"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
—Michelle K.
For Grace Blog

The latest reporting and analysis on breakthroughs in pain research and issues that matter most to you.

From Pain to Purpose

A few years ago I decided to stop looking for happiness. I hadn’t felt that oh-so familiar, pre-pain companion since becoming ill in 1982 and it became patently obvious that happiness...

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Painfully Lonely

Lately I’ve been reading reports about how loneliness fits hand-in-glove with high-impact chronic illness and pain. In fact, I’ve learned that the social isolation we suffer is more...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Scream

In October I lost the man who, next to John, was the most important male figure in my life. In fact, Dick was my surrogate father for 25 years. The grieving is “ginormous” as Dick...

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People in Pain, Loud and Proud Change Agents!

I’ve lived with high-impact chronic pain for 35 years, and founded For Grace to help women in pain more than 15 years ago. During this time, my biggest issue and the one I hear most...

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