Not just a guidebook, but a manifesto

"Magnificent Midlife is not just a guidebook for women at ANY age, but really, it's a manifesto - a declaration that life in the middle is in reality, the beginning of a beautiful ever-unfolding experience of stepping into our power that yields us owning our years, unapologetically. Rachel has taught me so much through these pages and I have a renewed sense of commitment and determination to take up the space in my world, regardless of my size, age, or hair color or wrinkles!”

Jessica Buchanan

Humanitarian, speaker and author, Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six.

Make the most of your midlife

"Rachel is passionate about helping women (and the people who love them) make the very most of midlife and to know the options when it comes to menopause. Her commitment is to supporting and encouraging women to be brave and true to their hopes and goals as they get older. If you need some inspiration or are at a crossroads in your life, do treat yourself to Rachel’s book and invest in you. You are worth it!”


Jo Moseley

Joy encourager, beach cleaner, midlife adventurer, host, the Joy of SUP Podcast

A wise and upbeat guide to an empowered midlife

"Rachel makes a compelling argument that ageing, rather than being something to dread and fear, holds the key to our true strength and freedom. Every woman in her middle years should read this encouraging, energizing book. The woman you are becoming will thank you.”


Laura Davis

Author, The Burning Light of Two Stars and The Courage to Heal

A guide to enlightened elderhood!

"I’m 73 and I wish this book had been around when I was matriculating through midlife! It’s smart and thoughtful and will allay whatever fears you may have about getting older. Instead, it makes it something to be embraced and to look forward to!"

Mariann Alda

Actress, comedian & AGE-FULL evangelist

A must-read for all midlife and menopausal women


Rachel has compiled a wonderfully informative read here. I have listened to her amazing podcast series Magnificent Midlife where she is up for challenging the old stories associated with this time in women's lives. For too long the knowledge base around menopause has been sorely lacking. It is great to have another book spotlight midlife women's wellbeing. We are indeed a new generation of midlife women. A highly recommended read.

Amazon reviewer

Rachel has created a

phenomenal book!


Rachel's story of being diagnosed with early menopause is the backdrop of this book, and Rachel tells it in a way that really brings you in and close. Fortunately for us women in midlife, she doesn't stop there. She introduces us to the amazing possibilities that are available to us in the midlife years and provides the information that we will need to navigate whatever our own journey in midlife will entail. This book is so well-written and produced -- it's incredible. I highly recommend the audio version of the book, so that you get to hear Rachel's fantastic accent as well!

Amazon reviewer

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 is 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

 A much needed spring

 in the step


A brilliant read putting a much needed spring in the step. So insightful and relatable. And such a relief to finally hear that everything you’ve been worrying about is perfectly normal. And that as we (women) get older, our presence and role in life needs to be seen, heard and reframed to embrace the positivity and hope that we should be feeling for ourselves and bringing to others all around us.

Amazon reviewer

A MUST READ if you want to feel fabulous about midlife!


If you want the secrets to "pro-aging" (versus all the anti-aging noise), then run and read Rachel Lankester's Magnificent Midlife book! It is informative, insightful, important and witty! I have the audiobook version, which allowed me to enjoy the author herself deliver the facts, anecdotes and many useful tips and suggestions, along with her subtle yet wonderful humor! This book is empowering - and a reminder that our best years are not behind us! I am also a big fan and highly recommend Rachel's podcast by the same name. Her guest are interesting experts in the many different areas of midlife for women.

Amazon reviewer

Transform YOUR Middle Years,

Menopause and Beyond

In this life-changing book, Rachel Lankester unpicks the accepted status quo and negative stereotypes associated with women’s midlife and aging. She offers us a radical research-based rebranding of midlife and menopause, highlighting the possibilities inherent in this transformational time in a woman’s life.

Far from menopause being the beginning of the end, it can be an exciting catalyst for a more fulfilling next chapter. In this fresh approach to midlife, menopause, and aging, the reader is empowered and provided with resources to get the messy stuff sorted; then guided through a step-by-step blueprint to create a truly magnificent midlife—and beyond.

Whether you’re perimenopausal or post menopause, or you just want to understand what women face, this book will challenge you to think differently about aging, and what midlife and menopause represent. Be prepared not scared!

Listen to the book introduction narrated by Rachel

If you need more reasons to buy...

this book will help you:

  • Embrace a new perspective on midlife and challenge the established norms about aging
  • Find inspiration for changing beliefs in history, data, other cultures and traditions
  • Get the help you need to cope with the hormonal changes of the menopause transition
  • Build long-term resilience in body and mind, so you can cope with life's challenges and thrive
  • Explore the myriad possibilities for your future - start dreaming big!
  • Evaluate and make peace with your past and present, so neither hold you back and you can become who you were always meant to be
  • Build your own magnificent life plan, capitalizing on all you have discovered about yourself, for a truly authentic and fulfilling future
  • Make that plan a reality!

Available in ebook, paperback or audiobook

Ebook and audiobook (narrated by Rachel) can be bought direct from the author. Paperback from Amazon and other major bookstores such as Waterstones.

If you'd like the paperback version and it's unavailable where you are, email info@magnificentmidlife and we'll try to get a copy to you.

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