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Midlife isn’t the end of meaningful life, just the end of the first half rehearsal. Listen, laugh and be inspired as Rachel Lankester, founder of the Magnificent Midlife Movement interviews women in midlife and beyond living authentic, empowered lives, not disappearing into obscurity. From round the world yachtswomen to 60 year old pole dancers, from palliative care doctors to sustainable food evangelists, this podcast explores the myriad things older women get up to and the issues we face. We challenge the status quo and bash those negative stereotypes about being an older woman. Need some inspiration about what’s possible for you? These women will show you anything is. Need help overcoming your own limiting beliefs about getting older or struggles with menopause? Learn from women who’ve experienced the same but found ways to thrive and become who they were always meant to be. Learn their life-hacks and how they do what they do. This podcast is all about celebrating women in midlife and beyond, challenging the status quo and bashing negative stereotypes about being a bit older. We’re not over the hill or on a downward slope. We get better with age not worse. We talk all things midlife, about issues that matter, and share fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. Now's our time! Find out more at magnificentmidlife.com.

Magnificent Midlife Rachel Lankester

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Midlife isn’t the end of meaningful life, just the end of the first half rehearsal. Listen, laugh and be inspired as Rachel Lankester, founder of the Magnificent Midlife Movement interviews women in midlife and beyond living authentic, empowered lives, not disappearing into obscurity. From round the world yachtswomen to 60 year old pole dancers, from palliative care doctors to sustainable food evangelists, this podcast explores the myriad things older women get up to and the issues we face. We challenge the status quo and bash those negative stereotypes about being an older woman. Need some inspiration about what’s possible for you? These women will show you anything is. Need help overcoming your own limiting beliefs about getting older or struggles with menopause? Learn from women who’ve experienced the same but found ways to thrive and become who they were always meant to be. Learn their life-hacks and how they do what they do. This podcast is all about celebrating women in midlife and beyond, challenging the status quo and bashing negative stereotypes about being a bit older. We’re not over the hill or on a downward slope. We get better with age not worse. We talk all things midlife, about issues that matter, and share fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. Now's our time! Find out more at magnificentmidlife.com.

    Triumph over adversity with Elizabeth Solaru

    Triumph over adversity with Elizabeth Solaru

    An interview with Elizabeth Solaru, the founder of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium and maker of luxury wedding cakes. Elizabeth has a fascinating story to tell about multiple reinventions including a new one accelerated by the global pandemic. She’s the mistress of creating opportunity out of challenge.
    We talk about:
    Elizabeth’s careers before cake-making Being a microbiologist and working for the health service The trauma of child loss Why Elizabeth went back to college to study for an MBA How she started headhunting while still studying Making the leap into luxury cake making Famous clients and exotic locations Coping during Covid when your business is wedding cakes Being open to possibility and curious about how to fix issues Feeling the fear and doing it anyway And more!
    Find out more about Elizabeth:
    Her websites: 
    Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium | Luxury Wedding Cakes London
    Create the Luxury Business of Your Dreams | Luxury Business Emporium
    Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here: bit.ly/leavepodcastreview
    You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

    • 46 min
    How to age well with Susan Saunders

    How to age well with Susan Saunders

    Meet Susan Saunders, co-author of the best-selling book, The Age-Well Project and author of her latest book The Age-Well Plan, a blueprint for how to age well. The Age-Well Project is the book I wish I’d written so I was thrilled to have Susan talk to us. She will inspire you to see that you have so much impact on how you age.
    We talk about:
    How Susan’s family history lead her to want to age well How the Age-Well Project started and the research involved The six key areas of aging well Starting with a purpose: why do you want to age well? Getting the right nutrition What to include or not include in your diet if you want to age well The importance of fibre The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen The importance of movement How to do easy movement throughout the day Getting enough of the right kind of sleep How to prioritize sleep Having a positive attitude towards aging Considering the environment in which you live And more!
    Find out more about Susan:
    Susan's website
    Susan's books: The Age Well Project | The Age Well Plan
    Facebook | Instagram
    Other resources:
    Dirty dozen and clean 15 – UK
    Dirty dozen and clean 15 - US
    Environmental Working Group
    Pesticide Action Network UK
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here: bit.ly/leavepodcastreview
    You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?
     

    • 51 min
    Midlife lately solo with Rachel

    Midlife lately solo with Rachel

    A solo episode with host Rachel Lankester talking about midlife recently, why she does what she does and the launch of her Revitalize Program.


