Hi there! I’m Rachel
I’m the founder of Magnificent Midlife and the Mutton Club and I’m so glad you’ve found us.
We’re all about challenging stereotypes of older women, changing perceptions and transforming midlife and beyond into a time of excitement and fulfillment. In our youth-obsessed culture, midlife can be a time of great uncertainty and questioning for many women.
We’re turning around the UK saying, ‘Mutton dressed as lamb’ criticizing a woman who tries hard to look younger than she is. I want us to be proud to be mutton, to have arrived, to recognise our experience and wisdom.
We’re here to support and empower women, and show the world we’re not going to be marginalised as we age!
Paraphrasing Ashton Applewhite, I refuse to accept that this older version of me is, or will ever be, inferior to the younger model I once was! I’m getting better as I age, maturing like a fine red wine.
If you’d like to read more about my early menopause journey and watch some cool videos about my passion for magnificent midlife check out the About page.
Does this sound like you?
- I don’t know what I’m supposed to do next? Where do I fit in? What’s my role now?
- My… career is flat/parents need care/kids are (nearly) gone/life purpose is – what life purpose? I’m feeling lost in the middle!
- I have so much to offer but the world seems to be writing me off.
- I’m suffering with menopause symptoms but no one talks about it and I don’t know where to get help.
That’s how I felt
For a long time I was plagued with self-doubt. I had this nagging feeling I was supposed to be doing something else, but what? I read some books and did some courses and began to re-evaluate what was important to me and what no longer was. I began to think more pro-actively about managing my life rather than just letting it happen to me. I began to trust my gut and to explore new ideas I would once have dismissed as self-indulgent or just plain bonkers.
And that’s how Magnificent Midlife and the Mutton Club were born – to create a community for all women, that acknowledges our differences but celebrates what we all have in common. One that provides inspiration and information to help us transition through menopause and from one half of our lives to the next. A virtual flock that provides support and encouragement. So our sheep imagery is not about following blindly, but about the strength that comes when The Flock has your back.
If you’d like to be part of a global community of vibrant, like-minded women, learning from the huge library of content available, then my Magnificent Midlife Members Club is for you. That’s where you’ll get the strategies, support and connection to really make midlife magnificent. You can dip in whenever, find inspiration and information on a whole host of midlife-related topics and join us for regular live calls if the fancy takes you.
We have a 30 day money back guarantee and you can cancel anytime. It might be just the shift of focus and regular boost you need. Because life’s too short to get stuck in the middle, right!
If you’d like a quick burst of 1-to-1 wisdom and clarity, then why not book a 60 minute Midlife Mentoring session with me. We can evaluate where you’re at now, what you want from life, what’s getting in your way, and start creating a plan and a midlife toolkit to get you back to thriving.
You can listen to my 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. I talk all things midlife, sharing fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. Now’s our time!
If you’d like to support our work, but aren’t ready for our paid Members Club or Mentoring, please consider becoming our Patron for as little as $2 per month.
What do you need help with or inspiration for?
We have all sorts of information on the Mutton Club. If you’re new, (which you probably are, as you’re here!) you’ll find links to some of our most popular and useful posts below:
Midlife reinvention – inspiring stories from regular but also extraordinary women who’ve changed their and or other people’s lives
Menopause help – yoga for menopause, keeping you sexy, alcohol and the menopause, how to thrive through it, food for menopause symptoms, Ultimate Natural Menopause Relief Checklist.
Relationships – great sex in midlife, how to get the best orgasm, amicable divorce, how to be a good mother-in-law
Caring for parents – parents and alzheimer’s, care options, best to plan ahead, lasting power of attorney
Digital life – teens and sexting, protecting digital assets, the ULTIMATE guide to keeping teens safe online
Women’s issues – ovarian cancer, women on boards, FGM, life after breast cancer, violence against women especially the Yazidis
Travel inspiration – Myanmar, USA roadtrip, Iceland, Kenyan safari, Cuba, Jordan desert trek
End of life – making a will, how to avoid funeral disputes, what to do when someone dies, planning your mom’s funeral with your mom
Have a dig around in our category pages – there’s lots of cool stuff there. If you’d like to know about our favorite online resources and what we use to make the Mutton Club tick, check out Cool Tools.
One thing we don’t cover much is fashion for midlife and beyond. There are so many other bloggers doing a much better job than we could ever hope to. If you’re looking for fashion inspiration we suggest the wonderful Midlifechic, Not Dressed As Lamb and the Senior Style Bible.
Welcome! If there’s anything else you’d like to see here or you’d like to contribute, please get in touch at info at magnificentmidlife.com.