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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!

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 ...

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE in Vegas, baby!

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE in Vegas, baby!

 “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we ...

WATCH NOW: MedX 2015 Ignite! Talk by Narcolepsy Advocate, Julie Flygare

WATCH NOW: MedX 2015 Ignite! Talk by Narcolepsy Advocate, Julie Flygare

I’m thrilled to share my 5-minute Ignite! Talk from Stanford Medicine X 2015. Please share ...

What I Said: Julie Flygare’s MedX Ignite Talk Transcript

What I Said: Julie Flygare’s MedX Ignite Talk Transcript

REM Runner’s Note: On Sept. 24, 2015, I had the huge honor of stepping on the MedX main ...

Behind the Scenes: Speaking at Stanford’s Medicine X Conference 2015

Behind the Scenes: Speaking at Stanford’s Medicine X Conference 2015

What would you say if you only had 5 minutes to speak? This question haunted me all year. See, ...

Syncopation – Dancing with Narcolepsy & Cataplexy Guest Post by Elaine Golden

Syncopation – Dancing with Narcolepsy & Cataplexy Guest Post by Elaine Golden

REM Runner’s note: Recently, Elaine of Chica Siesta joined the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE ...

Warning: Xposure to MedX May Xpand Your Mind – Attending Stanford’s Medicine X 2015

Warning: Xposure to MedX May Xpand Your Mind – Attending Stanford’s Medicine X 2015

Goosebumps raised on my arms as we shuffled into the fake hospital exam room at Stanford Medical ...

The Simpsons Modifies Homer Narcolepsy Episode “Somewhat” After Reading Narcolepsy Article

The Simpsons Modifies Homer Narcolepsy Episode “Somewhat” After Reading Narcolepsy Article

When the Simpsons premieres tonight at 8pm ET/PT,  Homer will get “narcolepsy”. ...

8 Years Since Narcolepsy Diagnosis: No Longer “Suffering the Silence”

8 Years Since Narcolepsy Diagnosis: No Longer “Suffering the Silence”

Living in Silence: Eight years ago today, on Sept. 18, 2007, I was diagnosed with narcolepsy with ...