Stress in the City

“A revolutionary call to rethink our mindset and adopt refreshing and fun ways to prevent burnout in the workplace by bridging psychological theories with real-life applications in the business context. This book is for anyone who wants something deep and meaningful. Enoch is leading new thoughts in the space of mental and emotional wellbeing!” ~Bill Lu, Vice President, Global Human Resources, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts~

“Enoch Li takes us on a roller coaster ride. We move from her own evocative struggles with mental health difficulties through to an imaginative and personal way of supporting others in their wellbeing journey.” ~Chris Underhill MBE, Social Entrepreneur and my mentor. Founder BasicNeeds & Co-Founder citiesRISE~

“Enoch does something very few are brave enough to do — she bares her soul. Her story is not just worth reading, it is worth repeating — it is the story lived daily by millions of spirited, intelligent, and ambitious young people everywhere, and too often they are met with silence, when they should be met with unwavering empathy … in the form of hugs — many, many playful bear hugs.” ~Rui Ma, Ex Head of 500 Start Ups, China and Founder, Euzen Labs & Transformative Tech Academy~

“With naked vulnerability, Enoch bares her fear, agony and life and death struggles, and how her rediscovery of playfulness has rescued and lifted her from depression. She illuminates how playfulness can be one of the most potent vaccines against stress and depression. She reveals how playfulness connects us to our core and a deep sense of meaning. She elucidates how playfulness can connect us to possibilities and purpose. A few minutes of playfulness per day keeps stress away and the child in us happy and safe!” ~Vivian Lau, President, JA Asia Pacific Limited~

“Enoch has discovered elements in human life that have been masked by educational credentials and social expectations. Play, which is now the highlight in early childhood education, should restore its position in the entire human life.” ~Kai-ming Cheng, Emeritus Professor, University of Hong Kong~


Having grown up in Hong Kong and Australia and educated in France, Enoch Li always had international aspirations. By her 28th birthday, she had achieved everything she had ever laboured toward. Her parents was speechlessly proud of her financial earnings, she had a supportive and loving romantic partner, and she had lots of friends who adored her. So why did she feel as though something was missing?

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.

Enoch also discusses how companies can help their executives be mentally and emotionally well through her research into the psychology of playfulness, workplace burnout, and company culture.

You might just find that the toys around us may be more meaningful than you think!

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