For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint sat down with Dr. Melissa Cady to talk about her 36+ year high-impact, persistent pain experience, and her book, Battle for Grace. In this powerful interview, Cynthia not only chronicles her pain/fatigue journey, but speaks to how she was able to heal herself to a large degree utilizing self-care techniques like narrative therapy and the expressive arts. Link HERE to hear the full "Pain Out Loud" podcast.
For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint shares her story of inspiration and resilience in the recently released book, "When Bodies Break: How We Survive & Thrive with Illness & Disability." Authored by Cameron B. Auxer, this is a "chicken soup"-style book offering personal stories of pain, illness and how people can ultimately triumph. Women in pain, pick up a copy on Amazon today!
To continue the good work of For Grace's 2018 Change Agent Pain Summit, we've convened a committee to draft a white paper to highlight the day and present key recommendations from the luminaries who attended and participated. The main goal of the report is to educate and enlighten California legislators and staffers at For Grace's (TBA) 2019 Sacramento summit where we'll work to implement the National Pain Strategy and inspire legislative solutions. Committee members include Dr. Roger Fillingim, Diane Hoffmann, Dr. Wayne Jonas, Dr. Sean Mackey, Dr. Steven Richeimer, Dr. Bob Twillman and Christin Veasley. What a dream team!!
For Grace leaders Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett will share their 36-year chronic pain patient and caregiver experience with a leading healthcare advocacy organization in Los Angeles. Caring Across Generations is an inter-faith alliance dedicated to improving healthcare and caregiving options for those in need. CAG invited John and Cynthia to headline at their December 16th meeting which will take place at the Islamic Society of West Valley mosque.