Choosing to be "Queen"

Choosing to be "Queen"
Queen Candace of the Ethiopians (Photo credit: principia aesthetica)

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book, Happily Ever After Right Now, "Magnificence: Choosing to be Queen": As a psychotherapist, I have listened to hundreds of clients repeat the same story. They are either looking for the perfect relationship, or else they are in a relationship that has turned out to be less than perfect and want their partner to change. Need I mention that most of these clients are women? In every case, they have set aside their power and forgotten their innate sovereignty. Instead, they are looking outside, to the world or to someone else, to be their saving grace, the answer to...

Are You Longing for a Prince?

Are You Longing for a Prince?
English: ink and charcoal on paper (Photo credit: Wikipedia) "Every woman knows the longing that seems to keep happiness just out of reach. It flutters like a butterfly at the periphery of our consciousness when we listen, as children, to fairy tales and family stories about meeting Prince Charming and living happily ever after. It's the subtle backbeat of our teen years that drives our aching desire to be asked to the homecoming dance or prom. Will I be popular or pretty enough to snag a date -- to be chosen by someone -- anyone?

We have scanned for the Prince since we were old enough to download some of the messages in the Cinderella story (my personal...

Hardwired for Happiness with Luann Robinson Hull

Hardwired for Happiness with Luann Robinson Hull
Saturday, May 5, 2012 4:00pm Health and Wellness Expo Glenwood Springs High School 1521 Grand Ave Glenwood Springs, Colaralo 81601 www.healthandwellnessecpogws.com

Autumnal Equinox ~ On Balancing Happiness

originally posted on website October 13, 2011

Dear Friends,

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,...

Spring Clearing ~ Resurrecting Love, Peace and Hope

originally posted on website April 25, 2011

“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...

Winter: A Happiness Experiment

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

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

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
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
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
Sunday, December 18, 2011 A Spiritual Center 3rd St Center 520 South 3rd Street Carbondale, Colarado

Autumnal Equinox ~ On Balancing Happiness

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
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
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
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

“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

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

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

Transforming the Inner Landscape

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

“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...