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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
A Girl Alone: The Gift of Post-60 Solo Travel
10 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

Has the Aging Process Got You Down? Consider the Options!
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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

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

6 Things I Learned About Ending a Long-Term Friendship
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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