"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!

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...


Finding Hope In Integrative Care

Thank you, Ed Coghlan, at the National Pain Report for your follow up piece to the Los Angeles Times op-ed about women in pain often getting the “it’s all in your head”...


Dizzy With Over-Care

A recent bout with a vasovagal episode for this woman in pain came as a shocking and near-deadly surprise.  It also turned into yet another carnival ride through American over-care,...


Small Miracles: Pain and Emotional Healing

After 35 years of high-impact chronic pain and fatigue, I’m still often convinced I’ll never come to terms with the havoc it’s wrought on my life. But last week I had a major...


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