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

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

Your One Big Thing: Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Over
2 months ago

Your One Big Thing: Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

By  •  Mindset

Sometime this spring, I will be looking at houses along the Pacific Coast, an area I fell in love with in the 1990s. This is the culmination of a long-held dream. But it’s far more than that…
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Lies About Getting Older – Have You Heard of Them?
3 months ago

Lies About Getting Older – Have You Heard of Them?

This is not about being superior or judgmental or “lookitme.” It is, however, about choices. This man didn’t exercise before his accident. I did. Including yoga six days a week…

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The Best Gift Ever: The Surprisingly Inexpensive, Yet Priceless Christmas Present
4 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 You  Think You’re Too Old to Even Try?
4 months ago

The Best Christmas Gift of All: Do You Enjoy Life or You Think You’re 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

Busting the Comfort Zone in Your 60s and Over
4 months ago

Busting the Comfort Zone in Your 60s and Over

By  •  Mindset

Some time ago, I got an email from Margaret Manning asking what I did to break out of my comfort zone. Since I received that email while here in Ethiopia, I had a good chuckle…
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Fit or Fat? How Would You Describe Yourself in Your Mature Years?
4 months ago

Fit or Fat? How Would You Describe Yourself in Your Mature Years?

The tall woman standing next to me smiled. We were in the exercise section of TJ Maxx, a popular American discount store. We were surrounded by acres of colorful leggings…
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What Are You Doing for Your “Summer Vacation” (Which Is the Rest of Your Life)?
5 months ago

What Are You Doing for Your “Summer Vacation” (Which Is the Rest of Your Life)?

By  •  Travel

The day was very dusty, and as always happens in Mongolia, very windy. In a huge bowl surrounded by cliffs and mountains near Uglii, the small city where the main Eagle Festival takes place at the beginning of the Central Asian winter…
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What Is It Worth to Live Your One, Precious, and Magnificent Life to the Fullest at 60 and Beyond?
7 months ago

What Is It Worth to Live Your One, Precious, and Magnificent Life to the Fullest at 60 and Beyond?

By  •  Mindset

My dear friend Melissa sighed heavily. I could envision her face, framed by a touch of silver, her hair having finally been allowed to go all grey. It looks terrific. I’m not there yet – but getting close…
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