Circumstances Are Neutral

So often it looks like what's happening in our lives makes us feel the way we do. When I feel sad that something I was expecting didn't happen or I get angry because someone cut me off in traffic, I tend to think it's the circumstance that creates that feeling.

But, I've experienced often enough that the same circumstance, like getting cut off in traffic doesn't create the same feeling every time, it doesn't always make me angry. Sometimes I just let it go without another thought about it. So we thought it might be worth exploring how this happens. And the more we looked into it, the more we saw that circumstances are neutral. That is, they don't produce the feelings I have.

What we saw was the feelings we had were related to the meaning we were giving to the circumstance. Join us to hear more:

We love sharing this with our clients who find themselves reaching for food to calm their nerves or emotions even when they aren't hungry.

As they begin to see that the circumstances in their lives are neutral and the feelings they have that they're using food to shift, come from their thinking about the circumstance, the meaning they're giving circumstances, things start to change. They find that things that used to trigger them, don't any more, and without the triggers, they aren't reaching for food when they aren't hungry.

Let us know in the comments below if you'd like to explore this more with us. We're happy to give you a free consultation to learn more about how this works.


To Your Amazing Health,

Connie and Bill

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For the food piece today, let’s talk about grapes. They are a wonderful food this time of year, full of health benefits.


One cup of grapes is only 62 calories. They are very high in fibre and as such, a great food for the microbiome.

They are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and a good source of Vitamin A.

Grapes contain relatively large amounts of phytonutrients, especially flavonoids such as resveratrol (found in the skins of red grapes). Resveratrol has antioxidants that may help to lower the risk for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, blood clots, and heart disease.

Resveratrol helps with cognitive function and memory in older adults. And it also can help regulate blood sugar.

If you go to a Farmer’s Market and see local grapes, buy them. We got some this week from the farm we volunteer at and they are so delicious. They have a very deep flavor, which means lots of nutrients to support the body to thrive. Enjoy.