“A wise and upbeat guide to an empowered midlife. Rachel Lankester 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 of The Burning Light of Two Stars and The Courage to Heal

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.

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Thank you!


More of this please. So happy to find a book that presents menopause as a beginning rather than just an ending. Practical information and support to start making a difference today. Brilliant!

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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!

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 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.

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A book that is packed full of valuable information and insights for transitioning Midlife well


Rachel has achieved writing a comprehensive fact-based resource with practical tips and action-based exercises, also. Having the book divided into 3 parts creates a practical step by step guide to embracing living midlife magnificently.

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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!

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.

Listen to the book introduction narrated by Rachel

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