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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
3 Keys to Starting Over After a Loss Later in Life
3 hours 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

6 Things I Learned About Ending a Long-Term Friendship
2 weeks ago

6 Things I Learned About Ending a Long-Term Friendship

By  •  Lifestyle

A few years ago I had a long term friendship come to an end. Four decades of love, laughter and jokes, gone. I felt as though someone had removed a part of my heart. However, that experience both taught me important life lessons as well as opened many new doors. Here’s what I learned: Read More

Are Your Pills Making You Sick?
1 month ago

Are Your Pills Making You Sick?

According to a study by the American Association of Consultant Pharmacists, the average 60+ person in the United States fills upwards of 15 prescriptions a year. That leaps to 18 or more as we age. Read More

Why You Should Visit the Hinterlands… and How to Get More from Your Trip When You Get There
1 month ago

Why You Should Visit the Hinterlands… and How to Get More from Your Trip When You Get There

By  •  Travel

So, you’ve bought your tickets and the dates are set. You’ve finally gotten up the gumption to give yourself the trip of a lifetime: a hike around magical Macchu Picchu, a kayaking trip on the Dalmatian Coast, or just a gentle exploration of gorgeous Cinque Terre, Italy. Let’s consider preparation. Read More

Isn’t it Time to Tell Your Story? Here Are 6 Ways to Get Started
1 month ago

Isn’t it Time to Tell Your Story? Here Are 6 Ways to Get Started

By  •  Lifestyle

Ready to write a book? You’re not alone. You have a lifetime of ideas, experiences and stories to share. The challenge is where and how to begin. It can be daunting. Read More

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

Are You a Light Bearer: The Power of Being a Mentor After 50
2 months ago

Are You a Light Bearer: The Power of Being a Mentor After 50

By  •  Lifestyle

It was 1977, in Winter Haven, Florida, my home town. My parents had sold our farm and were now living in a fifth-wheel camper, parked in a campground. Next to us was a golf course. Read More

What Do You Plan to Do with “Your One Wild and Precious Life?”
2 months ago

What Do You Plan to Do with “Your One Wild and Precious Life?”

By  •  Mindset

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

Mary Oliver’s quote was like a slap in the face – gentle, but insistent. It was the third time I’d seen that quote in the last two weeks. I wondered, “What’s going on here? What am I missing?” Read More

So How Is Your Day? 7 Steps to Making Sure Your Day Is the Best Ever
3 months ago

So How Is Your Day? 7 Steps to Making Sure Your Day Is the Best Ever

By  •  Mindset

Have you ever asked anyone how their day is going and you get a two-hour answer? Not only that, but their answer leaves you feeling depleted and depressed? Read More

5 Sure-fire Strategies for Making Friends and Ending Loneliness After 60
3 months ago

5 Sure-fire Strategies for Making Friends and Ending Loneliness After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

I was leaning back in my chair laughing so hard that I nearly fell over. My belly hurt. The six of us at our table were nearly in hysterics. It took us several minutes to get under control before the conversation continued. All of us wiped laughter tears from our cheeks. We couldn’t wait for the next story. Read More

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