Narcolepsy – NOT Normal and NOT Alone

Narcolepsy is NOT normal. But who wants to be “normal” anyway? This video is an empowering salute to all those who are “different” for whatever reason.  

As young adults- “fitting in” seems so important. All too often, children and teens with narcolepsy face unfair ridicule, bullying, and lame jokes. Hang in there. I promise it gets better.  

At some point, conformity and normalcy get boring. Different becomes courageous, cool, striking, beautiful, unforgettable, amazing.

And although narcolepsy is NOT NORMAL, you are NOT ALONE. People with narcolepsy are all over America and around the world. More on this coming soon. 

“If you are always trying to be normal 
you will never know how amazing you can be.”

-Maya Angelou


  1. maureen on June 30, 2013 at 5:13 am

    I loved this post. And when you mention the children the bullying etc it brings a tear to my eye. We know it gets better through experience as we gain knowledge and understanding is that because we are that little bit older? But, for the young ones my concern is that it can take that little bit longer and peer pressure for not being normal can cause many an issue. This has got me thinking lol…. hmmm 🙂 Sending a Nhug out to all. x

    • julie on June 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Maureen. Yes, I hope to inspire young ones that it gets better, both with time since one’s diagnosis, and as everyone around us matures into adults. 🙂 Sending hugs, Julie

  2. Alex Withrow on July 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I firmly believe that no one is normal. We all have our differences that make us who we are.

    Love this video 🙂

    • julie on July 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      Yes, no one is truly normal. The sooner we can embrace this, the better! Thanks for checking out the fun video.

  3. chrys on July 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Thank you Julie. Because of your book and your blog I am better able to understand what my son is going through.

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