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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. 

Lessons from Marrakech

Lessons from Marrakech

It’s 2004. I am 37. I have survived the roller-coaster ride of being a single mother, a failed long term relationship, a failed business, and have finally come out at the other end. My daughter is thriving. My advertising business is growing. I buy a property in the...

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She’s Bold! Podcast with Beth Whitman

She’s Bold! Podcast with Beth Whitman

There is something magical about connecting with like-minded women, and that is exactly what happened on a podcast with Beth Whitman – Ultramarathon runner, adventurer, author of the Wanderlust and Lipstick blog, and host of the wonderful podcast, She’s Bold! We spoke...

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I forgot what I was going to say – Memory in midlife

I forgot what I was going to say – Memory in midlife

The past week has brought the issue of my diminishing memory sharply into focus. The good news is that a) I’m definitely not alone, and b) I can work smarter at improving it. When did my memory go into early retirement? I’ve never been good at remembering names –...

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Why good posture can make you look and feel YEARS younger!

Why good posture can make you look and feel YEARS younger!

 "Lose 10lbs and look a decade younger in one week by perking up your posture" The Daily Mail UK "HOW TO LOOK YOUNGER, THINNER AND MORE POWERFUL. PERFECT POSTURE" – FINANCIAL TIMES "The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner" –Womenshealthmag.com "Look Thinner in an...

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A Women’s Day Tribute

A Women’s Day Tribute

“Women understand. We may share experiences, make jokes, paint pictures, and describe humiliations that mean nothing to men, but women understand. The odd thing about these deep and personal connections of women is that they often ignore barriers of age, economics,...

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A weekend round up! This month’s Covid-19 slump busters.

A weekend round up! This month’s Covid-19 slump busters.

This month has been tough. During this fourth month of lockdown I have felt constrained, frustrated, unproductive, uninspired and, to be quite honest, drained. For an eternal optimist, it’s a difficult place to be. To find inspiration, I’ve spent my down time with...

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