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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
Busting the Comfort Zone in Your 60s and Over
1 year 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?
1 year 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)?
1 year 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?
1 year 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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Sometimes We Grow Up, Sometimes We Just Grow Old: The Other Side of High School Reunions
1 year ago

Sometimes We Grow Up, Sometimes We Just Grow Old: The Other Side of High School Reunions

By  •  Lifestyle

A few mornings ago, Margaret Manning tossed down the gauntlet, gently as ever, for all of us to consider how our last high school reunion went. That is, of course, for those of us who chose to attend…
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Want to Push Your Boundaries in Your Mature Years? First, Know Your Limitations
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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