Blog - Magnificent Midlife


Menopause, HRT And The Importance Of Staying Curious
I want to share some thoughts on menopause, HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and a new narrative in the UK that[...]
What Causes Menopause Belly Fat? (And Ways To Lose It)
Why do we put on belly fat around menopause? Many women experience weight gain around the time of menopause. Menopause[...]
How To Regain Your Confidence In Midlife
This is a summary transcription of our podcast interview with Juju Hook, author of Hot flashes, Carpools, and Dirty Martinis:[...]
Must-Read Books About Menopause, Making The Most Of Life And Ageing Well
Since I started my midlife journey after an early menopause catapulted me into this complex, often bewildering, but ultimately wonderous[...]
How To Cope With An Empty Nest
This is a summary transcription of my podcast interview with Coach Christine who helps women adapt and make the very[...]
All You Need To Know About Symptoms Of Menopause
Think you might be in menopause? Are you sensing some weird stuff, making you wonder if by some remote chance[...]
What Is A Toxic Relationship? Understanding And Coping
Dr Rhoberta Shaler helps people recognize the signs of a toxic relationship that can make us crazy. This a summary[...]
Your Optimal Hormone Balancing Diet – During And After Menopause
This is a summary of my podcast interview with Jackie Lynch, nutritional therapist and author of The Happy Menopause. This[...]
Top Tips For Dealing With Perimenopause Anxiety
Tricia Beauchamp helps women navigate change due to divorce, death, or disconnection. She experienced her own midlife unravelling facing personal[...]
How To Manage Menopause Fatigue
Why can menopause cause fatigue? There are many issues that can kick in around menopause but one can make everything[...]
Menopause And Depression – Giving Context To Statistics
Please bear with me… I'm having a bit of a rant! I’m often moved to write about menopause because I[...]
Dealing With Unresolved Issues
Unresolved issues can really hinder us, especially when hit by lack of confidence and starting to do some serious soul[...]
Menopause Matters – Resources To Help
Menopause: be prepared not scared.We believe menopause matters. And the more we know about it, the less of a taboo[...]
How To Start A Business In Midlife
Top tips from an expert on how to start a business in midlife. This is a transcription of my podcast[...]
7 Ways To Deal With Perimenopausal Rage
Perimenopausal rage is a thing. Yes, really! You're not going mad! The rage can sneak up out of anywhere and[...]
Has Covid Made You Want A New Chapter In Life?
Midlife is often when we start thinking we want something different from our lives. Menopause reminds us that while we[...]
10 Natural Remedies for Menopause Aches and Pains
What causes aches and pains around menopause? There's a lot of change during perimenopause and getting more aches and pains[...]
Creating A New Normal
This is a summary transcription of my recent solo podcast. I talk about adapting to the world we now find[...]
Confronting Racism and 400 Years of Oppression
This is a summary transcription of my podcast interview with Kimberly McCormick who works at the Centers for Disease Control[...]
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms and Immune Systems
This is a summary transcription of my podcast interview with Angela Counsel who is a naturopath, kinesiologist and mindset coach[...]
Why Black Lives Matter
This is a summary transcription of my podcast interview with Kwavi Agbeyegbe about her experience of racism and why the[...]
Best Podcasts For Women In Midlife (Like Me)
I absolutely love podcasts and listen to them all the time. I thought it only fair to share some of[...]
Racism And Us – Black Lives Matter
I've wanted to write about Black Lives Matter and haven't known where to start. I've been pretty preoccupied with it.[...]
What Is Death Like? How To Do Death Well
This is a transcription of a podcast with Dr Kathryn Mannix, palliative care physician and author of the best-selling book[...]
How To Keep A Relationship Healthy Under Pressure
Highlights from my podcast interview with Nicola Foster, relationship and intimacy therapist and coach. She’s created a phenomenal guide called[...]
Pondering The Pandemic And Life After Coronavirus
Thinking about the implications of the pandemic and life after coronavirus This is a summary of my solo podcast: Pandemic[...]
How To Be Creative
Tips for how to be creative during coronavirus - An interview with Christie Glascoe This is a summary of my[...]
Tips On How To Manage Anxiety
Resources and tips on how to manage coronavirus anxiety I've been finding the pandemic all a bit much, I have[...]
Coronavirus Support and Information
Time for a little coronavirus support Like everyone out in the world, I guess, at the moment, I'm trying to[...]
What I Learnt The Hard Way About Facial Scar Treatment
Sharing what I know about facial scar treatment I can't believe it's over a year since I cracked my face[...]
