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Over 50. Not the Hill.

Are you in midlife or beyond, dealing with the ups and downs, sags and bags, twists and turns that life at the midpoint throws at us? Then this is the place for you.

I’m Liz Grantham, founder of TheOptimal.me. I’m 53, an entrepreneur and single mum. When my full but stressful lifestyle collided with the aches and pains of aging, I realized I had to find a way to embrace and enjoy the years ahead. After all, it’s what I had been dreaming of and working so hard for! I didn’t want to become obsessed with anti-aging – I wanted to embrace getting older. Most importantly, I wanted to be honest with myself, and keep my sense of humour.

Over 50, Not the Hill combines notes from my journey to feeling better, more energized, and looking ahead with a growing sense of anticipation, inspiration and freedom with the realities of life beyond 45. 

Looking for joy and cultivating gratitude

Looking for joy and cultivating gratitude

In a world where bad news is the norm, finding joy and feeling grateful can be an uphill battle. The good news? It’s actually all around us. Gratitude is a natural antidepressant and even the simplest joys make a huge difference.

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The easiest cookie recipe – yeah right!

The easiest cookie recipe – yeah right!

I love to travel this time of year, but now that’s not an option. So, I decided to bring my travels to my kitchen in an attempt to make the best ginger cookies I had on a flight abroad. Here’s how I managed Ina Garten’s easy cookie recipe!

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“Pay attention to me!” Knowing your body’s signals

“Pay attention to me!” Knowing your body’s signals

What’s causing my lower back pain? It’s nothing, my knee’s just acting up! I’ll push through the pain. Ignoring your body’s signals is a common mistake we make leading to long-term damage or pain – but there’s an easy fix! Here’s why learning to listen to your body is essential.

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When did a good night’s sleep become the holy grail?

When did a good night’s sleep become the holy grail?

There are many tips for better sleep out there, but do any of them work? I’ve tried the natural sleep remedies, sleeping pills, limiting blue-light before bed and more, but getting a good night’s sleep has been a life-long struggle, even now in midlife.

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What’s the real anti-aging secret?

What’s the real anti-aging secret?

If I told you the fastest way to look and feel younger didn’t include $1k anti-aging serums or skinny jeans, would you believe me? The anti-aging powers of regular movement and exercise are undeniable – here’s how it can work for you!

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Breath is fundamental

Breath is fundamental

Just count to 10 and breathe ….. but are you getting the full impact of deep, diaphragmatic breathing when you need to get your frustration levels under control or just generally feel better? Maybe not. This might be your solution. You’ve got nothing to lose except 10 minutes!

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