Working with Senator Maria Elena Durazo for the second year in a row, For Grace is sponsoring a resolution that will trumpet pain awareness in the Golden State. The bill will once again proclaim September as Pain Awareness Month and be signed into law by the end of the 2021-2022 legislative session. As For Grace leaders work to introduce legislation that will increase Medi-Cal coverage for complementary pain management therapies, this popular resolution will go far to help California lawmakers understand the barriers to care faced by women in pain.
For Grace excitedly endorses a phenomenal new cookbook! Authored by Woman In Pain, Stephanie Weaver, "The Migraine Relief Plan Cookbook", is filled to the brim with more than 100 anti-inflammatory recipes for managing headaches and living a healthier life. Our founder, Cynthia Toussaint, was thrilled to be interviewed by Stephanie on her "Resilience Series" podcast for the ramp up of the launch. Toussaint is a huge fan, sharing "I've never had a migraine, but am deeply invested in healthy living. This cookbook is for everyone who wants to deliciously live well."
Check out For Grace's August Story of the Month that spotlights medical trauma. Stephanie Thomson had a successful performing career and was launching a new tour when a dance injury left her with severe back pain. After surgery and alternative therapies failed to give her relief, Stephanie found a medication that mercifully worked. Still, her doctors are hesitant to continue this regimen as they're convinced she's a drug seeker. As Stephanie continues to fight for the med that gives her quality of life, she shares, "I grow weary of looking for a doctor to stick beside me."
To help meet our mission of bringing awareness of integrative pain management techniques to women across the globe, For Grace consulted on a one-hour program about pain therapy for RTL Television, one of the largest broadcasters in Europe. The show will cover different aspects of pain management, including our idea of spotlighting Virtual Reality as an emerging therapy that is showing great promise here in the states. We're told the show will most likely air in the summer or fall. Please keep an eye out if you reside in the EU - and drop a note if you catch it.