"I strongly recommend daily journal writing to everyone, especially women in pain. I believe it had the power to heal me."
—Cynthia Toussaint
The Fire Within Blog

For Grace Founder and Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint shares her unique perspectives on the chronic pain experience!

With Pain Care, #MeToo

The #MeToo movement where women are speaking out about being sexually assaulted and harassed    first reminded me of nearly being raped when I was in college. When I dug deeper though,...

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People in Pain, Loud and Proud Change Agents!

I’ve lived with high-impact chronic pain for 35 years, and founded For Grace to help women in pain more than 15 years ago. During this time, my biggest issue and the one I hear most...

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Finding Hope In Integrative Care

Thank you, Ed Coghlan, at the National Pain Report for your follow up piece to the Los Angeles Times op-ed about women in pain often getting the “it’s all in your head”...

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Dizzy With Over-Care

A recent bout with a vasovagal episode for this woman in pain came as a shocking and near-deadly surprise.  It also turned into yet another carnival ride through American over-care,...

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