- Healthy Living for Midlife and Beyond




Looking for strategies to help you stay vibrant, radiant, and healthy in middle age and beyond?  Come along with me as I explore topics like health and wellness, finding purpose, goal-setting, inspiration, and more!

The New Moon Workshop Blog

Welcome, friend!

Unlike happiness, which is so often dependent on outside influences and things we cannot control, flow is entirely accessible to us at any time.

Woman writing in journal

Here’s a recipe for healthy black bean and sweet potato burgers, with no egg!

black bean and sweet potato burger

Baking from old family recipes is a magical way to honor our loved ones.

Woman reviewing old recipes and baking memories

Are you aching to make a change, but for some reason, you can’t seem to pull the trigger? You’re not alone.

Midlife reinvention Old Hickory Lake by the New Moon Workshop

I see a lot of overnight oatmeal in my future. My cholesterol levels were too high on my last visit to my doctor, and she threatened to put me on medication if I don’t lower my numbers by my next appointment.   Message received!  I’d much rather change my diet than take a pill for the […]

Overnight Oatmeal

Watching birds in your own backyard is such an easy way to relax – and who can’t use a little more stress relief these days? These cute birdseed ornaments are easy to make and will bring a little life and color to your yard – and most importantly, they are also safe for the birds! […]

Carolina Chickadee on Birdseed Ornament

Intuition is a powerful thing. That little voice inside your head can provide some real wisdom, if you can learn to be still and listen to it.  For some people, meditation is the key to tapping into the subconscious. I have friends that swear by it. I’ve tried meditation, and I’ll keep trying, but honestly, […]

One of the great discoveries in my adult life was figuring out that minestrone soup doesn’t have to come from a can (and shouldn’t!).   Fresh minestrone is so easy to make and so full of healthy goodness.   My version includes cannellini beans (a great source of fiber), a little bit of red wine (antioxidants!), and […]

Healthy Minestrone Soup

Sometimes we need a little jumpstart to get our health back on track. But is a detox cleanse the way to go, or could a simple diet reset work?

Detox Cleanse lemon water

Homemade hummingbird food recipe is easy and safe for birds!

Hummingbird at feeder with hummingbird food recipe


Food for thought, served up just for you a few times each week!