Enoch Li

Enoch Li was born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. After completing her education in Law and Political Sciences 7 years ago, she embarked on a career as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. She has lived in different countries including the Netherlands, Japan, France, and the UK, and now resides in Beijing.

Enoch was forced to take time off work due to severe depression, migraines and Meniere’s disease. She now spends her time in regaining her health, and writing about her experience (http://nochnoch.com) battling with the illness – from treatment methods to heightened self awareness as a result of more time now to reflect and ponder about changes she needs to make in her life.

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I cringed at these things my friends said to me these few years. For those of you who don’t really get us, I’ve decided to let you know 10 things not to say to a depressed person from my own experience. ...As I’m not a doctor, I can’t give medical advice. Moreover, what to say is very dependent on the personality and situation of the oppressed. But what I can offer is my take on what NOT to say to someone in depression. Hopefully this can help you empathize where we weirdos are coming from, and for you to be more sensitive to our plight.

It is a perpetual question – how do we maintain balance in life? And so many of us search and look and read multiple self help books or blogs, and yet to no avail. So here’s a new way of looking at "balance." Instead of the typical 50-50 work-life balance we always talk about, the Balance Model under cognitive psychology theories has a different interpretation to what is a balanced, healthy, happy life.

Why is depression so daunting to some? Why is it so difficult for some to lift themselves out of the mental state? Control – we’ve lost control over the environment, the situation and ourselves.

Depressed Creativity

By nochnoch / Enoch Li -- Never thought I had any creativity. I equated creativity with artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, fashion… I was none of that - until I sunk into depression last year. And over the course of a few months, I rediscovered my creativity, which spurred my recovery. I had always classified myself as “not creative” till I met my fiancé...But it was a limiting belief that I was not creative myself.

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