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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!

My best hallucination yet! A Visit from the Phantom Foot Massager

My best hallucination yet! A Visit from the Phantom Foot Massager

During lunchtime today, I went to my nap room at work, cuddled up into my lovely blanket from ...

What does cataplexy look like? GIF by Eleanor of www.Falling-Asleep.com

What does cataplexy look like? GIF by Eleanor of www.Falling-Asleep.com

Check out this amazing depiction of terrifying symptom of ‪#‎narcolepsy‬ called CATAPLEXY ...

Ever Met Someone with Narcolepsy? Or Feeling ALONE with Narcolepsy?

Ever Met Someone with Narcolepsy? Or Feeling ALONE with Narcolepsy?

I recently created my first Flipagram, highlighting the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign! I hope ...

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE takes over the French Alps!

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE takes over the French Alps!

Say HELLO to Ben who shares a monumental message of hope and narcolepsy awareness from 5,800 feet ...

Visiting Ireland to Speak at Ireland’s Narcolepsy Awareness Day 2016

Visiting Ireland to Speak at Ireland’s Narcolepsy Awareness Day 2016

This National Sleep Awareness Week, I had the honor of traveling to Ireland to be the keynote ...

A proud moment – publishing a chapter in narcolepsy clinical guide

A proud moment – publishing a chapter in narcolepsy clinical guide

A few nights ago, I returned home from work exhausted and found a mysterious heavy package on my ...

Happy Rare Disease Day 2016!

Happy Rare Disease Day 2016!

Today, February 29 is Rare Disease Day! With 350 million people around the world living with a ...

Sleep in to speak out! Join Project Sleep’s SLEEP IN 2016 today.

Sleep in to speak out! Join Project Sleep’s SLEEP IN 2016 today.

On March 11-13, Project Sleep is taking to our beds for SLEEP IN 2016 to make PEACE with SLEEP ...

Nap Shame. I’ve got it. Do you?

Nap Shame. I’ve got it. Do you?

In this short audio clip, I explore my feelings of shame and embarrassment around taking a nap at ...

Powerful Perspective: Becoming a Doctor with Narcolepsy

Powerful Perspective: Becoming a Doctor with Narcolepsy

Don’t miss this highly captivating post Becoming a Doctor with Narcolepsy, now published on ...

Podcast: A conversation about narcolepsy, Homer Simpson, memoir writing and marathon running.

Podcast: A conversation about narcolepsy, Homer Simpson, memoir writing and marathon running.

Check out this fun podcast! I was so honored to be featured on “Just Talking Podcast” with ...

2015 Reflections & Dreams for 2016 – Homer Simpson, Koalas and Marathons, Oh My!

2015 Reflections & Dreams for 2016 – Homer Simpson, Koalas and Marathons, Oh My!

Scariest Moment of 2015: I gave 12 presentations in 2015, but by far the most intimidating was my ...

99 cents SALE – E-book of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy – LIMITED TIME

99 cents SALE – E-book of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy – LIMITED TIME

For one week, download Kindle version of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy for ...

Celebrating 3 years of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy – An Honest Reflection

Celebrating 3 years of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy – An Honest Reflection

Writing for me is time-traveling. On January 16, 2012, I sipped a steaming hot soy latte at my ...