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“I remember keeping [my narcolepsy] private and always feeling like it was this thing sitting at the back of my throat that I wanted to share, but just stopping myself, remembering ‘you’ll get a bad reaction, this person won’t understand.'”   – Julie Flygare, Sleep Junkies podcast  “So you went from something being a secret to the […]

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The week leading up to World Narcolepsy Day has quickly become one of the most surreal weeks of my life! I’m already speechless seeing the photos, articles, videos and radio segments from around the globe honoring World Narcolepsy Day. World Narcolepsy Day Activities: I will travel to Vancouver, Canada tomorrow to celebrate World Narcolepsy Day […]

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I was honored to be a guest on the More Happy Life Podcast with Andy Proctor recently. We talked sleep, spoons, narcolepsy, storytelling, happiness, dreams and more. Listen here. Episode description: In this episode we talk about all things sleep and much more! How does sleep impact our energy, mood, and clarity? How much sleep do […]

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Listen Now: CALM + COZY podcast interview

by julie on July 31, 2019

Apparently I felt comfortable and a bit snarky on the day that I recorded this CALM + COZY podcast interview with the amazing host, Beth Wyatt (@sleepcoachbeth on IG), because I’m pretty honest and animated here! Beth asked great questions that led to unique conversations not part of my usual “talking points” repertoire. My favorite discussion […]

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I was scared. I didn’t know if you’d come with me on this path. We’d JUST finished the incredible record-breaking Sleep In 2019 campaign, with many of you giving time and spoons to support Project Sleep. The very next day, I learned that our advocacy moment had arrived — yay!! But with a really quick turnaround […]

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“One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began…” — Mary Oliver, The Journey Ten years ago, I ended my silence. I started writing a memoir about narcolepsy and moved to DC to begin advocating. The last decade has been a whirlwind, the lowest of lows and highest of highs, and all […]

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One year ago, I texted my best friend: “I’m going to quit my job now. Please don’t let me become homeless.” She reassured me I’d be okay. So, I stepped into my boss’ office with legs shaking, and jumped out into the most surreal section of my professional life. Feb 12th will officially mark one […]

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I’m thrilled to share Project Sleep’s new narcolepsy awareness video series. These videos feature five of our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speakers sharing their personal stories, interwoven with key narcolepsy facts. I hope you will be as moved as I am by these brave stories and share them today: WATCH NOW SHARE ON FACEBOOK TWEET IT   Why […]

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“We are witnessing a revolution of our understanding of narcolepsy.” – Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, M.D. Ph.D., Director of the Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Stanford University 2018 was an exciting year for narcolepsy research and drug development. Here’s my top six research highlights of 2018 that you should know about! 1. Narcolepsy & the […]

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2018: My Year in Review

by julie on December 29, 2018

2018 was a year unlike any other. I invested in a few new suitcases, which helped me get around easier since I don’t think I’ve ever traveled so much in one year. Here are some highlights, challenges, favorite reads, lessons learned and dreams for the new year! Highlights of 2018: Taking the leap to become the […]

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