"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!

Doing Harm: Damn Right

I’m three-quarters through Maya Dusenbery’s phenomenal Doing Harm, and it’s by far the best book about healthcare I’ve ever read. I’m lapping up every right-on-the-money page as...

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From Pain to Purpose

A few years ago I decided to stop looking for happiness. I hadn’t felt that oh-so familiar, pre-pain companion since becoming ill in 1982 and it became patently obvious that happiness...

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Painfully Lonely

Lately I’ve been reading reports about how loneliness fits hand-in-glove with high-impact chronic illness and pain. In fact, I’ve learned that the social isolation we suffer is more...

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The Premonition of Pain

With integrative care, we rightfully examine the potent mind-body connection. But that connection is considered only after we have chronic illness and pain. With me though, my body...

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