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SURVIVING SUICIDE: World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

** Trigger warning: Suicide** My heart skipped a beat as my vision blurred in and out of focus. Where was I? What had happened. As I slowly gained consciousness, I realised exactly where I was. My brain may have been foggy but I could remember enough to know why I was...

GROUP THERAPY? Couple’s who train together stay together

Core engaged, feet hip width apart and taking a big step forward, as we simultaneously did our lunges together, I realised just how beneficial it was to be exercising with my partner. I found a real love of fitness in my late twenties as a way of coping with personal...

MAMA MILK: New children’s book to normalise Breastfeeding

Sat with my youngest daughter cradled in my arms suckling "mama milk" and with my eldest daughter lying next to me, I started reading a bedtime story. As usual the baby depicted in the story was bottle feeding. There is nothing wrong with that but it made me realise...

Family, Health, Life & Reviews…

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

Mum-of-two Sophie can be found running with her buggy throughout Yorkshire or drinking coffee and eating plant-based 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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Health

Hearing Voices: I hear voices and it’s not like the horror movies

It’s believed that up to 10% of the UK population hear voices, sometimes those voices are comforting but often hearing voices can be distracting and controlling. Sadly, I’m not in the 20% who find hearing voices comforting but it’s good to realise that some people do....