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Without further ado, here’s Enoch Li, author of Stress in the City, to tell us more.
Where were you born?
Are you a full-time author? If not, what do you do?
No, I’m a social entrepreneur based in Beijing. I founded BEARAPY with the mission to reduce burnout and mental health issues in workplaces and in the community through helping adults access their inner playfulness. I blend the power of playfulness – creativity, stress management, and self-awareness – into my transformation and facilitation work. I work with clients to embed mental wellbeing into the corporate culture for higher productivity.
I also consult in organisational development, and work a lot with group dynamics at business schools.
Why did you decide to write a book?
It was my childhood dream to write a book – and finally I have a story to tell! LOL
I wanted to write because I love writing, and also hope my story can inspire others on their journey of challenges, overcome adversity, and to be more self-aware and emotionally aware. Plus, I think mental health is an important issue not just for individuals, but also for organizations, communities, and the society at large.
Who’s your inspiration?
Dr Seuss, Christopher Bollas, and Jimmy (a Taiwanese illustrator/author).
What’s your favourite book?
Oh! The Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss
Who would be your first choice to play you in a hypothetical film/TV adaptation?
Choose three songs for the soundtrack.
‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol (that’s our wedding song! Read the story behind that here.)
‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ by Bonnie Tyler
‘Shout‘ by Tears for Fears
Describe your perfect day. Where would you be? What would you do?
I would spend it on my couch, with tea and chocolate, just reading a novel. I’d have some with blues jazz music playing, and the sound of rain outside. No dog to walk, no kids running around, no husband at home with his mess … perfection!
Imagine that Trigger is holding a talent show. What’s your act?
My fish face impression!
What’s your favourite quote?
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw
I’d add “woman” to it …
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Let it emerge…
Want to see more from Enoch? Read Stress in the City! Here’s a sneak preview …
One could hardly guess that a strong, successful young woman who travelled the world, lived in multiple cities, had a high paying salary and had rocketed up the corporate ladder, would one day crumble to pieces, so hopeless and devastated that she believed life was no longer worth living.
In Stress in the City, Enoch Li shares her experiences at the top of the corporate game, reflects on the warning signs she refused to see, and documents her journey back from the edge through the rediscovery of her inner child.
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