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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!

Viral Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Video

Viral Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Video

A video of a young woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy has gone viral. Watch below or on ...

Finding Beauty In Narcolepsy

Finding Beauty In Narcolepsy

Do you know what drives me? What REALLY drives me as an advocate, writer and speaker? Beauty. I am ...

Watch: Disruptive Innovations Interview on Narcolepsy, FDA & Project Sleep

Watch: Disruptive Innovations Interview on Narcolepsy, FDA & Project Sleep

I’m thrilled to share my Disruptive Innovations interview with the Conference Forum’s ...

Shhhh!!! I’M SLEEPING!!! Living with Narcolepsy’s Hallucinations

Shhhh!!! I’M SLEEPING!!! Living with Narcolepsy’s Hallucinations

Dear Hypnagogic Hallucination Version of My Boyfriend, SHHH!! I’M SLEEPING!! Seriously, ...

Bringing the Patient Voice to Disruptive Innovations Conference

Bringing the Patient Voice to Disruptive Innovations Conference

This week, I flew to Boston to speak at the Disruptive Innovations conference. My 15-minute ...

Speaking at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference

Speaking at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference

Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Tampa Bay, Florida to speak at the Current Concepts in Sleep ...

What does NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE mean to you?

What does NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE mean to you?

What resonates with you? I created this word-collage using popular words from NARCOLEPSY: NOT ...

Launching Project Sleep’s New Website

Launching Project Sleep’s New Website

This week, we launched Project Sleep‘s new website! We’ve created a bright site to ...

Congratulations Winners: Narcolepsy Awareness Giveaway!

Congratulations Winners: Narcolepsy Awareness Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who submitted new NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE photos during the First Birthday ...

Watch Video: Taking on #ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Watch Video: Taking on #ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Tonight, I took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I was excited to participate in this viral ...

Read My HuffPost Article: “I’m Not Looking To Be Saved From Narcolepsy”

Read My HuffPost Article: “I’m Not Looking To Be Saved From Narcolepsy”

Check out my provocative HuffPost article: “I’m Not Looking To Be ...

Narcolepsy Keynote Speaker in Australia!

Narcolepsy Keynote Speaker in Australia!

Australia, here I come! I’m beyond honored and thrilled to announce that I will be a keynote ...

Supporting a Friend With Narcolepsy

Supporting a Friend With Narcolepsy

If your friend or loved one was diagnosed with narcolepsy, you may wonder the best way show ...

Preparing TED-style Talk for “Radical Thinkers”

Preparing TED-style Talk for “Radical Thinkers”

On Sept. 11, 2014, I will present a TED-style talk at “Disruptive Innovations” in ...