"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 Suicide Dance

Fifteen years after being voted “The Couple Most Likely to Succeed” at our college, my life-partner John bought the self-deliverance book, Final Exit, that we both planned to use....

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Intimate Agony

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I think about how lucky I am with love - in every way but one. Cupid visits my home every year. He stays up decorating through the night...

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Through the Looking Glass

I recently received the bittersweet gift of seeing myself 30+ years ago, but in a world that understood CRPS - offering boundless opportunities. Last weekend I visited my favorite...

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Myth of a Family

I received two lessons in gratitude over the Thanksgiving holiday. I bonded with a kindred sister who reminded me that family is often not blood. Also I’ll never again overlook...

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