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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
The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release
3 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

60 Is Not the End of the Game: Start Exercising and Reap All the Benefits
3 months ago

60 Is Not the End of the Game: Start Exercising and Reap All the Benefits

It can get old hearing exhortation after exhortation about exercising. In fact, it’s almost as exhausting reading or hearing about it as doing it. After all, isn’t it just too late at this point? Read More

The Art of Self Defense for Senior Women Who Travel Solo
4 months ago

The Art of Self Defense for Senior Women Who Travel Solo

By  •  Travel

A recent New York Times article argues that the statistics of violence done to female solo travelers are scary. Women traveling on their own, and there are vastly more of us of all ages now than ever before, are subject to all manner of dangers. We disappear, we get attacked, we die a brutal death. Read More

What Motivates You to Live Your Life After 60 with Passion and Vibe?
4 months ago

What Motivates You to Live Your Life After 60 with Passion and Vibe?

By  •  Lifestyle

“Oh my gosh, you are so lucky. I wish I could do that.”

Terri Ducay smiles. I can hear it in her voice. We’re on the phone, talking about her life. Read More

The 20-Year Calendar: Where Will YOU Be in 2039?
4 months ago

The 20-Year Calendar: Where Will YOU Be in 2039?

By  •  Mindset

As I walked through the small conference of meeting planners and destination managers at the Denver Conference Center, I noticed the high quality of swag. Read More

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

Is It Time to Move? 6 Questions to Help You Decide if It’s Time to Pull Up Your Roots
5 months ago

Is It Time to Move? 6 Questions to Help You Decide if It’s Time to Pull Up Your Roots

By  •  Lifestyle

My neighbor across the street lost her husband about a year ago. The huge house she now inhabits is an awful lot of work, as is the yard. The other morning after a seven-inch snowfall, our mutual neighbor was clearing her driveway, as he usually does, as I was digging out my own. Read More

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts
6 months ago

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts

Dr. W, an orthopedic surgeon, leaned towards me and launched into a lecture.

“We can’t determine what you need without an x-ray,” he barked, cutting me off in mid-sentence. Read More

The Importance of a BHAG: 5 Ways to Super-Energize Your Life After 60
7 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

What Will You Resolve to Do in 2019? The Case for Doing What We Love…
7 months ago

What Will You Resolve to Do in 2019? The Case for Doing What We Love…

By  •  Lifestyle

Some four thousand years ago in Babylonia, the people celebrated the planting of new crops and the beginning of the new year. At the end of the elaborate, 12-day, religious festival Akitu, the people of Mesopotamia would support the existing king or crown a replacement. Read More