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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!

Working with Narcolepsy: Part I – I Fought the Nap and the Nap Won.

Working with Narcolepsy: Part I – I Fought the Nap and the Nap Won.

On Friday, I was so surprised to be awarded a Values In Action (VIA) award for ...

Meet Owen, 11 Year Old Boy Living with Narcolepsy

Meet Owen, 11 Year Old Boy Living with Narcolepsy

Recently, I received a video from a mother of a young boy with narcolepsy. Warning: I cannot watch ...

Project Sleep Awards 10 Scholarships to Students with Narcolepsy Entering College

Project Sleep Awards 10 Scholarships to Students with Narcolepsy Entering College

While crossing the finish line of the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon was an awesome moment, my ...

Update: The Simpsons Executive Producer Responds

Update: The Simpsons Executive Producer Responds

Over the weekend, the Executive Producer of The Simpsons, Al Jean, corresponded briefly regarding ...

Narcolepsy Epidemic in Hollywood – Homer Simpson Latest Victim

Narcolepsy Epidemic in Hollywood – Homer Simpson Latest Victim

It seems that Hollywood has a surprisingly large percentage of cases of narcolepsy, a disorder ...

YOU CAN AND YOU WILL (Marathon Part II)

YOU CAN AND YOU WILL (Marathon Part II)

As I crossed the start line of the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon, runners started passing me. I ...

Wake, Julie. It’s Late and We’ve Miles to Go Together. (Marathon Part I)

Wake, Julie. It’s Late and We’ve Miles to Go Together. (Marathon Part I)

The week of the marathon, I forgot I was running a marathon. “Have you booked your hotel yet?” ...

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE Runs Great Ocean Road Marathon in Australia

NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE Runs Great Ocean Road Marathon in Australia

Just 9 days until my marathon and I’m super inspired by Louise, Jacob and their crew of 20 ...

Raising Narcolepsy Awareness at Nova Southeastern University

Raising Narcolepsy Awareness at Nova Southeastern University

Grand Rounds is the important educational tradition of doctors and healthcare professionals ...

DALLAS, will you SLEEP WALK with me?

DALLAS, will you SLEEP WALK with me?

I’m sooo excited to announce that I’ll be visiting Texas for SLEEP WALK DALLAS FORT ...

Narcolepsy Podcasts on SleepHub

Narcolepsy Podcasts on SleepHub

During my recent visit to Australia, I got to meet Dr. David Cunnington, a sleep doctor in ...

Visiting Australia for the Narcolepsy Support Australia Conference

Visiting Australia for the Narcolepsy Support Australia Conference

“What could I say that they don’t already know?” This question haunted me in the months, ...

Narcolepsy Grand Rounds Speaker and CE Event Keynote at Nova Southeastern University

Narcolepsy Grand Rounds Speaker and CE Event Keynote at Nova Southeastern University

I leave for Australia in a few days, where I’ll be a keynote speaker at the Inaugural ...

Why I am Running a Marathon

Why I am Running a Marathon

Recently, I was featured as a Boston College “Soaring Eagle“   – for writing ...