Blog - Magnificent Midlife


All You Need To Know About Symptoms Of Menopause
All about symptoms of menopause, how to cope and how to take back control and embrace this time of potentially magnificent midlife transformation.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms and Immune Systems
The truth about hormone imbalance symptoms, the many things in our lives that impact hormonal balance and how all that weakens our immune system.
Confronting Racism and 400 Years of Oppression
Understanding anti-Black racism, especially in the US, requires an appreciation of 400 years of oppression. Kimberly McCormick explains why.
How To Start A Business In Midlife
Top tips for starting a business in midlife. Expert advice on what it helps to know, how to follow your dream and actually make it happen.
Why Black Lives Matter
Talking to Kwavi Agbeyegbe about her experience of racism, why Black lives matter and why more White people need to step forward and join the movement.
Racism And Us – Black Lives Matter
Thoughts on learning about and understanding the Black Lives Matter movement, and why we all need to stand up and combat racism.
Best Podcasts For Women In Midlife (Like Me)
Some of the best podcasts for women in midlife and beyond if you're curious, multi-passionate and love to learn.
What Is Death Like? How To Do Death Well.
We all wonder what death is like, though we may not admit it. We don't need to be fearful. Here's what to expect and how to plan for a good death.
How To Keep A Relationship Healthy Under Pressure
How to keep a relationship healthy and working well, particularly when under stress.
Thoughts On The Pandemic And Life After Coronavirus
Pondering the implications of the pandemic. Rachel talks about adapting and how we might imagine a new 'normal' in life after coronavirus.
How To Be Creative
You may feel horrid, but with a bit more time on your hands, you have a chance to discover how to be creative during coronavirus. Why not give it a go?
Tips On How To Manage Anxiety
Feeling anxious? Here's a calming, practical list of resources and tips on how to manage anxiety.
Coronavirus Support and Information
An evolving list of coronavirus support, resources and information - all in one easily accessible place to help at this difficult time.
What I Learnt The Hard Way About Facial Scar Treatment
What happened when I cracked my face open in a swimming pool changing room in Turkey and what I learnt about facial scar treatment.
Volunteering for Crisis at Christmas
Volunteering for Crisis at Christmas was an incredible experience. Fun, inspiring and so worthwhile. Here's what I did and why I highly recommend it.
My Year Not Buying New Clothes
I spent a whole year not buying new clothes apart from underwear and shoes. It changed my life!
When A Little Bit Of Faith Might Help
Sometimes it would be nice to have a little bit of faith. Coping with more death as we age would probably be a lot easier to deal with.
Delay Menopause? No Thank You! (Let’s Be More Whale.)
How it helps to rethink menopause and what it means for us. And how post menopausal whales become the leaders of their pods.
Natural Treatment For Menopause – All You Need To Know
Here's everything you need to know if you prefer natural treatment for menopause. Make positive changes in diet and lifestyle and you likely won't need HRT.
Top Tips For When You’re Feeling A Bit Lost
It’s so easy sometimes to get stuck in a negative spiral isn’t it! Here are our top tips to get you back on track when your mojo has gone walkabout.
What It Helps To Know About (Peri)Menopause
Why it helps to understand perimenopause, what to expect, when to expect it and the natural remedies that can help ease symptoms.
How To Stop Hot Flushes (And Hot Flashes!)
Are you burning up? Here's how to stop hot flushes without HRT. You don't need to suffer!
In A Downward Spiral? Most Certainly Not!
Do you ever assume a negative change in yourself is age-related? And it won't improve because you're now in a downward spiral? Do you call momentary lapses of memory 'senior' moments? Well don't!!
Changing The Narrative About Menopause And Midlife
How early menopause led me to focus on changing the narrative about menopause and midlife. It's my mission to communicate my message to other midlife women!
Listen To The Magnificent Midlife Podcast!
Celebrating women in midlife and beyond, challenging the status quo and bashing negative stereotypes about being a bit older. Over the hill? On a downward slope? Nope, we get better with age not worse. Rachel Lankester talks all things midlife, sharing fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. Now's our time!
How To Have A Good Divorce
Impossible as it may seem, you can have a good divorce – or at least not a terrible one! Here are our tips on how to have a good divorce.
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!
What I learnt from taking a month off alcohol. It's good to be aware of how much you're drinking and to give your liver a rest!
How To Thrive Through Menopause
Menopause is just another of life's stages. And we're lucky if we get that far! Here are easy strategies on how to thrive through the symptoms of menopause.
Why I Want To Change The Menopause Narrative
Menopause gets a bad rap. How about we re-frame it and change the menopause narrative, so we stop fighting it, and instead embrace it and find its gifts.
Menopause Age – Not A Reliable Or Consistent Number!
Menopause age is different for each of us. Menopause can even begin very rarely as early as teenagehood but is much more likely to start in your 40s.
On Asking For Help And Ditching The Shame!
It's time to stop being ashamed of being menopausal or getting older. It's our time to shine! But we all need help from time to time.
We Can All Make A Difference (To Help Save The Planet)
However small and insignificant we may feel, we can all make a difference. Just consider what we can each do to help the environment day to day.
How To Stop Feeling Invisible? Wear Your Top Colours!
All about the fascinating topic of colour analysis and how it can stop you feeling at all invisible!
A Night At The UK Blog Awards (And Some Other Great Midlife Blogs)
All about Rachel's night at a fabulous awards ceremoney when The Mutton Club was a UK Blog Awards finalist! Great fun all round.
Beauty Is Ageless
Why do we believe beauty is the exclusive domain of youth? It's time to start appreciating the beauty of mature women in all their glory.
Finding The Magic Outside Your Comfort Zone
The comfort zone may be a lovely place. But it's not where the magic happens!
The Day I Met Yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch
Rachel Lankester writes about the day she finally met her idol, Tao Porchon-Lynch, and the inspiring life lessons she had to share.
Sex And Menopause – Keeping You Sexy
Sex and menopause may call for some extra creativity. Here are our top tips to help you feel great and maintain your satisfaction and pleasure.
Realizing A Dream – Going On BBC Woman’s Hour!
Rachel Lankester writes about finally getting to be a guest on BBC Woman’s Hour and talking about her positive experience of menopause and midlife.
Modelling For Prima Magazine – At 51
Rachel Lankester takes us on a behind the scenes tour of her day modelling for Prima Magazine at the tender age of 51.
What Singing Means To Me
Rachel Lankester writes about her love of gospel singing, despite being a non-believer, and what an important part of her midlife toolkit it is.