"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!

Saving My Soul from a Real-Life Dopesick

While watching Dopesick, the Hulu series that dramatizes Purdue Pharma’s driving of the opioid crisis through their cash-cow OxyContin, I was traumatized to the point of hitting the...

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The High Price of Being Your Own Advocate

I’ve always encouraged women in pain to be strong advocates for their care, but after decades of push-backs and harassment from the medical community for doing just that, I’m starting...

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Finding Life in the Midst of “The Pain-Cancer Connection”

In 2019, when I first heard my worst diagnosis, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer – yes, the rare and aggressive kind – I instinctively knew it was tied to my 37-years of high-impact...

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The Ever Changing Rules of CRPS

Two weeks ago, writhing at a level 10 pain, struggling to position my heating pad just right for a moment of relief, I told God that if it was time to take me, that was okay. I thought...

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