"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!

Catastrophizing or Rational Alarm?

In March I was honored to be invited to be the person with pain’s voice for a Stanford University Twitter chat that focused on pain psychology. I’m very excited about pain...

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The Chronic Pain Room

When I watched the movie Room a week ago, I had no idea it was my life story. And I’ve got a strong hunch it’s every woman in pain’s story. At least those of us with high-impact...

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Opening our Hearts and Minds

As a woman who’s lived with high-impact chronic pain for over 30 years and an advocate for women in pain, I’m often dismissed by people close to me and the general public. But I never...

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Pain: No Excuse for Flakiness

The joke in my city is that you can’t spell flake without LA. Agreed. Flakiness, one of my least favorite of human behaviors, is so prevalent here and everywhere, it’s pretty well...

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