"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!

Purple Tears: It Could Have Been Me

In April this year, it snowed. When I got the news that Prince, my all-time favorite performer, was gone I was devastated. I picked up the phone and called my mom – and we both...

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Opioids: Medicine or Candy?

Last month I treated myself to my heavenly bi-annual facial. I love facial days because I get a great massage on the only part of my body that doesn’t hurt. The products, touch,...

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Our Painful Memories: Friend or Foe?

I’ve been taking the anti-seizure medication Klonopin for 30 years. It was originally prescribed for my anxiety disorder triggered by high-impact, undiagnosed chronic pain. For me,...

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Catastrophizing or Rational Alarm?

In March I was honored to be invited to be the person with pain’s voice for a Stanford University Twitter chat that focused on pain psychology. I’m very excited about pain...

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