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About Julia Hubbel

Julia Hubbel is a prize-winning author, journalist, international business and women’s conference speaker and international adventure traveler. Her work teaches people how to erase the impossible and redefine their boundaries. As a sales and leadership trainer, her work focuses on success skills and finding the courage to be your best. Visit her website here http://www.thegallopinggaia.com
Latest Posts | By Julia Hubbel
Has the Aging Process Got You Down? Consider the Options!
1 week ago

Has the Aging Process Got You Down? Consider the Options!

By  •  Lifestyle

Some months ago, I wrote an article about aging well which garnered some intriguing responses. One woman wrote, not without some wry humor, that she had gotten encouragement because she “simply HATED being 67.”

I thought, but didn’t write back, “Well, consider the options.” Read More

Where Will You Go Today? There Is Still So Much Life Ahead
3 weeks ago

Where Will You Go Today? There Is Still So Much Life Ahead

By  •  Mindset

Two weeks ago, I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at a youth hostel. Tucked away upstairs, in my own spare private room, I pondered this past year. Read More

Possible vs. Inevitable: The Importance of Preventing Falls… and How to Do It!
1 month ago

Possible vs. Inevitable: The Importance of Preventing Falls… and How to Do It!

Several weeks ago, a woman commented on an article I’d done about getting older vs. getting old. She told a story about taking a bad fall over a concrete curb, sitting there for a few moments, and then moving on. Read More

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression
2 months ago

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression

For those of you who are fans of good chick movies, Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorites. The inimitable Kathy Bates has one of the best scenes in the entire film, when she slams her car into someone else’s and shouts “I have insurance!!!” Read More

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses
2 months ago

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses

It was a lively bunch. The 12 people in my class were from a smaller company that provides conference services. It had recently been purchased by a much larger global corporation in November 2016. Read More

5 Tips on How to Pick the Perfect Adventure Vacation After 50
3 months ago

5 Tips on How to Pick the Perfect Adventure Vacation After 50

By  •  Travel

It’s finally time to give yourself permission to play. But where on earth to begin?

With the plethora of choices available, the challenge is picking the perfect adventure. If you’ve never done this before it can be daunting. So much so that we can easily end up going to a safe default, like Hawaii. Or Florida. Or the next state over. Read More

The Importance of a BHAG: 5 Ways to Super-Energize Your Life After 60
3 months ago

The Importance of a BHAG: 5 Ways to Super-Energize Your Life After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

On July 8th, I made the decision to climb Mt. Kenya, the second largest mountain in Africa, at 17,053 feet high. Five years ago, I had made a similar commitment to do Kilimanjaro, and that decision changed my life forever. Read More

Going Nuts or Getting Old? 5 Keys to a Healthy Aging Process
4 months ago

Going Nuts or Getting Old? 5 Keys to a Healthy Aging Process

The woman wrote in obvious distress that she was repeating herself. Felt depressed. Brain fog. Admitted to the occasional suicidal thought. She was terrified she was getting Alzheimer’s’ disease. At this point, she is committing to a long, possibly painful and confusing process of testing at a major university. Read More

Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?
4 months ago

Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?

By  •  Mindset

The four Indonesian boys, all small but ranging in age from 12 to 14, led us along a tree-lined path. The fenceposts to either side of us as we left the island village were sprouting trees, a testament to the proliferating growth and superb soil of these many islands. Read More

Love to Travel? Why Getting Sick Overseas Is Sometimes the Best Adventure
4 months ago

Love to Travel? Why Getting Sick Overseas Is Sometimes the Best Adventure

By  •  Travel

I lay on the comfortable bed in the dark, listening to the birds outside. Most of the time I was sleeping. Read More