For Grace Founder Cynthia Toussaint is a new columnist for The Mighty, a popular blog that gives voice to people with chronic pain, illness and disability. Toussaint's first article speaks to her 34-year journey with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and how she fought through her loss and trauma to eventually reinvent herself and find a meaningful life. The Mighty is actively seeking stories from other women in pain like you. Please submit here - and thank you for sharing!
Kim Leonoudakis' harrowing journey to get a diagnosis and quality care for her Lyme Disease is the focus of November's Story of the Month. Despite a treatment rollercoaster through her abusive medical system that time and again misdiagnosed and even lied to her, Kim remains optimistic and forward moving. In fact, she exclaims at the end of her story, "It WILL get better!" Go Kim!!
The National Pain Report is running a special article about the power of expressive arts playing a part in healing women in pain. 2016 Women In Pain conference interactive session presenter, Ping Ho, Director of UCLArts and Healing program, explains how the creative arts take over much of the brain processing responsible for pain sensory - and how she was able to aid and empower attendees. Great self-management tools!
The Aloha-spirit of the 2016 Women In Pain conference continues with three radio shows taped today for KBRITE-AM's Change is in the Air program. Host Nicole Smith interviewed For Grace Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint along with presenters, pain psychologist Dr. Kristen Slater and UCLArts & Healing program Founder and Director Ping Ho. Mahalo to Nicole for more great coverage!