"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!

Finding My Cancer Cake

Cancer’s a jolting teacher – and one life preserving lesson for me is that to have a chance at staying alive, I must let go of toxic people that I’ve always tried to fix. Yes,...

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Awakening From the Edge

My mind pinballs while new insights flood in as I count off the days till I start chemotherapy in an attempt to save my life after being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer –...

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“Category 5 Shit Storm With No Umbrella”

Navigating CRPS and the bleakest breast cancer dx (Triple Negative) is an impossibly riddled nightmare – and since my last post I’ve gone back and forth about treatment almost...

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Diagnosis: The Worst

I knew from the moment I found out the lump in my breast wasn’t a cyst, that I had cancer. The concerned look in the technician’s eyes and serious tone in the radiologist’s voice...

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