Serve up, Sip & Savour a warm cup of conversation on the stoop in the neighborhood. Talk about your day, your troubles, your passions, your dreams, your loves and get comfort from friends in the neighborhood on the stoop.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Lunar Lunacy Effect
Tonight in Minnesota, the news casters' relish in our full moon. I had to take pictures of it of course. Lunar lunacy, that's what they call the syndrome. Fact or fiction? You be the judge, but I for one believe. The "lunar lunacy effect" is how the moon and it's cycle, effects human behavior in a negative way. The term lunatic comes from the latin word Luna, meaning moon. Wikipeda states, that insanity or temporal insomnia can occur monthly when the moon is full.
Let me take you back to my externship I fulfilled at a place called Crisis Connection. Crisis Connection is a short term phone counseling service. All of us working at mental health agencies saw a definite correlation to the full moon and our phone call percentage taking a big hike. In fact, you ask anyone in the mental health field the difference in behavior in patients when there is a full moon. Most likely you will get a stuttering giggle because it is eerie. Suicide rates attempted and accomplished sky rocket when the moon is full.
Do you believe that the full moon can create accentuated negative behavior? I want to know if you believe.