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finally my blog is live!

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It has taken me FOREVER to create this blog, and those who know me know I’m not someone who procrastinates (well, not so much anyways)…. It is a seemingly easy task, but to do so whilst sick, in pain, and in depression is not exactly conducive to efficiency… especially when I felt very reluctant to talk openly about what I was going through for a while…But better late than never.

Finally it’s more or less presentable, with a few tweaks needed here or there, and to build a Chinese version next, but at least I can tell people the url to the website.

It is almost a relief to me that I’ve built this blog. like I said in my story, I’m sharing my experience for two main reasons: (1) to hopefully provide some inspiration and encouragement to those who need it for whatever reasons, and (2) to serve as a wake-up call to those killing their body cells bit by bit under stress, especially if they dont realize they are stressed — or refuse to admit it like I did initially.

However, the biggest motivation perhaps, is for me to write again, something that I have not done for a the last 6 years since I graduated and started working. It is an outlet for myself, to express my thoughts and feelings, and all part of my healing and recovery process. The soul and the emotions are all inextricably linked to the physical body. If my mind is not well, my body will suffer. Likewise when my body is in pain, my mood is low. And so, all the money I’m spending on the Chinese & Western medicine I’m taking, acupuncture, acupressure, detox, qi gong, and herbal therapy etc., will all be wasted if my mind and soul is not healed.

Therefore I must write. Rediscover myself. Reflect. Rejuvenate.

And my hope is that what I write will not fall on deaf ears, but if it would help one person out there today, then my prayers are answered.

12 Responses

  1. the useful thoughts u presented do help our team’s investigation for our company, thanks.

    – Martin

  2. I enjoy coming back daily to see your musings. I have your blog bookmarked on my daily read list!

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  5. I want to add you to my blog roll, and learn from you as I suffer from depression. The hard part is I closed my barber shop in 2007 and since then went on to get my paralegal college degree here in IL. It is 2012 and I love law, and cannot practice – we have to have a “supervisor” attorney to practice. I am so smart. I cannot afford law school…wishful thinking.
    I have been off work 8 months, writing is my love along with Reading. I blog and just joined at Project 365 photo challenge just to have a sense of purpose each day. My body suffers since then I have a chronic picking compulsion on my face and no money to get help. I need more friends like you who really care. Jackie♥

    • nochnoch says:

      Hi Jackie

      OF COURSE! I’d be honoured if you add me to your blogroll! I also got your email and will write back today
      I’m glad you are pursuing law. I studied law too, and liked international law but never really wanted to practice. I’m sorry to hear of your sufferings do. It’s quite painful isn’t it, but its encouraging to hear that you are working on something to get yourself out of bed, and to find a sense of purpose. It feels like a long dark tunnel and I sometimes fluctuate to the very bottom. I hope you will come back up when you hit rock depths.

      Yes, pls continue to write to me. I’m not medical professional but at least I can listen 🙂
      and I can empathize

      Noch Noch

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about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) is born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. She has also studied / worked / lived in the US, France, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, China, and has travelled to more than 40 countries. She loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2010 due to her illnesses and after spending time in recovery, cooking, practising Chinese calligraphy, reading and writing – in short, learning to take care of herself and letting out the residual work stress, she has transitioned into a Play Consultant for corporates interested in creative change management and employee well-being using the psychology of playfulness.