Liz Kitchens is the author of Be Brave. Lose the Beige! Boldly Breaking the Rules after 50. Her blog, Be Brave. Lose the Beige! focuses on women of the Baby Boomer Generation, Lady Boomers, as she has dubbed them. Liz is the founder of What’s Next Boomer? a website dedicated to helping Baby Boomers navigate retirement or semi-retirement options. Liz can be contacted at Liztkg@cfl.rr.com.

Latest Posts By Liz Kitchens

3 weeks ago

Want to Make God Laugh? Make a Plan 

Dear God, I hope miracles are still in your wheelhouse because I sure need a couple right now. I have been sick for the past few days. Please help me surrender my raggedy breath, snotty nose, and fierce, shuddering cough to your (hopefully) healing hands…

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2 months ago

Discovering the Power of Words in 4 Generations of Women

I’m pretty psyched. I completed what turned out to be the fourth or even fifth, actually more likely the fifteenth, set of revisions on my book. It has been a three-year project, and I have my community to thank for this feat…

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4 months ago

Why I’m a Huge Fan of Author Ann Lamott’s Writing and Wisdom

I’m a big fan of writer Ann Lamott and follow her on Facebook. She recently posted about turning 68. To arrive at this age, she says, means you weren’t born yesterday. It means you have experienced a great deal – friends and family ravaged…

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6 months ago

A Hospital Experience I Will Never Forget

As our parents crested toward their 70s, we weren’t surprised when they began experiencing health issues requiring our attention. It was the natural order of things. That’s what happens when people grow old. While we might have been overwhelmed…

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9 months ago

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving: Grateful for Nintendo Animal Crossing

I confess to having blue expectations about Thanksgiving this year. Our kids and friends had other plans or were too far away to make traveling accessible. The holiday does not really have enough days built in to justify the expense…

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9 months ago

Finding Cherished Friendship in Times of Adversity

I have just finished reading “These Precious Days”, an essay written by Ann Patchett, published in Harper’s Magazine. I loved it so much the first time; I re-read it for a second. I feel ridiculously close to Ann after reading this candid…

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11 months ago

Covid-19 Has Given Grandparents Skin Hunger

This pandemic is tough. (Understatement alert!) Of course, it’s certainly tougher for people who have suffered from the virus and families who have lost a loved one due to Covid. We have also endured the loss of physical connections…

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1 year ago

Anxiety Speaks Softly and Carries a Big Stick

Unwelcome visitors have a tendency to pop in at the most inopportune and unexpected times. The telephone is just such an intruder, its shrill ring interrupting sacred downtime. Back when we were still tethered to landlines, sans caller ID…

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1 year ago

Game Changers Among Meds: Birth Control Pill and Covid Vaccine

I have spent my 67 years residing in the state of Florida. I have to live with the fact my state is the punch line of late-night talk show jokes more frequently than other states. Our mythical mascot is “Florida Man” whose bizarre real-world antics personify…

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1 year ago

Outtasight or Out of Sight? How to Wear an Invisibility Cloak

Remember the 60s? The 1960s that is, when “outtasight” referenced something cool and hip? In the 60s that “something” could have been a Baby Boomer teen girl. Well now, those 40 million Baby Boomer women are well into their seventh decade…

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