Winter: A Happiness Experiment

Apr 29, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
originally posted on website December 10, 2010

“Happiness does not come automatically. It is not a gift that good fortune bestows upon us and a reversal of fortune takes back. It depends on us alone. One does not become happy overnight, but with patient labor, day after day. Happiness is constructed, and that requires effort and time. In order to become happy, we have to learn how to change ourselves”—Luca and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza

Dear Friends,

We last connected at the beginning of summer, which seemed to fly by in a blink. And now the mountain landscape outside my window is morphing from the last remnants of glorious amber-gold into a backdrop of white, white, and more white. For some reason I have settled...

On Hummingbirds And Happiness

Apr 29, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
originally posted on website June 14, 2010

"The goodness of a thing lies in its awareness and realization of its specific nature." - Aristotle

Dear Friends,

The last time we connected in January it seemed it could be a long winter's journey into spring. Now, suddenly it is June when the days extend endlessly into dusk and dawn starts to light up the sky just a few hours after midnight. About the time I find the lengthy winters in Colorado intolerable, summer boldly announces itself. And to me, the hummingbird (appropriately named for its captivating hum) is the official ambassador of the season. They have a magical way of ushering in the warm, sunny days, and bear a stunning resemblance to Peter Pan's Tinkerbelle...

Holiday Reflections / New Year Ponderings

Apr 29, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
originally posted on website January 15, 2010

Dear Friends,

Yes, the holidays can be stressful, yes our emphasis on materialism as a culture is reflected in the season, and yes it is a time when “abundance rejoices, and want is keenly felt (David Rolph,1981).” Though most would have to agree - it is also a time when kindness and compassion can be more plentiful - when we take a moment to write a card, send a gift, or share a thought with someone we might otherwise forget - when we offer love more openly and with greater benevolence. And if we are really on top of our game, we remember to thank the garbage collector with some cookies, the mailman with a cup of...

Science and the Source Field with Luann Robinson Hull

Science and the Source Field with Luann Robinson Hull
Apr 15, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
Sunday, April 15, 2012 A Spiritual Center 3rd St Center 520 South 3rd Street Carbondale, Colarado

2011 New England Book Festival Happily Ever After...Right Now: Winner Spirituality

2011 New England Book Festival Happily Ever After...Right Now: Winner Spirituality
Jan 14, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
Saturday, January 14, 2012 Omni Parker House 60 School St Boston, MA

A Consciousness Revolution with Luann Robinson Hull

A Consciousness Revolution with Luann Robinson Hull
Dec 18, 2011 by Luann Robinson Hull
Sunday, December 18, 2011 A Spiritual Center 3rd St Center 520 South 3rd Street Carbondale, Colarado

Autumnal Equinox ~ On Balancing Happiness

Oct 13, 2011 by Luann Robinson Hull
It is only mid-October and already the snow has boldly announced itself in Colorado, tumbling through the clouds like flying saucers, these plate sized flakes have been falling for most of the day—in torrents. Tonight, the temperatures are predicted to plummet into the teens. The summer sun has exited the scene. And, once again, same as last year at this time, I am scratching my head. Why is it that I am I living in the upward regions of the Northern Hemisphere?

In Dan Buettner’s interesting book, Thrive, he shares his findings on the location of the world’s happiest regions, suggesting that countries near the Equator enjoying a “sun bonus” tend to be happier, regardless of their status or development. Mexico,...

2011 New York Book Festival Happily Ever After...Right Now: 1st Runner-Up Spiritual

2011 New York Book Festival Happily Ever After...Right Now: 1st Runner-Up Spiritual
Jun 10, 2011 by Luann Robinson Hull
Friday, June 10, 2011 Algonquin Hotel 59 W 44th St New York, NY 10036

Hardwired for Happiness with Luann Robinson Hull

Hardwired for Happiness with Luann Robinson Hull
May 22, 2011 by Luann Robinson Hull
Sunday, May 22, 2011 A Spiritual Center 3rd St Center 520 South 3rd Street Carbondale, Colarado

On Science and Spirituality, Is There A Link? with Luann Robinson Hull

On Science and Spirituality, Is There A Link? with Luann Robinson Hull
May 11, 2011 by Luann Robinson Hull
Sunday, May 11, 2011 10:00-11:30am A Spiritual Center 3rd St Center 520 South 3rd Street Carbondale, Colarado

Spring Clearing ~ Resurrecting Love, Peace and Hope

Apr 25, 2011 by Luann Robinson Hull
“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake; a sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world”—Emmet Fox

Dear Friends,

Regardless of your political, religious, or spiritual persuasion, you may agree as you witness some of what is going...

