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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
Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?
10 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!”
10 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

3 Keys to Starting Over After a Loss Later in Life
10 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

But I Can’t WAIT to Meet You! The Challenges of Online Dating Past 60
10 months ago

But I Can’t WAIT to Meet You! The Challenges of Online Dating Past 60

By  •  Dating

I copied and pasted the scammer’s message into the white block for reporting fake profiles. This was the eighth this week. The copy is almost always identical too, and goes like this: [Some guy] has found the love of his life…
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How to Strip Off the Barnacles: Strategies for Freeing Yourself as You Evolve
11 months ago

How to Strip Off the Barnacles: Strategies for Freeing Yourself as You Evolve

By  •  Mindset

“How do you identify the barnacles and how do you strip them off?” A kind reader posed this question at the bottom of a recent article of mine on Sixty and Me. I was writing about my friend Terri Ducay…
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What Are You Planning for the Rest of Your Life? It’s Never Too Late to Start Doing What You Love
11 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

60 Is Not the End of the Game: Start Exercising and Reap All the Benefits
11 months ago

60 Is Not the End of the Game: Start Exercising and Reap All the Benefits

It can get old hearing exhortation after exhortation about exercising. In fact, it’s almost as exhausting reading or hearing about it as doing it. After all, isn’t it just too late at this point? Read More

The Art of Self Defense for Senior Women Who Travel Solo
12 months ago

The Art of Self Defense for Senior Women Who Travel Solo

By  •  Travel

A recent New York Times article argues that the statistics of violence done to female solo travelers are scary. Women traveling on their own, and there are vastly more of us of all ages now than ever before, are subject to all manner of dangers. We disappear, we get attacked, we die a brutal death. Read More

What Motivates You to Live Your Life After 60 with Passion and Vibe?
1 year ago

What Motivates You to Live Your Life After 60 with Passion and Vibe?

By  •  Lifestyle

“Oh my gosh, you are so lucky. I wish I could do that.”

Terri Ducay smiles. I can hear it in her voice. We’re on the phone, talking about her life. Read More

The 20-Year Calendar: Where Will YOU Be in 2039?
1 year ago

The 20-Year Calendar: Where Will YOU Be in 2039?

By  •  Mindset

As I walked through the small conference of meeting planners and destination managers at the Denver Conference Center, I noticed the high quality of swag. Read More