"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 Grace in Family-Induced Pain and Trauma

20 years ago or so, my mother called to share what felt like a disorientating thought. “Cynthia,” she said, “Of all the members of our family, you’re the together one, the capable...

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Scanxiety: My Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Several months back For Grace’s conference planning committee invited our webcaster, Rich, to join the call to talk logistics about our upcoming virtual “Pain-Cancer Connection”...

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Surviving COVID Together

I’m a survivor. At least that’s what I’m called now that I’ve fought my way into cancer remission. But why the new acknowledgement? As a person who’s endured childhood trauma...

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The Wisdom of CRPS: Making My Final Cancer Treatment Decision

A year ago when I got my triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis, the second dreadful thought that ran through my head – and perhaps worse than the Big C – was that for a chance at...

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