Health and wellness

On Merging Science and Creationism

Jun 09, 2019 by Luann Robinson Hull

Dear Friends,

Several weeks ago, someone asked me if I’d ever studied atheism.  Over my 25 years of researching human consciousness, science and spiritual growth, I had to say the topic hadn’t crossed my radar.  Apart from having read The Origin, where Dan Brown pits creationism against science, which was interesting (though not convincing) I’ve never had the slightest inclination to explore the subject.

Taking Back Our Emotional Well Being

Taking Back Our Emotional Well Being
Aug 13, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Last week we continued our discussion on “the power of emotions over happiness” and shared insights from cutting edge scientists, who are merging science and spirituality. Today I’d like to discuss how our conditioning influences our emotions and provide a simple technique on how to begin to make permanent changes in patterns of behavior that cause challenge.

Among those participating in breakthrough studies on the brain (merging science and spirituality), is Dr. Richard Davidson, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin. “Dr. Davidson has unearthed some significant findings regarding how the emotion of happiness can be tracked in the brain. Davidson collaborated with His Holiness the Dalia Lama to study monks, who are experienced practitioners in meditation, having...

The Look of Real Love

The Look of Real Love
Jul 14, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Being aware of our need to change our conditioned responses is a good start in establishing healthy patterns in relationships. But awareness alone does not cause change. Change can only occur when you make a conscious decision to do whatever it takes to go boldly toward all that will help you to first become the love of your own life, prior to searching for love in other places. You have to be able to recognize real love by first experiencing it through a conscious commitment to loving yourself. And once you do, you will know from every awakening cell in your being that you don't need someone else to provide what you already have. Then when a potential partner appears (or is already beside you), you...

It's High Time to Reprogram Our Brains

It's High Time to Reprogram Our Brains
Jul 07, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Following up on my last article "Soul Sister (or Brother)" -- In order to succeed in our quest to tune into our own heart and soul and loving ourselves, we have to be committed.

We must be vigilant around any negative thoughts that are self directed, and turn these thoughts into loving kindness. Notice how deeply conditioned negativity is. Here is a simple example. Suppose you are in school and you just have done poorly on a test (by your standards). What is your first inclination? Is it to tell yourself how wonderful you are for even trying to do your best on the test (compassion)? Is it to find all of the ways that you have been successful in this...

Celebrating Summer!

Celebrating Summer!
Jun 24, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Our alpine ice-land is finally beginning to melt after a pretty persistent winter (see the snowy peaks below).

And in the spirit of celebrating the season, I am offering the e-book version of Happily Ever After...Right Now at a special price for the summer months.

Here is what Deb Scott, host of The Best People We Know radio show said about Happily:  A New Standard for Every Woman! Required Reading! March 7, 2013 "... I wish I had this book 20 years ago. Don't wait - get it - read it - give it - as a gift to yourself or anyone you love. I think this would be a fabulous book club read as well. A new classic. – Deb Scott I invite you to take...

Just Breathe

Just Breathe
Mar 17, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Inhalation is our first autonomous act at birth, and exhalation is our final farewell as we transition from this world to the next one. As long as we are drawing breath -- even if we lose everything else -- we have a companion. Inhaling and exhaling is what keeps us alive. Breathing also acts as a metaphor for the cycles of life, which are to begin, end, start, finish, arrive, or leave. As we breathe in and then release that breath, we create a natural rhythm of letting go, dying to the old, and making room for the new. In exhaling, you cannot bring back the same breath that you just discharged. Think of the effort it would take to...

Reprogramming Ourselves: Stepping Away From Love Addiction

Reprogramming Ourselves: Stepping Away From Love Addiction
Mar 12, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Letting go of lifelong habits involves introducing new thought forms to replace the old ones and learning how to make them stick. We all have the potential to begin our relationships from a healthy seed, but when it is neglected and left to rot, it cannot germinate and grow into its full and lasting potential. The endless cycle of “love”/loss repeats itself until or unless the participants individually and collectively become conscious of what is causing the decay.

Our addictions cannot be released until we recognize them as such — until we can admit to ourselves what we are doing and that it is a sure recipe for disaster. That is the first step. The next step is to change. Naturally,...

How "Happily Ever After…Right Now" Helps Me Keep My Joy - by Veronica Cuyugan

How "Happily Ever After…Right Now" Helps Me Keep My Joy - by Veronica Cuyugan
Dec 16, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
From the Acknowledgements to the Epilogue, this labor of love I’ve had the utmost privilege of reading has touched my life in such a profound way that I literally want to hand it out to every single woman I know. Happily Ever After…Right Now epitomizes metaphysical guidance between pages – it’s so much more than a self-help book. It’s a comprehensive review of our history; why we react the way we do to certain emotional stimuli and how we can correct ourselves so that we live in our Queen essence. Happily…reiterated the lesson I learned long ago- that happiness does not come from a source outside of me, but rather from within, by nurturing the divine love that is my...

