Liz Kitchens is a writer and blogger. Her blog, Be Brave. Lose the Beige, reaches out to Lady Boomers, women of the Baby Boomer generation. Liz also blogs for Growing Bolder and Vibrant Nation, two sites devoted to aging issues. Liz conducts workshops on the health benefits of creativity and is an ambassador for the Creative Caregiving Initiative sponsored by the NCCA, The National Center for Creative Aging. Liz founded the Jeremiah Project, an after school and summer creative arts program designed to foster self esteem and encourage creative thinking among at risk middle school aged students.
Boomer women have lived a significant percentage of their adult years within very prescribed “lines”. As Lady Boomers face the prospect of retirement or transition into another chapter of life, Be Brave. Lose The Beige is a guide for encouraging women to step outside some of those lines and live more creatively. Losing the beige is not just about color (although I’m pretty crazy about colors..all colors, the more the better) Be Brave, lose the Beige is really a life choice. It’s about exploring the playful side of life by escaping your incessant to-do lists, and experiencing more joy and fun. Bravery may be required as you assert the need for time to engage in pursuits of your own choosing. Color and joy will begin seeping back into a life turned beige by all the obligations and responsibilities we face on a daily basis. So, welcome to the world of Be Brave. Lose the Beige. I hope you will become part of this Lady Boomer community. Post a blog, read a blog, subscribe to my “Living in Color” monthly newsletter, and exercise your creativity.
For more information email me at: Liztkg@cfl.rr.com
What Readers say about BBLB
Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Vicki Schmidt noted after reading my Christmas Key Lime Pie Caper post:
I am just reading this as it has been a little busy here. Can I just say to you that I am laughing out loud in my office by myself right now? YOU are THE BOMB!!! I can relate to absolutely EVERYTHING you write!!
Thank you for including me on the documentation of your journey! I LOVE IT!!!!
Hope you are doing well!
Sending hugs from Kansas!!!
Katy Widrick, executive producer for Growing Bolder Magazine, TV, and radio says:
Liz has a wonderful way with words — like her blog name, she lives and writes in full color, with an optimistic look at aging, at women’s issues and more. Liz is Growing Bolder in a world where many women are told to dull their sparkle as they go through their 50s, 60s and beyond, and she is a great example of how to make the rest of your life the best of your life!
Nancy Harber wrote:
Liz, We met at the recent TMA Myositis conference in New Orleans. I was quite taken with the book “Be Brave. Lose the Beige” . I did enjoy your workshop. I realize I have no artistic talent at all, with crayon and pencil, but I can get creative in other ways. You opened some new paths. Thanks. Nancy
Susan McKenna, retired Labor Management Lawyer
As a 62 year old Boomer, I LOVE reading Be Brave. Lose the Beige. Sometimes it gives voice exactly to what I am feeling or thinking, and sometimes it challenges me to consider a brand new point of view. Always it is well written, heartfelt and insightful. Kudos, Liz Kitchens!
Suzi McGuffin, theoretically retired Baby Boomer
I want to thank you for your personal and beautifully written messages on your “Be Brave Lose the Beige” blog site. They are so relevant to me and my stage of life — baby-boomer moving too quickly to the next phase! Your description of your relationships with grown children and new grandchildren keep me in focus as to the real meaningfulness of our lives at this time. Please keep doing what you’re doing, an expression of life for so many of us!