Welcome

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 humanity that is rarely discussed or celebrated. It’s a space for all those moments of life that are lived behind closed doors, the opposite to the highlight reel of social media. It’s about embracing the entire human experience, not only what is considered the ‘good’ parts. It’s a collection of essays highlighting everything I’ve learned throughout my journey in life. 

Everything that happens in our lives teaches us something. The darkness we experience, as painful as it can be, can become our greatest of teachers. I’m here to share what I know to be true with whoever wants to listen.