The Queen's Jewels

The Queen's Jewels
Dec 10, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
Useful Gems for Reprogramming Ourselves as Women Colorful gems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Last week I shared an excerpt from my book, "Happily Ever After Right Now" on reprogramming ourselves, and how the only way we can discover true happiness is to be thorough in our investigation of self.  Below are a few gems (or jewels), which can serve as cues on how to take the inner journey.

Whether dormant and disguised or fully operative in their most optimal brilliance, the polishing of these gemstones is what will awaken us to the true callings of the heart. It is no coincidence that each number below represents a chapter title of my book: 1. Entitlement: Let Go of the Longing for the...

Our Ticket to Happiness, Here, Now

Our Ticket to Happiness, Here, Now
Nov 15, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
No one else has the capacity to give us what we want. And when we finally hit the tipping point that helps us to make that connection, the quintessential theme of our life will become a burning desire to pursue our unlimited potential through the expression of our emerging gifts and talents. This quest is the fuel that drives us toward the state of enduring happiness. It is the “vitality” and “life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action,” unique only to you, that Martha Graham so eloquently captures in her beautiful poem printed at the end of chapter 1 [in my book "Happily Ever After Right Now"]: “the queer, divine, blessed unrest that keeps us marching...

Step 5 in Overcoming Triggers: Choose Happiness over Righteousness

Step 5 in Overcoming Triggers: Choose Happiness over Righteousness
Aug 13, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
By now you have probably realized that our series "Those Things That Trigger You are a Gift" is taken directly from my book Happily Ever After Right Now... Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!  I am thrilled to tell you about Step 5 for Modifying Your Responses. That's because it deals with an essential component to the pursuit of Happiness: CHOICE. Let's jump in. STEP 5: CHOOSE HAPPINESS INSTEAD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS: Ask yourself if you want to be happy or if you want to be right. (This idea originates from A Course in Miracles, Foundation for inner Peace, 1985). Give up the need to control outcomes. Most of us would rather to be right. This desire is directly linked to our survival instinct. And, being happy is not part...

Step 3 in Overcoming Triggers: Dig Deep

Step 3 in Overcoming Triggers: Dig Deep
Jul 30, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
 

Denver (III) Tire Swing (Photo credit: roeyahram)

STEP THREE: DIG DEEP

Continuing in our series "Those Things That Trigger You are a Gift", and Level 1 for handling this new information: "Modify Your Responses,"  here are the first two steps we've covered, along with their links (in case you'd like to review or catch up): :

Step 1: Notice That You've Been Triggered. Stop Before You Speak or Act.

Step 2: Feel What You Are Feeling. Don't Resist.

The purpose of the first step, is to master the skill of NOTICING when you've been triggered, and to stop before you speak or act.  These are vital in the process of unwinding your reactive inclinations.  The second step is to allow yourself...

Autumnal Equinox ~ On Balancing Happiness

Apr 29, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
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

Apr 29, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
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

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...

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...

Sudden Passing

Mar 20, 2008 by Luann Robinson Hull
Dear Friends,

Today is the Spring Equinox and the eve of the full moon. Hallelujah! I am excited to come out of hibernation and begin communicating regularly with you again. It has been a while since we last connected. Many interesting and dramatic changes have occurred in my life since I began writing to you nearly two years ago. Throughout the scope of that time, I have continued to enjoy incredible, amazing, and serendipitous experiences, replete with all of the joy and pain that inevitably accompanies those. I have been to the heights and fallen to the very depths of my being as I open to the possibilities with which I am repeatedly gifted while attempting to open and awaken my heart and mind. (Admittedly, this exercise is done sometimes with valor, often with clumsiness, and...

On Happiness and the Holidays

Dec 09, 2007 by Luann Robinson Hull
Often during this time of year, I am reminded of Christmases past during which my best friend, Darlene, and I spent many hours cranking up our funding requests for a local foster children's organization. I will never forget what she once wrote in a letter requesting help back in 1981. "Christmas is a time when abundance rejoices and want is keenly felt." It was a sobering statement, and inspired me to take a personal inventory. What more might I do to help others in that "want is keenly felt," state, and how could I offer my support in a way of meeting them where they were without trying to fix them or make things better? How could I just join them, while offering my love and concern?

Recently, I returned...

Time for Change

Nov 30, 2007 by Luann Robinson Hull

Happiness, The Brain & Consciousness

Sep 26, 2007 by Luann Robinson Hull
Greetings and welcome to our discussion on Happiness, the Brain, and Consciousness.

Our Happily team has been focusing on the development of Conscious Conversation Circles™ www.cccircles.com over the past several months. These circles are gatherings of people who come together on a regular basis for the purpose of sharing their individual and combined wisdom to support conscious living - which includes manifesting lives of happiness, health, prosperity, and peace.

Included among the many gifts of these gatherings has been a connection with Julia Desmond, who has been sharing the “Oneness Blessing (deeksha)” with our Aspen circle, as well as providing it to groups of her own. Julia has been through the 21 day process that enables her to transfer this intelligent energy,...