"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!

Suffering Leads to Meaningful Work

All great work comes from suffering – one of the big takeaways from Marcel Proust’s 4300 page masterpiece, “In Search of Lost Time.” Since becoming ill and bedridden with CRPS...


Hope, Guidance and Wisdom

A powerful journalist called me the second day of the New Year proposing we unite in the media and legislation to give CRPS a bigger stage. When January 1st rolled around, I decided to...


Cake More Like Stale Twinkie for People With Pain

“Cake” for this woman in pain didn’t deliver the recipe for the true pain experience. In fact, it more resembled a stale Twinkie. When John and I were invited to an advanced...


The Isolation of the Digital Divide

Going into the holidays, I’m reflecting on the digital “divide” – and how women in pain are more isolated than ever. I’ve been given a lot of labels – and the one that...


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