from riding our bikes to water fights, football and rollerskating. We would spend hours outdoors come rain or shine, only to be ushered inside when it was a mealtime. Nowadays it is not the same. Street Play seems to be...

Is Mental Health Awareness diluting the impact of Mental Illness?

We've all got mental health but not necessarily a mental illness. There's a big difference. “I am just so depressed.” “I feel anxious." Through all the brilliant work on ending the taboo around mental illness, have we now opened the flood gates to everyone using terms...

About me

Mama Mei (aka Sophie Mei Lan) is a multi-award-winning Blogger and Vlogger specialising in Attachment Parenting,  Mental Health & Family Fitness. 

Mum-of-two Sophie can be found running with her buggy throughout Yorkshire or breastfeeding, drinking coffee and eating Vegan food. 

She is a qualified Journalist and Film-maker, having worked for local and national press as well as being dubbed “Britain’s best Bellydancer!”

Sophie has now turned her talents to blogging, vlogging, column writing, speaking and, running Blog Up North Magazine and Influencer Network.

She chats mainly about Family, Health, Life, Fitness and Campaigns.  As well as doing Reviews and offering Competitions! 

Family

Feed-a-thon: Breastfeeding in public to celebrate

People from where I'm from don't Breastfeed. People like me don't Breastfeed. When I accidentally fell pregnant to a new boyfriend, we were shocked to say the least. We were young, ambitious and into fitness as we had met in my local gym (he was an altitude trainer...

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My breastfeeding journey: from clueless to tandem nursing

I never ever thought I’d breastfeed, let alone breastfeed in public, on TV and now in the national press. But as the story goes, you never know what’s around the corner! When I fell pregnant with a guy I’d just met (luckily, my now husband) I was somewhat shocked....

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Family Days Out: Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Diggerland

From flying in the air in a spinning digger to walking past tigers, giraffes and polar bears - believe it or not but we've not ventured outside of Yorkshire this week and yet what a colourful treat it has been. The only cloud has been that of my daughters' volatile...

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Health

Mental Illness: How to help someone having a Mental Health Crisis

I have spent the last few weeks like a zombie, swamped by my mental illness. I have been given lots of drugs to numb my anxiety, dull my psychotic episodes and to keep me as safe as possible whilst I go through this mental health breakdown. The Crisis (home-based...

Is Mental Health Awareness diluting the impact of Mental Illness?

We've all got mental health but not necessarily a mental illness. There's a big difference. “I am just so depressed.” “I feel anxious." Through all the brilliant work on ending the taboo around mental illness, have we now opened the flood gates to everyone using terms...

The Great Outsores: Why so many people get injured during summer

You’ll find me running around the streets of Yorkshire with my daughter in the buggy in a bid to maintain my health and fitness. I try to be proactive with my health and my family's. Always trying to cram in exercise when I can (my husband is also a chef so he batch...