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On doing nothing for World Mental Health Day

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I feel I am always playing catch up, and when I do have the calendar space to do so, I tend to fall sick. And a bad cold I have been fighting with for the last two weeks – not serious enough to be debilitating, but bad enough to strip me of energy. I feel…

love actually

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Been in the half-sinking mud cycle of inertia. Feeling forgotten because all these people who do events that ties into my speaking topics do not think of me. Because haven’t done much lately. Because there is a list of proposals to write. Because there is some business development to do and I am procrastinating. I’m…

On Serendipity & World Suicide Prevention Day

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Last week, one of my good friends shared with me a life challenge she was facing. It broke my heart to hear of the pain she was going through. What pierced my heart the most was when she showed me the messages she received from other family members and friends. They told her, “Be tough!”…

mid life crisis

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Most people have a mid life crisis about meaning and the kind of legacy they want to leave behind, or a rethinking about health and the way they live their lives, plastic, environment, animal rights, and all that kind of stuff. The wisest ones just buy a Porsche and get it done and over with.…

this is it – book launched!

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It is here. Done. A reality. And it feels anything but real. First off, I do not yet have a hardcopy of the book in my hands. Second, I feel overwhelmed, more nerve-wrecking than hold the crying Riviane a few minutes after she was born (I made sure the nurses cleaned her up before giving…

guilt

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Guilty when I’m watching TV instead of polishing up article pitches. Guilty I am on my own enjoying space and quiet while Timmie has the kids a few thousand oceans away. Guilty when I am just sitting, drinking iced lemon tea, and staring off into space. Guilty when I am not doing anything, not finishing…

writer? author? going MENtal! (new FREE ebook)

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What makes an author, an author? What makes a writer, a writer? I mentioned the free ebook on how to help those with depression that I had written a few years ago to a friend the other day. She exclaimed, “Oh! You are an author!” I felt small in my chair and cringed. Gingerly, I…

where is our humanity?

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I’m enraged. A teenage girl sits on the ledge on a building, ready to end her life. Onlookers cheer her on, questions if she is seeking for attention to become an Internet Star, and urges her to ‘jump soon’. This happened in China two days ago.  I do not even know how to react to…

let it not be in vain

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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…

about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) was 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 Social Entrepreneur and founded BEARAPY to help corporates make workplaces mentally healthy, and support executives to become more resilient.