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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 https://www.walkaboutsaga.com/
Latest Posts | By Julia Hubbel
What Are You Planning for the Rest of Your Life? It’s Never Too Late to Start Doing What You Love
8 months ago

What Are You Planning for the Rest of Your Life? It’s Never Too Late to Start Doing What You Love

By  •  Lifestyle

This morning I wrapped up an article about a new friend, Susan McNamee. Susan, 67, lives here in Denver. In her teens, all she ever wanted to do was be a mom. Read More

3 Keys to Starting Over After a Loss Later in Life
8 months ago

3 Keys to Starting Over After a Loss Later in Life

By  •  Mindset

A few years ago, I spoke to a lively group of women that had been started by my friend Joan Rogliano, a divorced realtor living in Colorado. The Wildflower Group had been formed out of a need for an organization to tend to the needs of recently-widowed and divorced women. Read More

Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?
8 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

Get More from Life After 60: Stop Saying “I Could Never Do That!” Start Saying “I COULD!”
9 months ago

Get More from Life After 60: Stop Saying “I Could Never Do That!” Start Saying “I COULD!”

By  •  Lifestyle

My friend Susan stared at me in disbelief. “You’re going to do what?” She was incredulous. “Go to Africa alone and climb Kilimanjaro at sixty?” She paused for a deep breath. Read More

Is It Time to Move? 6 Questions to Help You Decide if It’s Time to Pull Up Your Roots
11 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

Possible vs. Inevitable: The Importance of Preventing Falls… and How to Do It!
11 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

Your One Big Thing: Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Over
12 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?
1 year 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
1 year 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?
1 year 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