Articles Written By: Cynthia Toussaint, Guest Columnist

This author has written 34 articles
Doing Harm: Damn Right

Doing Harm: Damn Right

I’m three-quarters through Maya Dusenbery’s phenomenal Doing Harm, and it’s by far the best book about healthcare I’ve ever read. I’m lapping up every right-on-the-money…
From Pain to Purpose

From Pain to Purpose

By Cynthia Toussaint. A few years ago I decided to stop looking for happiness. I hadn’t felt that oh-so familiar, pre-pain companion since becoming ill…
My Story: Painfully Lonely

My Story: Painfully Lonely

By Cynthia Toussaint. Lately I’ve been reading reports about how loneliness fits hand-in-glove with high-impact chronic illness and pain. In fact, I’ve learned that the…
The Premonition of Pain

The Premonition of Pain

By Cynthia Toussaint. With integrative care, we rightfully examine the potent mind-body connection. But that connection is considered only after we have chronic illness and…
Don’t Be Afraid to Scream

Don’t Be Afraid to Scream

By Cynthia Toussaint. In October I lost the man who, next to John, was the most important male figure in my life. In fact, Dick…
With Pain Care, #MeToo

With Pain Care, #MeToo

By Cynthia Toussaint. The #MeToo movement, where women are speaking out about being sexually assaulted and harassed, first reminded me of nearly being raped when…
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