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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 Art of Self Defense for Senior Women Who Travel Solo
3 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?
3 months 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?
3 months 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

Possible vs. Inevitable: The Importance of Preventing Falls… and How to Do It!
3 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

Is It Time to Move? 6 Questions to Help You Decide if It’s Time to Pull Up Your Roots
4 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
5 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
6 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…
6 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
6 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?
6 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