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FRIDAY, January 7, 2011

Putting your best face forward

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Author Jean Haner has never met a face she didn't love.

"Every feature in your face has a message for you about what you really are inside, what you need to be happy in life," Jean said.

Jean practices the ancient Chinese art of face reading.

"Actually, Chinese face reading is an ancient branch of Chinese medicine. Thousands of years ago, face readers in China were the original personal coaches and therapists. They were the ones that we went to for help with romance, money and career path," Jean said.

Jean has written two books on the subject. Her most recent addresses reading your child's face. So we invited Heather Lucas, who is married to our own Jeff Zevely, to bring her 3 1/2-year-old daughter Addison in for a reading.

"You have the best eyebrows and one of the things that eyebrows represent is our ability to be assertive, our ability to think logically," Jean said. "(Addison's) first thought will be how can I help you? What can I do for you?"

News 8's Sara Sellars, who's marred to director Matt Sellars, brought her son Sam in for a face-to-face.

"One of the things I see right off the bat is that gorgeous forehead," Jean said. "Sometimes they say that people like this are highly intuitive, even psychic.

"This is also the sign of a child with very deep feelings, so he may have more emotional depth than some other kids his age," Jean said.

We also brought in a couple of familiar faces to be read, like News 8's Phil Blauer.

"You have what we in the west call crow's feet. In Chinese face reading we call them joy lines," Jean told Phil. "The Chinese say it's the sign of an open heart, someone who's very available to be kind and affectionate."

Finally, our Dan Cohen faced facts about the facts of his face.

"You have a classic face. In Chinese face reading, that's very similar to what they call the 'king's face'. A driving force for your life is to see what's wrong in the world and create positive change," Jean told Dan.

In children, Jean Haner sees the face of innocence. In adults, she's had to lean to read between the lines.

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