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I am a narcolepsy spokesperson and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Living in Los Angeles and speaking across the country, I love opening people's hearts and minds to the real narcolepsy, a neurological disorder affecting 3 million people worldwide. Thanks for stopping by!

Up/Lifted Podcast Featuring Narcolepsy

Up/Lifted Podcast Featuring Narcolepsy

I’m honored to be the first female guest on the Up/Lifted Podcast this week! Up/Lifted is ...

Watch Now: Narcolepsy Keynote Presentation with Julie Flygare

Watch Now: Narcolepsy Keynote Presentation with Julie Flygare

I’m so excited to share my Health:Further keynote presentation video. I delivered this ...

CNN Article on My Marathon with Narcolepsy

CNN Article on My Marathon with Narcolepsy

I’m thrilled to share CNN Health’s feature article Runner: Having narcolepsy is harder ...

Speaking about Narcolepsy at Sleep Symposium

Speaking about Narcolepsy at Sleep Symposium

On Saturday, March 25, I was honored to give my narcolepsy presentation at Hoag Health’s ...

Hear My Narcolepsy Presentation this Saturday in Irvine, CA

Hear My Narcolepsy Presentation this Saturday in Irvine, CA

I’m so excited to give my narcolepsy presentation this Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Hoag ...

Lifting Weights and Each Others’ Spirits While Living with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy

Lifting Weights and Each Others’ Spirits While Living with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy

One of the best parts of the Griffith Park Trial Marathon took place about 10 days BEFORE the ...

Weekend Plans? Sleep In to Raise Awareness!

Weekend Plans? Sleep In to Raise Awareness!

After running Griffith Park Trail Marathon last weekend, I couldn’t be any more excited for ...

I did it!! Conquering Griffith Park Trail Marathon with Narcolepsy

I did it!! Conquering Griffith Park Trail Marathon with Narcolepsy

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, I took on the Griffith Park Trail Marathon as a person with ...

24 hours til my Mountain Marathon with Narcolepsy… No Clue How This Story Ends

24 hours til my Mountain Marathon with Narcolepsy… No Clue How This Story Ends

Four months ago, I had the “crazy idea” of signing up for the Griffith Park Trail ...

How to Become a Narcolepsy Advocate? Apply Today for Rising Voices of Narcolepsy – Deadline Approaching

How to Become a Narcolepsy Advocate? Apply Today for Rising Voices of Narcolepsy – Deadline Approaching

We all have a story to tell. Let’s get busy telling yours! I’m so excited to share the ...

Courage is Contagious: Mental Health Provider Speaks Up About Narcolepsy

Courage is Contagious: Mental Health Provider Speaks Up About Narcolepsy

Meet Sarah, a mental health professional in Chicago who was diagnosed with narcolepsy in 2015 ...

Follow My Marathon Training as a Person with Narcolepsy

Follow My Marathon Training as a Person with Narcolepsy

Two weeks ago, I set out for my longest steepest training run yet to prepare for Griffith Park ...

Woman with Narcolepsy Versus Colossal Marathon

Woman with Narcolepsy Versus Colossal Marathon

When I hit “publish” on this post, I will be sharing something I’ve been scared ...

2016: A Year in Narcolepsy Advocacy with Julie Flygare

2016: A Year in Narcolepsy Advocacy with Julie Flygare

From the White House to Italy and Ireland – 2016 was an AMAZING year of narcolepsy advocacy ...