Communicating Narcolepsy

Hollywood’s portrayals of narcolepsy are notoriously inaccurate. For one day, the script was different, thanks to Suffering the Silence, AwesomenessTV and Visible. I was so proud to represent narcolepsy in this cool new video! Watch Video: Hello Hollywood! The morning of the Suffering the Silence filming and photo shoot, I arrived at the fancy AwesomenessTV studio in […]

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Life Science Leader magazine recently published one of my most honest opinion pieces, “Words Matter: At The Crossroads Of Innovation And Dignity.” In this article, I highlight a tension between patient-centered language (that prioritizes neutral language to respect variation and individual autonomy) versus drug development language (that may lean toward hyperbole or negativity to help establish urgent unmet needs).  […]

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Interested in raising awareness but not sure how to start? This awesome webinar, “Translating the Patient Story into Action” is the perfect place to start! Hosted by the Society for Participatory Medicine, this webinar features a few different perspectives on raising your voice in the healthcare space. I was honored to be included and really […]

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I’m home from Australia today, but heading off to New York tomorrow, because I couldn’t pass up this amazing opportunity to be a keynote speaker during Sarah Lawrence’s Sleep Week. New York friends: Please join me this Wednesday 10/17 from 6-8 pm ET at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY! I’ll share my inspiring personal […]

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Hello Audiobook! Today, I’m SO beyond thrilled to release the AUDIOBOOK for Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy! Available now on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Listen to a sample and download here (your first audiobook with Audible is always FREE!). Watch Preview Narrating is an Art Recording the audiobook is something I’ve been […]

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This past week, I was honored to represent Project Sleep at the 7th International Symposium on Narcolepsy from Sept 9 – 13, 2018 in Beverly, MA. At this meeting, leading narcolepsy researchers and clinicians from around the world came together to discuss developments in the clinical features of narcolepsy, promising treatment advances, and the underlying neurobiology […]

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Last week, I was thrilled to spend the afternoon with Dr. Emmanuel Mignot and Watson (Dr. Mignot’s chihuahua living with narcolepsy with cataplexy). Together, we recorded Project Sleep’s first Facebook Live video at Stanford Medical School. In this “Ask Us Anything” FB Live video, we fielded a wide variety of questions from the future of […]

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Please join Project Sleep in Boston for “Innovations in Narcolepsy Awareness” on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the NonProfit Center (89 South Street, Boston, MA – one block from South Station). This one-day meeting and interactive workshop will empower and educate advocates while also advancing novel approaches to educating the public […]

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Friends! I’m super excited to share that on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. ET, Project Sleep will host a very special “Ask Us Anything” Facebook Live event, featuring myself along with Emmanuel Mignot, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, and Watson, a chihuahua with narcolepsy. We will answer as many of your […]

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Friends, I’m so honored to be a speaker on an upcoming webinar, “Translating the Patient Story into Action” taking place on Wednesday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m. ET.  Please register today to save your spot! This event is hosted by the Society for Participatory Medicine, one of my very favorite organizations ever. The Society for Participatory Medicine […]

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