"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!

A Guardian Angel Stronger Than Pain

What I’m going to write about I can’t fully explain. There was a time when I would have been skeptical of my own forthcoming words. But here goes… I’m certain that I’m in...


The Last Piece of the Pain Puzzle: Trauma Explored at 2023 Conference

Four years ago I was wheeled into my pain management doctor’s office, not to talk about CRPS, but rather my newest and most dire diagnosis: Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I knew I...


“Take Care of Maya”: The High Cost of a Mother’s Love

Netflix’s top-notch documentary, Take Care of Maya, was excruciatingly painful for me to watch because it hit so close to home. I related on many levels: the disease, maltreatment from...


Painfully Stepping Over the Line

For decades, people have described me as indefatigable, super-human strong, the ultimate survivor or the one filled with surprises and miracles. Well-intended compliments that have moved...


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