On Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure of being on the Dr. Don Show to talk about Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Listen online here. Friday’s show aired live on two Arizona radio stations (KAAA 1230 AM and KZZZ 1490 AM). It was so much fun to discuss my book with Dr. [...]
We all know the punch line of the narcolepsy joke – person falls asleep while standing or in the middle of the conversation. My daytime sleepiness doesn’t look like this. On the surface, it doesn’t look like much of anything. Internally – my sleepiness aches. My limbs become heavy and pressure pushes on my skull. [...]
Recently, I shared my story of narcolepsy with renowned women’s health advocate and EmpowHER founder, Michelle King Robson. EmpowHER is an award-winning social health company for women, providing visitors access to one of the largest women’s health and wellness content libraries on the web, as well as the largest online community of women discussing their [...]
Dr. Michael Twery (Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at NHLBI) recently discussed narcolepsy research with leading expert, Dr. Mignot (of Stanford University). This video provides a great overview of why narcolepsy develops in certain individuals and the innovative treatments on the horizon for this neurological illness! Thank you Dr. Twery, Dr. Mignot and NHLBI [...]
On the same steps where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech, over 125 participants gathered last Sunday (March 3, 2013) to share their dream for America to get a good night’s sleep. The third annual National Sleep Walk brought together doctors, organization leaders, patients and sleep supporters from as far away as [...]
Recently, I was a guest on Forward Motion with Karen Allyn (MCM Channel 21). Re-cap and fun photos here. The video is now online! Watch here or on YouTube. Thank you for checking out my interview! Big thanks to Karen Allyn and the Forward Motion team.
I’m thrilled to release my latest video exploring hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis – two symptoms of narcolepsy. Thanks for watching, come back soon for more. Big thanks to Alex Withrow for giving his time and pro video production skills to make this possible! Watch All on YouTube Watch Video #9: Why I Wrote a [...]
In this video, I discuss my motivations for writing a memoir, along with the greatest challenge and reward of the journey. Watch below or on YouTube. Thanks for watching – come back for more videos soon! Big thanks to Alex Withrow for his expert video production skills.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 9 p.m., my first television interview about my book will air on Montgomery Channel 21! Here’s the program video: I’m thrilled to be a guest on the award-winning Forward Motion program with Karen Allen, a dynamic host and a kind positively-spirited woman. During the filming last week, I felt calm [...]
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Note: These questions aim to encourage discussion; there are no right/wrong answers. Before reading this book, what did you think of narcolepsy? Did this book change your perception? When Julie finally brings up her sleepiness with a primary care doctor, Dr. Andrews, the doctor says everyone gets sleepy. Julie has a gut feeling [...]