"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!

My Cancer Is Back: Facing Surgery with CRPS

After hearing the worst words of my life, “Your cancer has grown back,” I felt hopeless and hated the world. Worse, I had to tell my longtime partner and caregiver, John, the grim...

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Finding Grace in Family-Induced Pain and Trauma

20 years ago or so, my mother called to share what felt like a disorientating thought. “Cynthia,” she said, “Of all the members of our family, you’re the together one, the capable...

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Scanxiety: My Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Several months back For Grace’s conference planning committee invited our webcaster, Rich, to join the call to talk logistics about our upcoming virtual “Pain-Cancer Connection”...

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Surviving COVID Together

I’m a survivor. At least that’s what I’m called now that I’ve fought my way into cancer remission. But why the new acknowledgement? As a person who’s endured childhood trauma...

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