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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 Best Gift Ever: The Surprisingly Inexpensive, Yet Priceless Christmas Present
7 months ago

The Best Gift Ever: The Surprisingly Inexpensive, Yet Priceless Christmas Present

By  •  Mindset

Jill was in the kitchen, right in the middle of making cookies. I’d been at their house for about a week, which is typical around Christmas, when I spend my annual two weeks at their home in Eastern Washington. Read More

The Best Christmas Gift of All: Do You Enjoy Life or Do You Consider Yourself Too Old to Even Try?
7 months ago

The Best Christmas Gift of All: Do You Enjoy Life or Do You Consider Yourself Too Old to Even Try?

By  •  Mindset

Early this morning, I got up to do my exercises and mediation before heading to the airport for my annual Christmas visit at my best friend’s family’s house in Spokane, WA. Before I put the last bits and pieces in my luggage for the long drive to the airport, I checked my inbox. Read More

Don’t Tread on My Climb Kilimanjaro Dreams: The Importance of a Support System
7 months ago

Don’t Tread on My Climb Kilimanjaro Dreams: The Importance of a Support System

By  •  Travel

“You can’t make it to the top. You’re from Florida, so you’re going to get altitude sickness.”

My friend Ginger, a fellow Floridian in her 50s, had just told this other friend of hers that she had set her sights on climbing Kilimanjaro in July of 2019. Read More

The Value of a Big Goal After 60: My Contemplations After Climbing Mt. Kenya
7 months ago

The Value of a Big Goal After 60: My Contemplations After Climbing Mt. Kenya

By  •  Mindset

Many of us are content in our everyday lives. We go for walks in the park, help with the grandkids, or sip on tea or coffee in the local coffee shop. And that’s great. We all need those peaceful moments. Read More

A Girl Alone: The Gift of Post-60 Solo Travel
8 months ago

A Girl Alone: The Gift of Post-60 Solo Travel

By  •  Travel

Helen was standing near the front of the line at the United gate. She was blonde, attractive, and perfectly put together. My guess? Mid- to late-60s. Read More

The Power of Perspective in the Life of a 60-Plus Year Old Woman
9 months ago

The Power of Perspective in the Life of a 60-Plus Year Old Woman

By  •  Mindset

Early this morning, I woke up in Washington DC, where I’m going to be delivering a speech in the late afternoon. I’m sitting at my desk in the sweet early hours, my workout gear on, ready to head out to the first floor where I know the gym is located. Read More

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

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression
11 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
11 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
12 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