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The Cat

There’s a hidden trail near my house in San Diego, that feels very remote and peaceful even though it’s right in the middle of town.

It’s a narrow path, with a high bluff on one side and a steep canyon on the other. Once you’re on it, all you can hear is the crunch of your feet on the ground.

And once you’re on it, you either complete the walk or you turn around and go back out. It’s about 3 miles from beginning to end and there are no exits along the way.

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“Beautiful Old People are Works of Art”

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Click here to a fascinating study of how faces aged.

These faces are still all loveable, but in many, you can see the results of a lifetime of being locked into repeating patterns of thought and feeling…

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You’ll Never Be Bored Again!

When someone asks me where I live, I often say, “On an airplane.” And it’s only half-jokingly – I spend a lot of time in the air and in airports, on my way to teach a workshop or do consultations.

But here’s the thing – when you know face reading, the airport is a fascinating place to be! Every face tells a story about who that person really is inside, what their life has been like, and what your experience with them will be.

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You Mean I’m Supposed to Be Like This!

When I teach professional trainings for people to coach and consult using this work, I always do in-depth demonstrations of readings while the students observe.

It’s always everyone’s favorite part of the workshop because they get to watch, live and in person, the process of someone discovering for the very first time how deeply they can be recognized and understood. It’s often quite a holy moment.

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Reading Barack Obama’s Face

I read President Obama’s face during the 2008 campaign and saw many qualities that I’ve since seen demonstrated during his presidency. But I also noticed a few characteristics that could cause people to have misperceptions about what to expect from him, and I’ve seen these come true as well.

I’ll discuss these below, as well as two other important things: 1) A change to his face that I’ve noticed since he became president; and 2) What he needs in order to get elected.

Before I get into the details, I need to make sure you understand my approach: The evaluation I’m doing of each candidate is objective, simply based on what face reading says about their personal characteristics. There is no veiled effort here to push any agenda or make negative or positive judgments. Continue reading

Reading Joe Biden’s Face

So now I’ll turn to looking at the faces of the Democratic candidates! I’ll start with Vice President Joe Biden.

As I stated in the two previous articles about Ryan and Romney, I’m reading these faces objectively, conveying what face reading says about their personal characteristics. There is no veiled effort here to push any agenda or make negative or positive judgments.

Chinese face reading is an ancient branch of Chinese medicine, and is thousands of years old. Basically, it’s a science about recognizing patterns. There are patterns in your face – for example, the size and shape of your features, and any wrinkles or markings that develop; complex details that can be read to reveal the deeper pattern of who you are inside. Continue reading

Reading Mitt Romney’s Face

Following on the reading for Paul Ryan below, now let’s take a look at Mitt Romney’s face!

Please know that when I do a face reading for a politician, I need to set any of my personal views aside, and neutrally and objectively communicate the facts of what I see. So there is no veiled effort here to push any agenda or make negative or positive judgments. I am simply reading the information presented on his face.

And just to make sure this is clear – Chinese face reading is an ancient branch of Chinese medicine, and is thousands of years old. Basically, it’s a science about recognizing patterns. There are patterns in your face – the size and shape of your features, any wrinkles or markings that develop; all these characteristics combine to reveal a deeper pattern of who you are inside. Continue reading

Reading Paul Ryan’s Face


I’ve just sped through a nonstop teaching schedule for the first part of the year, followed immediately by plunging into writing my next book. Huff puff. But now, 67,913 words have sailed off to my editor and I have time to come up for air!

The news is full of politics, and if you’re not yet feeling tired of all the posturing and manipulation, I admire your patience. While I’m not naturally interested in debating about the different candidates, at election time I’m always inundated with requests to read the candidates’ faces, and in fact, it can be pretty fascinating to see who they really are inside.

Since Paul Ryan has just been announced as Romney’s vice presidential running mate, I’ll start with this fresh news and write about the other faces in the race in the coming days. Continue reading

Why Newt is Speeding Past Mitt….Could it be His Face?

Now that Herman Cain has dropped out of the 2012 presidential race, the news is full of surprised commentary about how quickly support is turning to Newt Gingrich rather than the assumed frontrunner, Mitt Romney.

But if you know face reading, you may not be so surprised. The reasons may be written in their faces. Continue reading

Your Four Gates

I just spoke with a woman who said as soon as she turned 50 her life seemed to have taken an emotional downturn, and she asked me if the reason could be read on her face.  Continue reading