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I do not know how she was feeling before the fatal act. I do not know what was going on in her life. I do not know the reasons for such despair. I do know that anyone can have such thoughts and take their own lives, whatever background, race, age, gender, culture… I do know…

Entrepreneurs Need to Sleep More!

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I have been trying to write an article on the investment market, on how investors might care – or not – about the entrepreneurs they invest in in terms of the entrepreneurs’ mental health. Being an entrepreneur is stressful to say the least, and I have seen many of them breakdown when working with them…

stress of marriage

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“Well, if you and Nochie did separate, what is the hardest issue to resolve?” “Probably custody of the kids…” mused Timmie, “Oh wait, actually no, she definitely won’t be fighting for that!” Two years ago, as Tim recounted this conversation between him and his therapist, we both broke down into hysterical laughter. 

Going MENtal (III) — Play to Prevent Stress

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Whenever I mention playfulness, everyone looks at me like I am crazy. But, a few usually entertain me and hear me out on how being playful helps with stress management. Bill Lu was one of these few exceptions who had the foresight to see that wellbeing is much more than physical health. He was one…

Going MENtal (II) — More Men Are Sharing…

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  Have you ever floated in water in complete darkness and silence? It sounds a little scary, but the experience is extremely calming and peaceful. Floating is a well-researched method to release stress and rejuvenate the body. If you have not tried it, I strongly recommend it! Today, we chat with Andreas Martin, who has…

Going MENtal (I) – Men Do Get It!

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My girlfriends and I complain all the time that the men just don’t get it. Well, they do… sometimes… Joking aside, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as part of the BEARAPY’s mission to make the world mentally healthy, we are focusing on the initiative of preventing workplace stress and burnout, largely correlated to…

pressure to go viral – Stress Awareness Month

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Why do some articles go viral and why does mine reach a meagre 10 people? What motivates people to share articles but not mine? I feel pressure when some have 1 million followers and I have to scrape by with 500, holding firm to my boundaries of NOT buying followers or finding randoms to drum…

BRAVO! my TEDx talk…

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You might think I am crazy, but I believe in my weirdness. 別人笑我太瘋癲,我笑別人看不穿。 In fact, I believe in everybody’s weirdness. Those unique thoughts. Those impossible ideas. Those incredulous dreams. It just takes that one little step at a time. And I would like all the young people to know that, and to know that all…

shared bicycles & determination

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The scooter burglar alarm screamed. I had thrown a bicycle into it. One of those yellow ones and then I added an orange one for good measure. A third I threw into the concrete wall. Shared bicycles pollute the streets of Beijing. I had wanted to push the stroller up the slant walkway that led…

thoughts on anxiety

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I suppose I had not talked about anxiety much on this blog. In fact, I do not quite know what I talk about anymore here, other than my occasional rants and vents. A few months ago, someone wrote me out of the blue. Usually I do not accept guest posts on this website, because it…

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.