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In 2009, I started blogging to raise awareness about narcolepsy and inspire myself to run the Boston Marathon. What I didn’t expect: that my journey would inspire others and that I’d gain so much strength and support along the way! 

There’s no “right” way to read this blog. Here are a few highlights and starting points depending on your interests. Thanks for stopping by!

Julie’s Favorites:
Introduction – From Where I Stand
Those That Carry Us
Roanoke Valley Awakens to Narcolepsy
I am a Person With Narcolepsy and I’m Proud
Memoir Milestones – Finishing My Book

Coping with Narcolepsy/Chronic Illness:
Do I Forgive Myself For Having Narcolepsy? Fostering Self-Love With Chronic Illness
Dating with Narcolepsy: We’re Better in Bed 
A New Look At Positive Thinking: Five Time’s The Charm 
Five Years Living With Narcolepsy: What I Would Tell My Newly Diagnosed Self… 
REM Runner’s Top 13 Inspirational Quotes 

Communicating about Narcolepsy:
The Pause and Nod
The F-word

Narcolepsy Info:
Narcolepsy Quick Fact Sheet 

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness:
Riding the Waves of Sleepiness
Sleep’s Choice: Living with Narcolepsy’s Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Narcolepsy Isn’t Like the Movies: 16 Secret Signs of Daytime Sleepiness
Cataplexy:
A Dreamy Valentine’s Day
Hypnagogic Hallucinations and Sleep Paralysis:
Wide Awake and Dreaming 
Adventures of A Sleepy Yogi Part II: From Hallucinations to Inner Peace

Julie’s Awareness/Advocacy Work:
REM Running Capitol Hill
During the Off-Season: REM Runner Visits the National Institute of Health
SLEEP WALK 2011
REM Runner Visits U.S. Supreme Court For Case Involving A Woman with Narcolepsy
REM Runner Julie Flygare Wins National Public Awareness Award
When Dreams Come True: SLEEP WALK 2012
Sleep Walk 2013 

Marathon Training:
Born to Run? Not Me.
Why Not Today
Something Worth Fighting For
Going the Extra Mile
From Start to Finish

Risking to Be Alive:
All Roads Lead to Downward Dog
Crow Pose – to Risk Falling on Your Nose
Taking Risks and Discovering Nia
Flygirl Takes on Flying Trapeze Despite Cataplexy
Hello, Beast.

Narcolepsy Research:
The People Behind the Magic
The Wizard of Narcolepsy