"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!

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

After enjoying one of my few and far between happy days several weeks ago, my world imploded. In short order, two big quakes rocked Los Angeles causing me deep upset and I suffered my...

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The Torturous Fog of Fatigue

Of the many autoimmune diseases I’ve developed since my CRPS began almost four decades ago, the only one that rivals it is fibromyalgia. Not because of the muscle pain, but rather my...

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The Black Hole of Pain

In April I came across a Time magazine article that immediately made me think of persistent pain. This ground-breaking story described how a team of Harvard researchers worked like the...

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Losing One Is Losing Many

I recently lost one of my all-time best girlfriends, and for this woman in pain it was more like losing a family. No, more like a whole community. Joan was born with spina bifida, and...

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