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60 Mindful Minutes

Nov 21, 2023

Liz Kitchens, author of Be Brave. Lose the Beige, joins Kristen for a lively and inspiring episode about how to break free from societal expectations and monotonous living. Discover how to embrace your inner magenta (and lose the beige) at any age, exploring ways to add vibrant colors to your life. We had a blast during this interview, and you'll have just as much fun listening!


Guest Bio

Liz Kitchens is a rare and endangered species, born and raised in Orlando, Florida, whose memory of Florida pre-dates Walt Disney World. She conducts workshops and seminars on creativity and directed an after-school and summer 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 also a contributing writer for Medium and 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. She lives in Orlando, FL.


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Guest’s book: Be Brave. Lose the Beige!: Finding Your Sass After Sixty 


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Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at 


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