A Morning With: Happily Ever After...Right Now with Luann Robinson Hull

Feb 20, 2011 by Luann Robinson Hull
A Morning With: Happily Ever After...Right Now with Luann Robinson Hull Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 10:00-11:30am A Spiritual Center 3rd St Center 520 South 3rd Street Carbondale, Colarado

Luann Robinson Hull Book Signing: Explore Book Sellers

Dec 30, 2010 by Luann Robinson Hull
Book Signing: Explore Book Sellers Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 5:00pm Explore Book Sellers 221 East Main Street Aspen, Colorado

Transforming the Inner Landscape

Dec 17, 2010 by Luann Robinson Hull
Transforming the Inner Landscape Please join Luann and other leaders, including Casey Sheahan, CEO of Patagonia, Tara Sheahan, founder of Conscious Global Leadership, and special guest, world renowned spiritual leader, Father Thomas Keating for a special holiday Conscious Global Leadership event: Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 5:00-7:30pm Third Street Center 520 South Third Street Carbondale, Colorado contact: info@consciousgloballeadership.com for more information

Winter: A Happiness Experiment

Dec 10, 2010 by Luann Robinson Hull
“Happiness does not come automatically. It is not a gift that good fortune bestows upon us and a reversal of fortune takes back. It depends on us alone. One does not become happy overnight, but with patient labor, day after day. Happiness is constructed, and that requires effort and time. In order to become happy, we have to learn how to change ourselves”—Luca and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza

We last connected at the beginning of summer, which seemed to fly by in a blink. And now the mountain landscape outside my window is morphing from the last remnants of glorious amber-gold into a backdrop of white, white, and more white. For some reason I have settled in an alpine environment despite my lifelong...

On Hummingbirds and Happiness

Jun 14, 2010 by Luann Robinson Hull
The last time we connected in January it seemed it could be a long winter's journey into spring. Now, suddenly it is June when the days extend endlessly into dusk and dawn starts to light up the sky just a few hours after midnight. About the time I find the lengthy winters in Colorado intolerable, summer boldly announces itself. And to me, the hummingbird (appropriately named for its captivating hum) is the official ambassador of the season. They have a magical way of ushering in the warm, sunny days, and bear a stunning resemblance to Peter Pan's Tinkerbelle (if you are inclined to use your imagination).

While observing these fascinating creatures over the past several years, I have noticed that it seems...

Holiday Reflections/New Year Ponderings

Jan 15, 2010 by Luann Robinson Hull
Dear Friends,

Yes, the holidays can be stressful, yes our emphasis on materialism as a culture is reflected in the season, and yes it is a time when “abundance rejoices, and want is keenly felt (David Rolph,1981).” Though most would have to agree - it is also a time when kindness and compassion can be more plentiful - when we take a moment to write a card, send a gift, or share a thought with someone we might otherwise forget - when we offer love more openly and with greater benevolence. And if we are really on top of our game, we remember to thank the garbage collector with some cookies, the mailman with a cup of hot chocolate, and the UPS delivery...

Thoughts On Letting Go of Summer...and other things

Sep 08, 2009 by Luann Robinson Hull
The coveted warm and sunny summer days are definitely numbered. Soon the first alpine snowfall will usher in a tapestry of fall color and inevitably, winter will follow. Already, there are numerous signs of change-shorter days, longer nights-bears roaming freely everywhere here in the high country as they scavenge for food in preparation for a long winters nap. I want to cling to summer. I know. You are not supposed to cling to things. Believe me, I have been working on learning how to let go for most of my adult existence (which, incidentally, is now far longer than the rest of my life). I know by heart how it goes. If I cling, I will suffer. It doesn't matter. As I witness the amber glow beginning to highlight...

On Optimism & Happiness

May 11, 2009 by Luann Robinson Hull
“The desire for happiness is essential to man. It is the motivator of all our acts. The most venerable, clearly understood, enlightened, and reliable constant in the world, is not only do we want to be happy, but that we want only to be so.” ~ Matthieu Ricard, author of “Happiness”

Dear Friends,

I recently had the pleasure of viewing Michael J. Fox’s television version of “Adventures of an Incurable Optimist,” adapted from his book. As I am sure most of you may know the perky, upbeat actor, famous for his role in the movie “Back to the Future,” was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly twenty years ago. Despite the challenges of living with an incurable, disabling illness for most of his...

Heroism and the Heart - A Valentine Message

Feb 14, 2009 by Luann Robinson Hull
Regardless of our political, philosophical or religious beliefs—it would be difficult for any of us to deny that change is upon us. Everywhere we look from the personal to the global climate, we are witnessing unprecedented events and circumstances. And while the current prevailing media’s take on it all seems saturated with gloom and doom, there are many of us who believe this to be a time for inventive optimism and unparalleled opportunity.

In 1980, nearly thirty years ago, Marilyn Ferguson wrote a pivotal book entitled The Aquarian Conspiracy. In the manuscript she demonstrates uncanny foresight as she predicts many of the circumstances in which we are currently living. Having read this material some twenty-five years since its publication, I am...