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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
6 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

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts
7 months ago

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts

Dr. W, an orthopedic surgeon, leaned towards me and launched into a lecture.

“We can’t determine what you need without an x-ray,” he barked, cutting me off in mid-sentence. Read More

The Importance of a BHAG: 5 Ways to Super-Energize Your Life After 60
8 months ago

The Importance of a BHAG: 5 Ways to Super-Energize Your Life After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

On July 8th, I made the decision to climb Mt. Kenya, the second largest mountain in Africa, at 17,053 feet high. Five years ago, I had made a similar commitment to do Kilimanjaro, and that decision changed my life forever. Read More

What Will You Resolve to Do in 2019? The Case for Doing What We Love…
8 months ago

What Will You Resolve to Do in 2019? The Case for Doing What We Love…

By  •  Lifestyle

Some four thousand years ago in Babylonia, the people celebrated the planting of new crops and the beginning of the new year. At the end of the elaborate, 12-day, religious festival Akitu, the people of Mesopotamia would support the existing king or crown a replacement. Read More

The Best Gift Ever: The Surprisingly Inexpensive, Yet Priceless Christmas Present
8 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?
8 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
8 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
9 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
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!
10 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