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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
The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release
12 months 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
12 months 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!
1 year 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
1 year 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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But I Can’t WAIT to Meet You! The Challenges of Online Dating Past 60
1 year 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
1 year 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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60 Is Not the End of the Game: Start Exercising and Reap All the Benefits
1 year 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
1 year 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