My name is Ilka. I’m the person behind Ilka Elise B

Welcome to my blog!  

I started my website in 2017 (literally ages ago) writing about anything and everything. This year I almost deleted it all. But after neglecting it for months on end, I decided to give it a new purpose.  

I want the new and improved IEB website to act as a ‘research page’ for all things self-care, self-love, and meaningful living. As well as an outlet for my own mental health struggles and experiences. This is a positive, inspiring, and uplifting place. And I hope you find what you’re looking for. 

A few facts about myself 

2#1 I’m almost 30.

2#2 The Office (US) is the best Tv/Netflix show, ever!

3#3 I’m happiest when everything goes as planned.

2#4 New York is my favourite city in the world. 

3#5 My star sign is Virgo. 

2#6 I’m a huge daydreamer.

3#7 I live for calm at home days.


I’m not a mental health expert, only a human with some lived experience in anxiety, depression, and people-pleasing. But I believe in the well-being of our mind, body, and soul. I aspire to inspire you to love yourself. Practice self-care, find balance and fulfillment in life, and to have a little fun in the process.



Let’s catch up!

Feel free to message me on Instagram. I love to chat about books, dogs or just talk about our days. And I’ll always answer a meme with a meme. 

For business enquires or opportunities, please fill out the form on my contacts page or email me at and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.