    She talks about:

    Her son’s graduation Sending off her book draft Getting a second Covid vaccination Why she does what she does Her early menopause and moving on from secondary infertility What women in the Magnificent Midlife community say about how they feel Putting ourselves higher up the priority totem pole Dealing with a complete lack of energy Details on the live round of the Revitalize mentoring program
    And more!

    To know more about the Revitalize Program, visit: www. magnificentmidlife.com/revitalize/


    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here: bit.ly/leavepodcastreview
    You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

    • 16 min
    Getting real about long-term health with Sam Palmer

    Getting real about long-term health with Sam Palmer

    Sam Palmer is a menopause fitness expert. She’s passionate about getting women in their best shape so they can thrive through menopause and beyond. She’s a qualified nurse, teacher, fitness instructor and menopause coach.

    We talk about:
    • Dealing with the anxieties of midlife
    • How we all benefit from being open about menopause
    • Why taking care of your body is so important
    • Why midlife fitness is no longer necessarily about looking good
    • Ways to change our everyday life to be more active
    • How changing your lifestyle takes discipline
    • Why Sam takes comfort in running
    • Other ways to be active
    • Making sure you don’t overdo it with exercise
    • Finding what works for you
    • Not carrying your wine
    • Changes of lifestyle not needing to be drastic
    • Why having an exercise partner can be good

    And more!

    Find out more about Sam:

    Sam's website: www.midlifemakeover.co.uk

    Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here: bit.ly/leavepodcastreview
    You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

    • 37 min
    Understanding the power of hormonal change with Becky Quicke

    Understanding the power of hormonal change with Becky Quicke

    My guest today is Becky Quicke who describes herself as the Menopause Psychologist. She’s dedicated to helping women cope especially with the emotional aspects of menopause. We talk all about managing anxiety but also about the tremendous power of hormonal change for women.

    We talk about:

    • Becky's personal experience of perimenopause.
    • Connecting with and understanding your menstrual cycle and how it affects your body
    • Understanding anxiety around menopause
    • Helping women live through menopause in the modern world
    • How to not fight or deny the anxiety that comes with menopause
    • Channelling mid-life feelings into passion
    Exploring the extent to which moon cycles can affect women
    • How menopause becomes a journey of deep connection with those around us
    • Sex isn’t just about reproducing and evolves as we age
    • Becky’s 6 step process to help women transition through menopause
    • Tuning into your body and facing menopause head-on

    And more!

    Find out more about Becky:

    Becky's website: www.beckyquicke.com

    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Linkedin

    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here: bit.ly/leavepodcastreview
    You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?

    • 52 min
    How to simplify your life with Kay Newton

    How to simplify your life with Kay Newton

    Kay Newton is the midlife strategist. She’s a speaker and author, and she helps women over 50 get their mojo back. She’s particularly interested in what it takes to create a more simple life at any age but especially as we get a bit older.
    We talk about:
    • What Kay means by a simple life
    • Why it’s important to live a simple life
    • Kay’s journey of moving homes and shedding the weight of stuff
    • How materialistic and chemical everyday goods can have an effect on our hormones
    • How living a more simplistic lifestyle can give you the space to reflect on your day-to-day actions and how those affect the planet
    • How having like-minded people around can be important to encourage you to continue to live more simplistically
    • Kay’s table strategy for simpler living
    • The importance of having a healthy social circle at menopause
    • Listening to your body and why it’s important
    • Making the decision to change yourself
    And more!
    Find out more about Kay:
    Kay’s website: www.kaynewton.com
    Facebook |Youtube | Instagram
    Join Kay’s Facebook group: Midlife Strategies
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave a review on iTunes or wherever you’re listening. Find out how to leave a review here: bit.ly/leavepodcastreview
    You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That’s also where you’ll find strategies, support and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There’s a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter and our online Members Club. If not now, when?


     

     

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Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Maitrej ,

Amazing

Thank you for this episode. Gave me so much to think about. Most importantly , permission to put me first.

Val Selby ,

Love the honest conversations

I can grab info to help me personally from every episode. It's so good to know that I'm not alone and there is help for so many different aspects of hitting midlife. Thank you Rachel for the honest conversations!

Amber B CC ,

Midlife Re-energized

Rachel’s authenticity and generosity make me feel like part of a secret club where my age is an advantage! She spotlights stories of incredible women making the most of midlife. If you’re looking for inspiration and a good laugh, hit subscribe now. 5 stars!

-Amber Beam, Career Coach

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