"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 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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The Good Doctors

Despite my motto to keep a healthy distance from western healthcare professionals, I gotta admit they recently saved my ass. As part of my CRPS/fibromyalgia self-management regimen, I...

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Stamina: Not Just a Buzzword for Women In Pain

We women in pain are intimate with the red hot political issue of women and stamina. In fact we play the stamina card fully - and could write the book on it. Last week I had a nasty...

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