Join co-hosts Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett for this month's "The Trauma-Illness Paradigm" which streams live on The Mighty's Facebook pages. On Tuesday, June 22 at 1pm PST, Cynthia and John will have a lively conversation about the power of expressive therapy to quell the adverse effects of trauma leading to chronic illness. Specifically, music will be featured as Cynthia just released her second CD, "Crazy", that is dedicated to "women in pain who know they're not." Whether it's dancing, art, acting or writing, it's healing to get troubles out through the creative process. Looking forward to your questions and comments...
For Grace director John Garrett joined Cynthia Toussaint for part two of an interview with Heart Mojo podcast host Melinda Smith. During this segment, John spoke about his 38-year caregiving journey for someone with high-impact pain (and, more recently, breast cancer) and the tremendous challenges that brings. Also, he shared tips and insights about how to sustain and grow during trying times as well as emphasizing not losing one's self during this most loving act.
For Grace's 10th Annual Women In Pain Conference planning committee reconvened last week to start work on our virtual September 24th event which will focus on the intersection between cancer and chronic pain. This eye-opening day will be divided into four parts - problem, solution, experience and moving on - and will include fun surprises to keep the mood upbeat and lively. We're excited to have a roster of world-class speakers to bring this overlooked connection to light.
For Grace spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint joined Heart Mojo podcast host Melinda Smith for a spirited discussion about a range of issues important to women with chronic illness, including high-impact pain and cancer. Enlightening topics included acceptance, authenticity vs. positivity, the failures of US healthcare, trauma's role in illness, narrative therapy and integrative care.