Art & Creativity

“We may be RARE, but we’ve got ROAR.”-Julie Flygare Yes, I’m (awkwardly) quoting myself today. Happy Rare Disease Day! The rare disease community is a huge source of inspiration to me. Many struggles I thought were “only narcolepsy”, are quite universal for rare disease patients.  We have difficulty finding proper diagnosis. We have limited treatment options, which […]

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 “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates  Living with narcolepsy, my energy is limited. It’s important to prioritize carefully and not fight losing battles. What’s done is done. EVER ONWARD!  Inspirational Quote #13: Inspirational Quote #12: Inspirational Quote #11: Inspirational Quote #10: Inspirational Quote […]

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“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”-Apple Computers Thank you to my dear friend, Sunny Dietra in Florida for sending me this quote! 😎 Inspirational Quote #9 Inspirational Quote #10 Inspirational Quote #11 Inspirational Quote #12 Inspirational Quote #13 Check back for more quotes soon!


“The thing that is really hardand really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginningto work on becoming yourself.”-Anna Quindlen Aw, how very true! We all strive for perfection at times. Yet, I try to focus my energy on developing my unique set of talents and skills – with compassion and without comparing myself to others. […]

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“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”-Buddha Inspirational Quote #11:    Inspirational Quote #12:  Inspirational Quote #13:     Check back soon for more inspiring quotes!


Last year, I enjoyed sharing my top 13 Inspirational Quotes. I’ve decided to do this annually. Living with a life-long invisible illness like narcolepsy, feeling of guilt, regret, shame, and self-doubt inevitably creep in. Positive quotes have helped me combat negativity and stay on track towards achieving my goals. REM Runner’s Top 13 Inspirational Quotes 2014 […]


Happy Valentine’s Day to my narcolepsy friends across the USA and around the WORLD. Your love has lifted me up.  Your support has given me courage. Your NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE photos have warmed my heart hundreds of times over. I’m forever grateful. Valentine’s Day can be a lot of fun, but it can also be […]

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Official NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE T-shirts!

by julie on January 7, 2014

The official NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE t-shirts are here! Raise awareness about narcolepsy while also supporting a good cause. Proceeds support Project Sleep, my new non-profit raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. Purchase by Jan. 26, 2014. View/Order T-Shirts – Available in three styles: men’s/unisex, women’s fit and youth sizes – ONLY for sale […]


Guest Post by Solomon Briggs: My name is Solomon Briggs and I have Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. I’ve recently self-published a book of illustrations, descriptions and factual information on this complex condition. It is exactly what the title is: Expressions of my own ‘Narcolepsy with Cataplexy’. As a child I could not raise my arms while being tickled, […]


Dear Diagnosis Blogathon – Words to Live By

by julie on November 17, 2013

On Nov. 1, I kicked off the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon – inviting fellow narcolepsy and chronic disease bloggers to write a letter to themselves on their diagnosis day. So far, I’ve collected 47 inspiring, courageous and beautifully-written letters. (Read here.) In launching this blogathon, I had no grand expectations. I am blown away by the results. […]

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