"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!

Riding the Rough C’s

My first “C”, 38 years of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, braced me with the gift of resilience. But I guess no one can be prepared for my second “C”, Cancer – and one of the...

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Cancer “Healthcare” Leaves Me in the Grip of Fear

As many of you know, I’ve had high-impact pain for nearly 40 years and am now fighting triple-negative breast cancer. The only reason I decided to move ahead with treatment, despite its...

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Finding Chemo

I won’t sugar coat it. Fighting breast cancer with chemo is a nightmare. After three infusions, I’ve grown accustomed to the weekend fatigue that will barely allow me to leave my...

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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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