"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!

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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The “Crazy” Healing Power of Music

As a young person, I don’t remember a time when I didn’t live and breathe music. In grade school, I couldn’t wait to get to the multi-purpose room for two reasons: chorus to sing...

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COVID Vaccine Anxiety: What If You Are Immunocompromised?

In the midst of our once-in-a-century pandemic, it’s my deep belief that we all have a responsibility to get the COVID vaccine in hopes of extracting ourselves and each other from this...

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My Cancer Is Back: Facing Surgery with CRPS

After hearing the worst words of my life, “Your cancer has grown back,” I felt hopeless and hated the world. Worse, I had to tell my longtime partner and caregiver, John, the grim...

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