"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!

CRPS: A Stacked Deck

Yesterday, I raged… and raged. Some days I’ve had enough of this damn disease. Five years ago, a rheumatologist told me that because my right arm and leg were in contractures, all...

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Purple Tears: It Could Have Been Me

In April this year, it snowed. When I got the news that Prince, my all-time favorite performer, was gone I was devastated. I picked up the phone and called my mom – and we both...

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Opioids: Medicine or Candy?

Last month I treated myself to my heavenly bi-annual facial. I love facial days because I get a great massage on the only part of my body that doesn’t hurt. The products, touch,...

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Our Painful Memories: Friend or Foe?

I’ve been taking the anti-seizure medication Klonopin for 30 years. It was originally prescribed for my anxiety disorder triggered by high-impact, undiagnosed chronic pain. For me,...

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