How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy

Violence, including shootings, terrorism or natural disasters, can overwhelm any of us — and can be especially troubling for kids. Children struggle, as we do, to make sense of it all. Talking to your kids about tragedies can be difficult, but it’s important. Children have limited life experience, and talking to them can help them … Read More

Believers in ‘Lady Luck’ Unhealthier

Are you the captain of your own ship? It seems that people who believe in their own effort to change their lives actually are healthier. And on the flip side, a recent Australian study found people who believe in luck or fate typically have unhealthier lifestyles. Scott Bea, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist, says the unhealthy behaviors may … Read More

Fearing Friday the 13th

Do you dread Friday the 13th? If your answer is “yes,” you’re not alone. Experts say more than 20 million people are afraid of this so-called unlucky day. Scott Bea, PsyD, a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic, says people often try avoiding the day altogether. “People on Friday the 13th, they start avoiding,” Dr. Bea says. … Read More