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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
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Is Age Threatening to Stifle Your Life Spark? Find Your Reason to Evolve into Your Best Self Ever
1 week ago

Is Age Threatening to Stifle Your Life Spark? Find Your Reason to Evolve into Your Best Self Ever

By  •  Mindset

No matter how old we are, it’s always exciting to have something to look forward to. Working, enjoying retirement, or a little of both. Anticipation is a lovely thing. Every year, I set major goals…
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6 Ways to Make Your Next Travel Adventure a Remote One
3 weeks ago

6 Ways to Make Your Next Travel Adventure a Remote One

By  •  Travel

Marion and Roger, a pair of Brits from 40 miles west of London, boarded the ship carefully. They’re in their 70s, and both are intrepid travelers. Read More

Can Major Panic Turn Your Life in a Positive Direction? You’ll Be Surprised!
4 weeks ago

Can Major Panic Turn Your Life in a Positive Direction? You’ll Be Surprised!

By  •  Mindset

Reading today’s title, you might want to throw your wine glass at me, but I assure you, there’s a method to my madness. I found it while considering a speech that many of us have heard, or read, from Nelson Mandela…
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Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?
4 weeks 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

Get More from Life After 60: Stop Saying “I Could Never Do That!” Start Saying “I COULD!”
4 weeks ago

Get More from Life After 60: Stop Saying “I Could Never Do That!” Start Saying “I COULD!”

By  •  Lifestyle

My friend Susan stared at me in disbelief. “You’re going to do what?” She was incredulous. “Go to Africa alone and climb Kilimanjaro at sixty?” She paused for a deep breath. Read More

3 Keys to Starting Over After a Loss Later in Life
1 month ago

3 Keys to Starting Over After a Loss Later in Life

By  •  Mindset

A few years ago, I spoke to a lively group of women that had been started by my friend Joan Rogliano, a divorced realtor living in Colorado. The Wildflower Group had been formed out of a need for an organization to tend to the needs of recently-widowed and divorced women. Read More

But I Can’t WAIT to Meet You! The Challenges of Online Dating Past 60
1 month ago

But I Can’t WAIT to Meet You! The Challenges of Online Dating Past 60

By  •  Dating

I copied and pasted the scammer’s message into the white block for reporting fake profiles. This was the eighth this week. The copy is almost always identical too, and goes like this: [Some guy] has found the love of his life…
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How to Strip Off the Barnacles: Strategies for Freeing Yourself as You Evolve
1 month ago

How to Strip Off the Barnacles: Strategies for Freeing Yourself as You Evolve

By  •  Mindset

“How do you identify the barnacles and how do you strip them off?” A kind reader posed this question at the bottom of a recent article of mine on Sixty and Me. I was writing about my friend Terri Ducay…
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What Are You Planning for the Rest of Your Life? It’s Never Too Late to Start Doing What You Love
2 months ago

What Are You Planning for the Rest of Your Life? It’s Never Too Late to Start Doing What You Love

By  •  Lifestyle

This morning I wrapped up an article about a new friend, Susan McNamee. Susan, 67, lives here in Denver. In her teens, all she ever wanted to do was be a mom. Read More

The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release
2 months ago

The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release

By  •  Lifestyle

Yesterday morning this landed in my inbox from Margaret Manning:

Downsizing (and simplification, more generally) has been a passion of mine over the last several years. And, one of the things that I have discovered through this process is that downsizing isn’t so much about letting go of “stuff” as it is letting go of emotions, memories and psychological barriers to change. So, let’s talk about how to get ready for downsizing at any age. Have you already gone through the process of downsizing your home? Or, are you thinking about doing this in the years to come? Read More