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’
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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.