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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
Want to Push Your Boundaries in Your Mature Years? First, Know Your Limitations
2 weeks ago

Want to Push Your Boundaries in Your Mature Years? First, Know Your Limitations

I stood, wobbling on inline skates, in the bright Colorado sunshine, balancing precariously on the asphalt of a large movie theatre. Good thing the lot was empty as I needed plenty of room…
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The Power of Perspective in the Life of a 60-Plus Year Old Woman
2 weeks 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

Going Nuts or Getting Old? 5 Keys to a Healthy Aging Process
3 weeks ago

Going Nuts or Getting Old? 5 Keys to a Healthy Aging Process

The woman wrote in obvious distress that she was repeating herself. Felt depressed. Brain fog. Admitted to the occasional suicidal thought. She was terrified she was getting Alzheimer’s’ disease. At this point, she is committing to a long, possibly painful and confusing process of testing at a major university. Read More

Adventure Is Exhilarating, but Before You Go – Know Your Limitations
4 weeks ago

Adventure Is Exhilarating, but Before You Go – Know Your Limitations

By  •  Travel

Ellen hunched over the saddle like Quasimodo, hanging on, for dear life, to the saddle horn with one hand and the back of the saddle with the other, as Toni (her horse) trotted rapidly to keep up with the front of the herd…
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The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release
4 weeks 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

Where Will You Go Today? There Is Still So Much Life Ahead
1 month ago

Where Will You Go Today? There Is Still So Much Life Ahead

By  •  Mindset

Last year, I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at a youth hostel. Tucked away upstairs, in my own spare private room, I pondered this past year. Read More

Can Major Panic Turn Your Life in a Positive Direction? You’ll Be Surprised!
2 months ago

Can Major Panic Turn Your Life in a Positive Direction? You’ll Be Surprised!

By  •  Mindset

Reading today’s title, you might want to throw your wine glass at me, but I assure you, there’s a method to my madness. I found it while considering a speech that many of us have heard, or read, from Nelson Mandela…
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Is Age Threatening to Stifle Your Life Spark? Find Your Reason to Evolve into Your Best Self Ever
2 months ago

Is Age Threatening to Stifle Your Life Spark? Find Your Reason to Evolve into Your Best Self Ever

By  •  Mindset

No matter how old we are, it’s always exciting to have something to look forward to. Working, enjoying retirement, or a little of both. Anticipation is a lovely thing. Every year, I set major goals…
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6 Ways to Make Your Next Travel Adventure a Remote One
3 months ago

6 Ways to Make Your Next Travel Adventure a Remote One

By  •  Travel

Marion and Roger, a pair of Brits from 40 miles west of London, boarded the ship carefully. They’re in their 70s, and both are intrepid travelers. Read More

Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?
3 months ago

Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?

By  •  Mindset

The four Indonesian boys, all small but ranging in age from 12 to 14, led us along a tree-lined path. The fenceposts to either side of us as we left the island village were sprouting trees, a testament to the proliferating growth and superb soil of these many islands. Read More