"Making the unknown known is the important thing."
—Georgia O'Keefe
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June’s Story of the Month

As a lead up to For Grace's 10th annual Women In Pain conference that will explore the pain-cancer connection, we're re-visiting stories of people involved with the event. First up, webcaster Rich Tamayo's early life was one of being a "Hollywood rich kid" without a care in the world and endless partying. That ended when he felt intense pain, first diagnosed as hemorrhoids, then advanced skin cancer. Rich describes a grueling cancer journey that went on for months, leaving him physically broken and "wishing God to take me now." 29 years later, he runs a successful video/webcasting business, though he is plagued by cancer treatment pain.

New CD Touts the Healing Power of Music

Crazy excited to announce that For Grace spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint has recorded her second CD as a follow-up to WonderCrazy was completed over a  seven year period, during which time she was challenged by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, familial trauma, a broken elbow and, most recently, a breast cancer diagnosis (she is now cancer free.)  This effort is a testament to the healing power of music, and Toussaint has dedicated Crazy to “Women In Pain Who Know They’re Not.” The message of the project is that one should follow their passions as a sure path to better health and wellness. For a complimentary listening  of the nine-song collection or to purchase the CD with a suggested donation, please link here. To read the press release, please link here.

Trauma Leading to Illness Explored

For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint joins host Janet Gallin on her LoveLettersLive podacast! Together they discuss trauma (generational, in-utero, childhood and ongoing), and how it often leads to devastating disease and illness later in life. Cynthia shares how her trauma came in many forms, beginning long before she was born, the damage it did and positive steps to healing. Listen to this fascinating conversation about the roots of chronic pain, cancer and much more...

Trauma and the Power of Narrative Therapy

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, May 25th at 1pm PST, Cynthia and John will talk with You Don't Have to Be Everything author and woman in pain Diana Whitney about trauma experienced by young women - and how sexual assault as well as inherited trauma impacted her early life and beyond. Diana will also tout the power of writing as a cathartic healer for trauma-induced pain and depression. Looking forward to an insightful discussion...

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