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I am depressed. Or I should say I find very many aspects of life depressing. One morning last week, I woke up super early to get ready for a client meeting. Something popped up on my feed and to my own devastation, I read the news. It was a report about a child sexual abuse…

same loop. happy birthday.

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Same loop. I haven’t been writing for months. Haven’t been reading either. I haven’t seen many of my friends, even though I vowed to spend more time being with people and not just in transactional meetings. I am wondering again if I will ever make it – not knowing what “it” is. I am unravelling,…

how do we just stop?

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I get it. Many of us want to stop and feel like we cannot. We do not have the luxury to be depressed. 9 years ago, I could. I had no kids and therefore no financial obligation or school fees to pay. I had a company to support me through part of that experience. I…

follow the herd

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98,598 page views 1,258,945 followers 12,590 likes 305,619 downloads XXX award. YYY scholar. ZZZ woman of the year et cetera, et cetera, et cetera… All. Not. Mine. Nothing to do with me, except for the fact that I feel incredibly insignificant when I scroll the WeChat Moments and group chats and Facebook links and LinkedIn…

i’m taking credit

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I’m upset. Davos picked Prince William instead of me to speak about mental health. Fine. I get it. Fair choice. It is very heartening to see mental health high on Davos’ agenda.  It is heartening to see mental health on more and more people’s agenda these days. When I first wrote about depression ten years…

the anxiety of gratitude

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I spent Thanksgiving last year in Singapore. I do not celebrate Thanksgiving and do not quite know what it is about apart from turkey and pecan pie, kind of like Christmas come early. My friends invited me over to spend the evening with their family and friends. As I started my gluttony, I choked when…

Am I capable of hope?

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I am incapable of being hopeful. When life hits Timmie with a steel curved ball, knocking him down, he gets down and beaten up, but he remains at the core, a firm belief in himself and that things will get sorted out and “It will be all right.” He endures with a hopeful outlook and…

elegant narcissist

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I wonder if we all have some form of narcissism in us. Narcissism in its very crude sense self-grandioso. I sat next to a young girl on the way back from Shanghai. Her fingers in my peripheral vision bothered me, because it kept swiping and tapping on the phone like no tomorrow. I glanced over…

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…

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.