Life After Elizabeth | Supporting those with a mental illness live a better life through creative writing and positive psychology

This blog is a tribute to my big sister, Elizabeth, who died of suicide on October 13, 2013. She was 26 years old.

My way of paying tribute to her life is by opening my heart to anyone struggling with mental illness and being as kind as possible to everyone I meet. It’s heartbreaking to think about how many people are fighting for their lives and hiding behind masks.

I use this blog as a place for breaking the stigma, promoting self-discovery, fueling inspiration, embracing our humanness, and exploring how we can become the most mentally healthy version of ourselves we can be. It’s all the little things I’ve learned throughout my journey in life so far. But more than anything, it’s a place on the internet to hopefully make you feel a little less alone.

Life is a journey and everything that happens in our lives teaches us something. There are always things to learn and discover, no matter how old we get. I’m here to share what I know to be true with whoever wants to listen.



  1. Hello Kimberly, wow, what a blog. I found your blog via this post https://lifeafterelizabeth.blog/2019/01/05/bringing-fiji-village-life-to-sydney/ because I was looking for posts about Gunu. I see you stayed with Emily and Bilo. They’re great people, Emily is a great host. I’ve been her friend for many years.

    Gunu is a great place to get your mental health back. I suffer from depression and anxiety a lot as well. I find Gunu is one place I can relax and my worries just melt away. It is so calm and peaceful there. All the kids playing on the beach, having fun. The sound of roosters in the morning. The aunties of the village doing what they need to do. The singing in the church. Much nicer noises than traffic, sirens, planes flying over and endless people. Life there is so much more safe and relaxed than here.

    Do you by chance have a bigger copy of this picture from your web page? https://eclecticwave.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/49344367_1929888643775270_8929981051338489856_n.jpg

    That’s my little blue house there.

    Kind regards,

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