Signs Of Early Menopause – What To Look Out For
Learning from personal experience At 41 I found out I’d gone through early menopause. But I hadn't experienced any signs[...]
Volunteering for Crisis at Christmas
Christmas 2019 we had no children at home. A thoroughly empty nest. They were all off doing their own thing[...]
My Year Not Buying New Clothes
A whole year of not buying new clothes! I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve 2019. I’m quite astounded and[...]
When A Little Bit Of Faith Might Help
Sometimes I think it would be so nice to have faith. I don’t mean faith in something or someone, so[...]
The 34 Symptoms Of Menopause
So you want to know about the 34 symptoms of menopause huh! You're in the right place. Here's the full[...]
Delay Menopause? No Thank You! (Let’s Be More Whale.)
If we believe it's good, there's no reason to delay menopause. I reckon menopause deserves a re-brand. It's so often[...]
Natural Treatment For Menopause – All You Need To Know
Recently I’ve been delighted to see much more talk about menopause. It seems we really may be seeing the end[...]
Top Tips For When You’re Feeling A Bit Lost
Do you ever feel a bit lost? Are there days when you lose your sparkle and question who you are[...]
What It Helps To Know About (Peri)Menopause
Did you know when most people talk about menopause symptoms, they really mean perimenopause symptoms? Perimenopause feels like a word in disguise, hiding in[...]
How To Stop Hot Flushes (And Hot Flashes!)
Are you burning up? One of the most annoying symptoms many women experience on the perimenopausal/menopausal journey is hot flushes/[...]
In A Downward Spiral? Most Certainly Not!
I've been pondering recently how we apply negative ageist stereotypes to ourselves. We buy into society's narratives about getting older and we[...]
Changing The Narrative About Menopause And Midlife
If you asked me if I’d change anything about my life, I’d honestly say no. Apart from maybe learning to[...]
Listen To The Magnificent Midlife Podcast!
The Magnificent Midlife Podcast Celebrating women in midlife and beyond, challenging the status quo and bashing negative stereotypes about being[...]
How To Have A Good Divorce
Let’s face it, divorce is horrible. It’s the end of something precious which once brought enough joy to want to[...]
Talking About Menopause – On The Midlife A-Go-Go Podcast
I was delighted to be invited to be interviewed for the Midlife A-Go-Go podcast by the very lovely Valerie Albarda.[...]
Lessons From A Month Off Alcohol!
I like to regularly take time or a month off from alcohol and I started when I did a Dry[...]
How To Thrive Through Menopause
Why is menopause still taboo? It happens to all women and is just another stage in life’s rich pattern. But[...]
Why I Want To Change The Menopause Narrative
This post is in response to a request from the editor of Goldie Magazine on Twitter asking what the ‘menopause[...]
Menopause Age – Not A Reliable Or Consistent Number!
At 41 I found out I’d gone through early menopause. Yes 41! The doctor who told me was as shocked[...]
On Asking For Help And Ditching The Shame!
I’ve been pondering recently how we often find it so hard to ask for help, and the shame still associated[...]
We Can All Make A Difference (To Help Save The Planet)
Sometimes I look at the enormity of the world’s problems, especially the last couple of years, and it seems there’s[...]
How To Stop Feeling Invisible? Wear Your Top Colours!
If you know what suits you, colour is one of the quickest ways to lessen feeling invisible. In the interest[...]
A Night At The UK Blog Awards (And Some Other Great Midlife Blogs)
Magnificent Midlife has a big sister site and it's called The Mutton Club. It's an online magazine about anything and[...]
Beauty Is Ageless
True Beauty Is Ageless Recently I’ve found myself in the company of women I consider to be beautiful. But when[...]
Finding The Magic Outside Your Comfort Zone
Magnificent Midlifers Go On An Adventure…. The older I get, the more I find myself setting challenges. I’ve found setting a[...]
The Day I Met Yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch
Wonderful life lessons from Tao Porchon-Lynch I’ve never been much of a fan girl. I had a mild crush on[...]
Sex And Menopause – Keeping You Sexy
Sex and the menopause – a contentious subject? But it doesn’t have to be contentious nor taboo! Menopause means your body’s[...]
Realizing A Dream – Going On BBC Woman’s Hour!
This week I realised a dream! I’ve long been an admirer of BBC Woman’s Hour. When I first created the Mutton[...]
Modelling For Prima Magazine – At 51
“Can we try another pair of shoes please,” said the senior stylist. “Those just won’t do.” “You have such thin[...]
What Singing Means To Me
I have various things in what I call my midlife toolkit. Things that keep me going and that I turn to,[...]