Kimberly Hetherington feeding rainbow lorikeets!

“There is no greater honor or privilege than facilitating the process of healing for someone, to bear witness, to reach out a hand, to share the burden of someone’s suffering, and to hold the hope for their recovery.”

Welcome to my website Life After Elizabeth.

My name is Kimberly Hetherington and I have been published on various websites and magazines including Thought Catalog, Tiny Buddha, The Mighty, Elephant Journal, and Unwritten.

I love to write, read, listen to podcasts, be in nature, and experience raw and honest conversations that go beyond the ‘mask’ of everyday life. Human beings fascinate me more than any other creature.

This website is about the side of the human experience that is rarely discussed or celebrated. The ‘taboo’ topics of our culture; death, mental illness, bereavement, suicide prevention. It’s a space for all those moments of life that so many of us live behind closed doors; a sort of antithesis to social media. It’s also a place for honesty, inspiration and most of all, hope. 

I believe that everything that happens in our lives teaches us something. The darkness we experience, as painful and unbearable as it is, can become our greatest of teachers. I’m here to share my story with whoever wants to listen.