"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!

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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Playing With Fire: Should I Have Cancer Surgery?

As a woman with high impact pain for 38 years, I was stunned last July to receive a triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis. Seriously, God, how much more can I endure? I felt the tumor...

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Sticks, Stones and Words That Hurt

Last week when I saw my integrative doctor for weekly pain-curbing acupuncture, we had a conversation about my dangerously low blood count caused by chemotherapy for breast cancer. Dr....

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