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Leah Areff

Hi Gabor,

I am glad that you are willing to accept your potential future achievements and not hold on to the past, like so many sadly do. Not wanting to use the word “cure” is like losing 100 pounds and then keeping all your big clothes and refusing to throw them away because you believe that one day you will gain the weight back again.

It just becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you keep telling yourself that you are not cured and that one day you will stutter again, then surely your mind is powerful enough to make this happen? I love using the word “cure” because it forces me, every single day, to refuse to stutter, and to show the world that I am the boss of my mind and that they can be too if they try.