Let me first start out by saying that my views on this topic are not supported by any research whatsoever. With that being said, for my entire life I have noticed that whenever there is a full moon, I have a tendency to stutter more. Every time I tell this story I get wierd looks, usually followed by the question “are you a werewolf or something?”. Well let me tell you something, it is like clockwork. In fact, there have been times when I found myself very disfluent and unaware of the full moon, and predicted it myself. I would say about 95% of the time, my premonitions are correct. Take it how you will, but I honestly feel that many times, stuttering can be exacerbated by a full moon.
For example, during this month we had two full moons and I have noticed a dramatic increase in my dislfuencies this month. I recently mentioned my full moon phenomenon on Facebook and a couple of my friends have in fact experienced more disfluencies than usual this month. So now, I am posing the question to my blog readers:
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While we are talking about the full moon, let’s talk about superstitions. When you wake up in the morning, do you do things a certain way in order to have a more fluent day? Do you have to follow a routine? Do you have to stretch before you get up from your bed? Do you only eat the marshmallows from your lucky charms cereal box in order to ensure a fluent day? As silly as this sounds, some people do these things! I used to practice speaking every morning to ensure a day of easier speech, but I have never done anything drastic to ensure a fluent day. Have you? Lets hear about it!