The Magnificent Midlife Podcast - celebrating women

The Magnificent Midlife podcast celebrates women in midlife and beyond. We’re not over the hill or on a downward slope.  In midlife we’re just getting started!  Rachel talks all things midlife and shares fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. 

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Episode 33: Living with kids under lockdown with Dr Orlena Kerek
I talk to Dr Orlena Kerek, a pediatric doctor turned weight loss and health coach. She lives in Spain with[...]
Episode 32: Creativity in the time of corona with Christie Glascoe
In this laughter-filled and very inspiring interview with the lovely Christie Glascoe, author, editor, screenwriter, creative coach, and professional life-lesson-learner,[...]
Episode 31: Teenagers, diabetes and coronavirus with Helen Wills
An inspiring and uplifting interview with Helen Wills, a lifestyle blogger and midlife mum of teenagers. She originally started a[...]
Episode 30: Just doing it and living the dream with Jo Moseley
A return visit from the amazing Jo Moseley. Since I last spoke to her in Season 1 at the beginning[...]
Episode 29: Leaving medicine for yoga with Nadine Kelly, Yogi M.D.
Nadine Kelly was a medical doctor for many years but gave it up to be a yoga instructor.  She has[...]
Episode 28: Going on a Messy Middle Road Trip with Janine and Nicole
I interview Janine Queenin and Nicole Markel, hosts of the Messy Middle Roadtrip Podcast. In this fascinating and very wide-ranging interview[...]
Episode 27: New decade musings with Rachel
This is a special New Year's Day episode solo with Rachel. She's in contemplative mood, after a decade in review[...]
Episode 26: Making what you want with Jennifer Louden
I interview Jennifer Louden, a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book[...]
Episode 25: Twisting the plot with Dr Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Murray Starobin
​These two are all about changing the unhelpful narratives we may hold dear and creating new stories for ourselves as[...]
Episode 24: Healing yourself through nutrition with Louise Carr
Meet Louise Carr who healed her own midlife trauma through retraining as a nutrition consultant. She has a fascinating story[...]
Episode 23: Redefining the potential of midlife with Barbara Waxman
Meet gerontologist, coach and author of The Middlessence Manifesto, Barbara Waxman. She's redefining the potential of midlife, our power and[...]
Episode 22: Building a business with Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman of Cucumber Clothing
Join me as I interview Nancy Zeffman and Eileen Willett the founders of Cucumber Clothing, designed to keep women cool[...]
Episode 21: Midlife podcasting with Sarah and Julia of Menopodcast
I had such fun meeting Julia Frey and Sarah Auerswald, the co-presenters of Menopodcast. These two first met as children[...]
Episode 20: The magic of menopause with Darcey Steinke
I was so excited to interview Darcey Steinke, author of Flash Count Diary. I loved her book and so many[...]
Episode 19: Finding your true voice with Hattie Voelcker
Hattie Voelcker went from being a barrister to retraining as a performance coach, working particularly with singers. She's so wise[...]
Episode 18: Professional bodybuilder at 48 – Amy Sutter
Amy Sutter, aka Sutter Girl, achieved her dream of being a professional body builder at the tender age of 48![...]
Episode 17: Rethinking menopause and HRT with Professor Joyce Harper
Meet the very fabulous Professor Joyce Harper, professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London.[...]
Episode 16: Embracing the midlife pivot with Valerie Albarda
Meet the incredibly inspiring Valerie Albarda, founder of Midlife-A-Go-Go and podcast host.  She's on a mission to inspire women in[...]
Episode 15: Reinvention through acupuncture with Elizabeth Temperley-Shell
Meet the very lovely and straight-forward Elizabeth Temperley-Shell who went from working in corporate design to retraining as an acupuncturist.[...]
Episode 14: Fighting fashion ageism with the-Bias-Cut founder Jacynth Bassett
Meet Jacynth Bassett, the founder of fabulous online fashion boutique, the-Bias-Cut, and an avid anti-ageism activist. She's also still in[...]
Episode 13: Thriving after divorce with Rosetta Magdalen
Rosetta Magdalen is the Dynamic Divorcée. After her own devastating divorce she's dedicated her life to helping other women move[...]
Episode 12: Giggling about incontinence with Elaine Miller, Gusset Grippers
Elaine Miller is a pelvic health physiotherapist and stand up comedian. She's on a mission to end incontinence through raising[...]
Episode 11: Fighting invisibility with Jane Evans
Jane Evans is the founder of the Uninvisibility Project and campaigning to end the invisibility that hits women as we[...]
Episode 10: Ending ageism with Ashton Applewhite
Ashton Applewhite is an author, speaker and anti-ageism activist. Rachel discovered her work about three years ago and has been[...]
Episode 9: First time modelling in your 40s with Rachel Peru
Meet the very lovely Rachel Peru who's gone from nursery school teacher to successful curve and silver-haired model in her[...]
Episode 8: Staying fit and healthy long term with Lisa Swanson
An interview with Lisa Swanson, a certified health and nutrition coach, and personal trainer. She's focused on helping women in[...]
Episode 7: Travelling solo with Deborah Ives
An interview with Deborah Ives, the solo traveler behind the travel blog, Solo in Style, who's passionate about helping women,[...]
Episode 6: Changing midlife stereotypes with Kwavi Agbeyegbe
Meet midlife lifestyle coach, Kwavi Agbeyegbe, who specializes in helping women embrace midlife. She's as passionate about changing negative midlife[...]
Episode 5: Walking the world with Melissa Talago
In this episode I talk to Melissa Talago, brand storyteller and public relations wiz about her marvelous midlife adventure, setting[...]
Episode 4: Rediscovering joy after infertility with Jody Day
Meet Jody Day, founder of Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women. She’s passionate about helping women[...]
Episode 3: Getting active and happy with Jo Moseley
Meet multi-passionate, active lifestyle enthusiast Jo Moseley who, amongst many other things, is the founder of the blog Healthy Happy[...]
Episode 2: Following a digital dream with Jen Lehner
An interview with Jen Lehner, stay at home mom turned digital marketing strategist and college professor. She's the founder of[...]
Episode 1: The secrets of alternative ageing with Suzi Grant
Oh how I love this woman, the amazing Suzi Grant. I can't think of a better woman to inspire us[...]
Trailer
I'm Rachel Lankester, the host of the Magnificent Midlife podcast. In this trailer I give you a taste of what[...]

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