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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!

Special Online Event: Presenting My Narcolepsy Story & Book Reading

Special Online Event: Presenting My Narcolepsy Story & Book Reading

Join me for a very special FREE ONLINE EVENT! This Sunday, May 10th at 8:00 p.m. EDT, tune in to ...

The Power of Community: Supporting One Young Man with Narcolepsy Lifts Us All

The Power of Community: Supporting One Young Man with Narcolepsy Lifts Us All

These are unprecedented times in the wake of COVID-19. I am sending virtual hugs, healthy vibes ...

“Soooo, you can just, like, fall asleep?!” Spoken Word Poetry on Narcolepsy

“Soooo, you can just, like, fall asleep?!” Spoken Word Poetry on Narcolepsy

“Soooo, you can just, like, fall asleep?!” This video moved me to tears. Please watch ...

A Moment I’ll Cherish Forever: Meeting my Representative Adam Schiff

A Moment I’ll Cherish Forever: Meeting my Representative Adam Schiff

On Tuesday, Feb. 10th, I had the opportunity to meet my Representative, Congressman Adam Schiff ...

#SleepIn2020 Deadline TODAY for T-Shirts

#SleepIn2020 Deadline TODAY for T-Shirts

Project Sleep’s SIXTH annual “Sleep In” will take place on March 13-15, ...

Exciting News! Giving a TEDx Talk in San Diego

Exciting News! Giving a TEDx Talk in San Diego

SO beyond excited to share this news: I’ll speak at TEDxSDSU on March 22, 2020 in San Diego, ...

You’re Invited! Join Me for Project Sleep’s New Year’s Celebration

You’re Invited! Join Me for Project Sleep’s New Year’s Celebration

Tune in this Saturday, Dec. 28th, 2019 at 12:00 noon ET for a very special  New Year’s ...

“I will change how I treat my patients because of your talk.”

“I will change how I treat my patients because of your talk.”

Last month, I gave one of my favorite presentations at the 10th Biennial Pediatric Sleep ...

Celebrating 10 years of the REM Runner Blog!

Celebrating 10 years of the REM Runner Blog!

Ten years ago today, I came out as a person with narcolepsy. On November 10, 2009, I started this ...

Listen Now: Social Experience of Narcolepsy on Sleep Junkies Podcast

Listen Now: Social Experience of Narcolepsy on Sleep Junkies Podcast

“I remember keeping [my narcolepsy] private and always feeling like it was this thing ...

New and Upcoming Treatments for Narcolepsy 2019! Part II Update from World Sleep

New and Upcoming Treatments for Narcolepsy 2019! Part II Update from World Sleep

Did you know the FDA has approved 27 novel drugs so far in 2019, and two of those are ...

Orexin/Hypocretin Agonists are Coming! Part I: Reporting Back from World Sleep 2019

Orexin/Hypocretin Agonists are Coming! Part I: Reporting Back from World Sleep 2019

Room 116: A Glimpse of the Future It was a basic, boring conference room, but there was nothing ...

Taking a “Sick Day” with Narcolepsy

Taking a “Sick Day” with Narcolepsy

When working in traditional offices, I struggled with “sick days.” I didn’t often get colds ...

It’s Almost World Narcolepsy Day, Are You Ready?

It’s Almost World Narcolepsy Day, Are You Ready?

The week leading up to World Narcolepsy Day has quickly become one of the most surreal weeks of ...