"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!

Learning How to Cope With Childhood Trauma

My world became unreal and terrifying when I was 18. Literally, everything looked, sounded and felt distorted. While I’ve long known this experience is called “derealization,” I...


Finding Peace While Fighting Cancer

It’s the damnedest thing. Despite this month being my 40-year anniversary with high impact pain and while I battle an aggressive breast cancer recurrence, people tell me that I look...


Be Careful What You Wish For: Cancer Is Not a Way Out From Pain

When my oncologist recently spewed the worst word I’ve ever heard, “recurrence”, everything in my mind sped up and stopped at the same time. I made a brutal fight for my life in...


Breathless: My Anger at a Failing Body

Once upon a time, life was easy. Breathing was a breeze, lungs filled with promise and hope. Then I got sick. Really sick. Of late, when I look back at the last forty years, I’m...


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