narcolepsy memoir

I’m thrilled to share my 5-minute Ignite! Talk from Stanford Medicine X 2015. Please share with friends and family to raise narcolepsy awareness (https://youtu.be/MXTd8xd_f8s). In this video, I describe my journey with narcolepsy from people laughing in my face to living proudly and creating the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign. I emphasize how feeling “misunderstood and alone” with […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Get Inspired! New Year’s Day Free E-Book

by julie on December 29, 2012

Please spread the word to friends, family and health professionals- the Kindle e-book of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy will be FREE on Jan 1, 2013. Download here. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem!Download a FREE Kindle App here to read on your computer, smartphone or tablet (including iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows 8 PC or tablet, Android phone or […]

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Mark your calendars! Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy will be published and for sale on Saturday, December 15, 2012.  Where to Purchase:The book will be for sale securely through my website and on Amazon.com (along with Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es). Wider distribution to follow! E-Book: Also on December 15, 2012, the e-book […]

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An excerpt from my upcoming narcolepsy memoir, “Wide Awake and Dreaming” is featured in Caring Voice Community Magazine’s Fall 2012 edition.  Also, please check out my accompanying column, “Writing Therapy: How the act of writing can relieve the heaviest of burdens,” where I explore the challenges and benefits of writing about narcolepsy. I open the […]

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I LIE A LOT in my memoir. Oh, not lying like fibbing. (Well, you can judge that later.) I mean, lying as in reclining. It’s a memoir of narcolepsy after all!  I lie down and around so much in my narcolepsy memoir that I’ve called in grammar gurus to make sure I’m using the correct form […]

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Island Practice is the mesmerizing story of Dr. Tim Lepore, the only surgeon on Nantucket Island. Thirty miles off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket is known for its beaches, red pants, and sky-high real-estate prices. Author Pam Belluck reveals a different side of the island, a diverse year-round population with quirky medical problems and a doctor […]

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“Do I forgive myself for having narcolepsy?” I wondered recently. What a terrible question to ask myself. I didn’t cause my narcolepsy… so why would I need to forgive myself?  I aim to inspire others, yet I’m still battling my own demons. Am I a phony? Five years ago, I found the words narcolepsy and cataplexy, a […]

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I’m thrilled to share my guest blog post, “Notes on Narcolepsy: Part 3 – From the Patient’s Perspective,” on Psychology Today’s “The Land of Nod” Blog by Dr. Shelby Harris. Dr. Harris is a friend, a clinical psychologist and the Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center. For this post, she asked me to […]

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