About this blog …

Silver Owl is for women in their middle years. Articles about health and wellness, and musings on the wisdom, experience and confidence that comes with having reached this wonderful age.

Silver Owl is a celebration of midlife.

Our bodies change as our minds mature. We don’t need to look the same as we did 20 years ago. And I’m a firm believer that’s okay.

I’m happy to be in my middle years. My body lets me down at times (cue two dodgy hips and a battle with a little known uterine condition called adenomyosis) and my brain is sometimes a little foggy, but I feel a confidence that I’ve never had before and am more creative than I’ve been for many years. I’m happy to be embracing my silver hair and finding my unique self. I have amassed a great amount of life experience and that feels good.

Life is different now from how it was, and I’m excited for the future. In the words of a famous American woman …


Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Betty Friedan – writer and activist
Justine photo
Pic taken by the Murray River in Mildura. Enjoying my midlife.


I hope you enjoy reading Silver Owl.

Justine x