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The Power of Perception

The Power of Perception

We like to think we’re on top of our perceptive abilities, but are they all they can be? Can we improve them to help us more effectively create the reality we experience? Find out more by reading Supercharging the Power of Perception, my latest FengSHe post, available by clicking here. An exciting change is coming to FengSHe in the near future, too, when the site adopts its new name, Master Heart Magazine. To find out more about the organization that inspired this change, click here ...
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Hopes and Fears

Hopes and Fears

Hopes and fears — two staples behind the beliefs driving our existence. They also provide the basis of the narrative of a new movie blockbuster. Read more about it in Hopes, fears probed in ‘The Hunger Games’, my latest VividLife post, available by clicking here. And to find out more about the movie, click here ...
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Pregnant with Possibilities

Pregnant with Possibilities

Spring has sprung, a time of new beginnings. Make the most of it by reading Rebirth and the Pregnancy of Possibilities, my latest post at www.FengSHe.org ...
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'Game Change' Probes Rogue Intents

‘Game Change’ Probes Rogue Intents

“Game Change” (2012, TV). Cast: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Peter MacNicol, Jamey Sheridan, Sarah Paulson, David Barry Gray, Austin Pendleton, Alex Hyde-White. Director: Jay Roach. Teleplay: Danny Strong. Book: Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. http://www.hbo.com/movies/game-change/ Creating a reality that lives up to our hopes and expectations starts with the formation of beliefs and intents that honor those hopes and expectations with honesty and integrity. However, when we allow those reality-generating elements to go astray, we can set ourselves up for disappointment and disillusionment. Such was apparently the case with the 2008 Republican presidential campaign, as portrayed in the new made-for-cable docudrama, “Game Change,” now airing on HBO. When Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (Ed Harris) ran for president in 2008, he faced an uphill battle against his opponent, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). In the runup to the election, the young, articulate, charismatic Obama held moderate to sizable leads over the aging McCain in almost every demographic category of likely voters, and the Arizona senator was staring at certain defeat unless he took drastic steps to reinvigorate his campaign. McCain and his strategists decided that ...
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How'd I Do?

How’d I Do?

Several weeks ago, I posted a blog about what to expect out of this year’s Oscars, including my projected winners and my picks on who I thought deserved to win. So how’d I do? Here’s a wrap-up. I correctly picked the winners of best picture (“The Artist”), best director (Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”), best supporting actor (Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”) and actress (Octavia Spencer, “The Help”), best original screenplay (Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”), and best foreign language film (“A Separation”). I also correctly picked the winner for best original song (no one cares, and the Oscar broadcast’s lampooning presentation of the award, I believe, says it all). And my misses? I didn’t pick the winner in the best actress category (Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”), although I did say that I thought she deserved to win, so I’ll take half-credit on that one. In the best actor category, I saw the contest as a race between George Clooney (“The Descendants”) and Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), with Clooney as the winner, although the Academy apparently believed otherwise, choosing Dujardin. And, in the best adapted screenplay category, I incorrectly picked “Moneyball” over the eventual winner, “The Descendants,” an outcome that, in hindsight, ...
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The Heart of the Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Heart of the Matter

Think you’ve got the answer you’re looking for about a particular dilemma? Are you sure? Maybe you need to go deeper than you thought. Find out more about this in my latest FengShe post, Getting to the Heart of the Heart of the Matter, now available by clicking here ...
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