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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!

Living Bravely With Chronic Illness – Guest Post by Katie G. Nelson

Living Bravely With Chronic Illness – Guest Post by Katie G. Nelson

As a 29-year-old, female journalist and photographer, I am accustomed to the words people use to ...

My First Standing Ovation – Speaking at the Hypersomnia Conference 2015

My First Standing Ovation – Speaking at the Hypersomnia Conference 2015

Recently, I traveled to Atlanta to speak at the Hypersomnia Conference 2015. The conference ...

Working with Narcolepsy: Part III – When Caring Comes Naturally

Working with Narcolepsy: Part III – When Caring Comes Naturally

After my boss and leadership got even more involved – the nap room situation improved ...

Working with Narcolepsy Part II: Hunting for a Nap Room

Working with Narcolepsy Part II: Hunting for a Nap Room

In December 2014, our office moved from Downtown Los Angeles to Irwindale, CA. My commute went ...

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 ...