Don't get stuck in the 'messy middle' of life! 

I help you sort the messy stuff, ditch limiting beliefs, stop feeling like you're wasting time, become who you're meant to be and...

live the life you REALLY want to live.

Many women get stuck in the 'messy middle' of life. 

I help you sort the messy stuff, ditch limiting beliefs, stop feeling like you're wasting time, become who you're meant to be and...

live the life you REALLY want to live.

Navigating midlife with its unique set of big changes and challenges, isn't always easy. 

The anchors that used to hold you and your life in place have shifted or even disappeared. 

You may feel overwhelmed, as if life's rushing by, question who you are now and wonder is this it? 

If this is how you're feeling, you're not alone and there are things you can do to change it! 

I'm Rachel Lankester, founder of Magnificent Midlife and I help women move positively through menopause and the messy middle,

to create a magnificent midlife experience that sets you up for long-term health, happiness and fulfillment.

If you're longing for a more purposeful next chapter, you're in the right place. 

Everything here is designed to help you refresh, re-energize and refocus. 

Recommended in the The New York Times

Every menopausal woman should read this book!

Like a kind and competent big sister, Rachel takes us by the hand and shows us how to use menopause to create a fabulous life. She covers how to manage physical and emotional symptoms with lifestyle changes, exposes the toxicity of the misogynistic culture that makes us feel so unwell, and gives us a path to blossom in our postmenopausal life. Packed full of inspiring quotes, resources, wit, useful practices and enquiries every menopausal woman should read this book. In fact, buy two copies and give the other one to her partner, boss or child and we can change the world!

Amazon reviewer

Buy this book

This book us helping change the narrative for women in midlife and entering the change. It's empowering, informative and interesting too. Midlife is not all doom and gloom, this book and Rachel's podcast will help you shape the next phase of your life. We need more books like this.

Amazon reviewer

Best podcast

"This is without a doubt one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to! So many interesting conversations, so much to learn from and be inspired with."

- Jaz Potato

Love the honest conversations

"I can grab info to help me personally from every episode. It's so good to know that I'm not alone and there is help for so many different aspects of hitting midlife. Thank you Rachel for the honest conversations."

- Val Selby

Discover amazing women

"What a mix of fascinating guests, inspirational & motivational, covering such a diverse range of topics... Highly recommended!"

- Classic Reformer

Want help crafting your magnificent midlife?



In short - the entire mentoring experience was amazing. You gave me a safe, non-judgmental and kind space to make sense of the changes I was experiencing. Your wisdom and frankness were refreshing and you helped through a very difficult moment.  

I think the program you have set up works very nicely as a mentoring program, and the podcasts and books you reference are all really informative. Thank you so much!

Mentoring Client

Membership has prompted me to be more proactive about how I see my ageing self. It's helping me deal with the day-to-day malarkey of menopause. More importantly, it’s giving me the support I need to move forward hopefully, more gracefully and gratefully. 

Membership Client

Rachel delivered an incredibly powerful session on the menopause in our workplace. Her unabashed delivery and natural humour allowed for full and frank discussion of all aspects of the menopause. She turned the idea of struggling with the menopause on its head and introduced the idea of female empowerment during midlife and beyond. Rachel provided us with numerous tips and resources to help rebalance hormonal fluctuations and regain control of our bodies.

Workplace Workshop Client