"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!

Flowers for Malignancy

Last month I wrote about a lump I found in my breast and the subsequent mammogram and ultrasound pointing strongly toward cancer. This bolt of lightning has taken center stage in my life...

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

After enjoying one of my few and far between happy days several weeks ago, my world imploded. In short order, two big quakes rocked Los Angeles causing me deep upset and I suffered my...

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The Torturous Fog of Fatigue

Of the many autoimmune diseases I’ve developed since my CRPS began almost four decades ago, the only one that rivals it is fibromyalgia. Not because of the muscle pain, but rather my...

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The Black Hole of Pain

In April I came across a Time magazine article that immediately made me think of persistent pain. This ground-breaking story described how a team of Harvard researchers worked like the...

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