Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Be Brave, Lose the Beige – Finding your Sass After 60

May 29, 2023

Are you feeling a little beige? Feeling that you’ve lost your ‘sass’, the colour has faded from your life? In this episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast, my guest is Liz Kitchens, founder of What’s Next Boomer? and the author of Be Brave, Lose the Beige.

Liz is a delightful guest and full of energy. You might also like to try her ‘K’ Quiz on the What’s Next Boomer? website. The K Quiz is designed for 60+ demographic because even though you have probably done personality tests in the past, do these profiles hold up in our 60s, 70s and 80s? I did the quiz and I’m a dreamer, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

During the interview we discussed:

  • Liz’s background and why she wrote the book
  • How to breakaway from the ‘beige’ expectations for Women Over 60
  • Why creativity is crucial for the aging process. The ‘yes…..and….’ approach
  • Tips to ignite your creativity
  • How to stay ‘loud and proud’ in a society that wants to make the older woman invisible
  • Why rule breaking can be a good thing
  • How to be brave and find your ‘sass’

Listen to the Podcast

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Meet Liz Kitchens

Liz Kitchens is a rare and endangered species born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Her memories of the sweet scent of orange blossoms and of the salty scrubbiness of the landscape pre-dates Walt Disney World. This geographical legacy, sandwiched between the frolicking waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast, inspired her playful spirit, and informs her writing. She conducts workshops and seminars on creativity and directed a creative arts program for teens in underserved communities. She has also been a market researcher for thirty-five years and is the founder of What’s Next Boomer? a website dedicated to helping boomers navigate retirement options; and of the blog, Be Brave. Lose the Beige, which focuses on issues facing women of the baby boomer generation. She is a contributing writer for the online magazine, Sixty and Me, and has been published in various online and print publications. Liz is married, the mother of three adult children, and the grandmother of three grandchildren.

Connect with Liz

Website: Be Brave. Lose the Beige
Website: What’s Next Boomer?

Be Brave, Lose the Beige – Finding Your Sass After 60 – the book

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply leannelc May 29, 2023 at 09:58

    Hi Sue – another really interesting guest. I love the idea of being sassy in our sixties, I’m working on not being loud and proud though……my aim is to be bright and cheerful instead. Thank goodness none of us ended up becoming invisible!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 29, 2023 at 10:09

      I loved Liz, Leanne. She was so lovely to chat too and yes bright, cheerful, loud or proud whatever helps us to enjoy our life is important. x

  • Reply Bernadette May 29, 2023 at 21:34

    Hi Sue, I ended up being a dreamer also. Thanks for the introductions to Liz. I figured I would like someone who had Kitchen in their name.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2023 at 10:57

      Oh you are funny, Bernadette re Liz’s name – so witty! xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections May 30, 2023 at 11:07

    Hi, Sue – Thank you for introducing us to Liz, and for another inspiring podcast. I fully agree that we all need more sass and colour in our lives at every age!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 31, 2023 at 09:17

      Liz was wonderful, Donna. Such a delightful and genuine person to chat to. x

  • Reply lorraine May 30, 2023 at 16:14

    loved your comments Sue…..

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 31, 2023 at 09:18

      thanks Lorraine I’m glad you enjoyed the podcast and post. x

  • Reply Toni Pike May 30, 2023 at 19:28

    So lovely to meet LIz, she’s a real inspiration. We definitely need more colour.

  • Reply Gail Is This Mutton June 1, 2023 at 16:19

    I love the sentiment “be brave, lose the beige.” We definitely become less invisible in bright colours!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 2, 2023 at 15:10

      We certainly are bold and loud with bright colours in our wardrobe. Liz was such a wonderful guest and certainly had Sass! x

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