Taking a “Sick Day” with Narcolepsy

When working in traditional offices, I struggled with “sick days.” I didn’t often get colds or flus. I ...
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It’s Almost World Narcolepsy Day, Are You Ready?

The week leading up to World Narcolepsy Day has quickly become one of the most surreal weeks of ...
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Living One-Third of My Life with Narcolepsy

Twelve years ago today, I was diagnosed with a classic case of type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy, just four days after ...
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Listen: Julie Flygare on Present Not Perfect Podcast in honor of World Narcolepsy Day

Two people with narcolepsy. Double the insight! A few minutes into recording, I realized I'd never recorded a ...
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Share! Narcolepsy with Cataplexy PSA Video with Ode to Joy Movie

Friends: I'm SO beyond thrilled to share the news with you today that Project Sleep proudly partnered with ...
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Are Sleep and Happiness Related? Listen Now To Find Out!

I was honored to be a guest on the More Happy Life Podcast with Andy Proctor recently. We ...
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“Ode to Joy” Movie Review From A Person Living with Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

Today, the new feature film, Ode to Joy opens in select theaters (in New York and Los Angeles) and ...
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Celebrating 20 Years of Hypocretin/Orexin: Narcolepsy’s Big Breakthrough

LET'S PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999: Twenty years ago today, a dog named Kahlua was on the cover of ...
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Listen Now: CALM + COZY podcast interview

Apparently I felt comfortable and a bit snarky on the day that I recorded this CALM + COZY podcast ...
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Listen Now: New Interview on Wake Up Narcolepsy’s Narcolepsy 360 Podcast

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Claire Crisp, Executive Director of Wake ...
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Welcome!

Photo taken for my VIA Award in Excellence at City of Hope

I am a narcolepsy advocate, speaker, and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Living in Los Angeles and serving as President & CEO of Project Sleep, I love opening people's hearts and minds to the real narcolepsy, a neurological disorder affecting 3 million people worldwide. Thanks for stopping by!

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