"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!

Remission Impossible

Losing my lower body remission in December has been devastating, but I keep my chin up as much as I can. Despite that, and despite what many people tell me, we with high-impact chronic...

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Heart Sisters

As we all know, Valentine’s Day is reserved for lovers. But I was reminded this morning that we women with high impact chronic pain need support and love that only sisters in pain can...

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The Comfort That Doesn’t

If you’re like me, you’re tired of hearing that “everything happens for a reason.” People have been sharing empty clichés like this throughout my 35 years of high-impact pain and...

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The Good Doctors—Part Two

Despite my self-management rule to stay away from Western healthcare professionals, I recently sang their praises. Six weeks later, not so much. As you may recall, I had a severe,...

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