Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.
Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with Consume Review Repeat. Whether the topic is as serious as the impacts of anxiety or as silly as the best iced coffees around, Eric strives to keep his writing sharp, engaging and enlightening.
Eric loves his daughters, indie rock music and all things zombies. Read more about Eric and his writing on his website.
The holidays with fibromyalgia can be a stressful time. Here are a few ways to enjoy your holidays by setting realistic goals and looking for the positives.
Fibromyalgia stigma is a strong force. Put simply, stigma is a negative and invalid label put on a person or group of people based on a trait they possess.
Receiving a fibromyalgia diagnosis is a difficult thing to cope with. Dina and Hilory share their stories and Eric offer's his tips for coping.
Being a fibro advocate represents a task that is the perfect balance of selfishness and selflessness. Everyone wins! Do you want to become an advocate?
Is it possible to relax despite fibromyalgia? Work on stress relief and reduction in order to find state of mind where you can finally relax.
Fibromyalgia and loneliness often go hand-in-hand due to sufferers isolating themselves from the outside world to avoid physical and emotional pain.
People with fibro are not the only ones suffering. Counselor Eric and fibro sufferer Adriel discuss how fibromyalgia affects your family.
If you have yourself convinced goal setting with a chronic illness is a waste of time, think again. Learn how and why to set goals with fibromyalgia.
Maintaining your self-esteem with fibromyalgia can be tough, but it is possible to push back and reclaim your confidence.
The link between fibromyalgia and suicide is stronger than you may think. The question is, what can you do to avoid the situation and stay optimistic?