NochNoch.com

self-destruction & flying business class

|

I had regarded business class flights as privileges that not many would have the privilege to enjoy. If you are not convinced of my sense of superiority, read the Prologue of my book, “Stress in the City: Playing My Way Out of Depression”, where I document a journey on a flatbed in the air, and…

another incoherent post

employee mental health China, employee mental health Asia Pacific, employee mental health Singapore, employee mental health Hong Kong, prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

It has been hard to pull myself away from the news, even though I know I should go to bed and mend my migraine. I have stopped scrolling WeChat moments for quite some time, and I hardly read the accounts I have subscribed to, but something caught my eye and despite knowing that clicking on…

shelter from the ugly

prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

This is an ugly world. I have had to stop reading the news because it makes me depressed. Constant news of people inflicting pain on other human beings, animals, the earth… some times I cannot believe that these are other humans I was reading about. The things we do to each other, to kids, to…

incoherent post 2

depression, recover from depression, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive
|

This whole mental health push feels like it is getting over the top Sure there is a lot to do. Yes, its great more people are in it. But it feels like people are in it because it’s the next bandwagon. And it’s the “next big thing” so we need to be seen as part…

an incoherent post

prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

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.

prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

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?

prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

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

prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

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

prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

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…

Am I capable of hope?

prevent burnout, workplace stress, depression, mental wellbeing, mental resilience, mental health in China, depression in China, recover from depression, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, how to get out of depression, suicide, international executive, women leadership, women entrepreneur, expatriate life, self awareness, finding yourself, balanced life, overachiever and depression, burnt out cause depression, stress cause depression, prevent suicide, Beijing depression, Beijing suicide, Noch Noch, Bearapy, playfulness, creativity, founders' depression, entrepreneurship, women, female executive, Stress In The City, author of mental health
|

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…

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.