"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.

The Gift of Grieving

Let’s face it. There’s tremendous pressure to be happy and festive over the holidays. The streets fill with carolers and decorations. It seems every commercial has a family enjoying a...

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Forgive Me, But Forgiveness Ain’t Easy

As we survive years and decades of high-impact chronic illness, we women in pain drag ever-lengthening chains of hurt and anger. Heavy links created by those who disappointed or flat...

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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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