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Julie Francis

"To see that nothing is as it seems...nor is it otherwise."

Swadlincote, Non-us, United Kingdom
married, 2 children
Speaks: English, French
Joined Apr 4, 2005

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I care about a great many things...the planet, my family, kindness and love. I've left a few photos here to give you some idea about those things...some are of Dzogchen Beara- a wonderful Buddhist retreat in the west of Ireland- and some are of my wedding  in 2003 to Gordon, the love of my lives, who lost his fight against lung cancer in June, 2007 two and a half years after his diagnosis. The Spiritual Care Centre being built in Ireland was very important to on the YouTube clip to the right to see him speak about it.

He also made a TV programme "Three Minute Wonder" for Channel 4 which was filmed going to Dzogchen Beara...catch it at:

This is a troublesome time for all of us but with humour and compassion we can get through most of what life and the universe deals out to us!

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Joined Apr 4, 2005 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Amnesty International, Greenpeace
Hometown Cheadle 
Homepage http://www.cancerwife.blogspot,com  
Birthday Sept 15  
Languages English, French  
About Me I love to laugh at the absurdities of life and enjoy exploring the mysteries of this incredible existence
  Introduce yourself to Julie
Pets 3 dogs and 3 cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Catholic but respect others beliefs  
Eating Habits TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY, Chocolate - Lots of it, Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me I used to want to be a mistletoe farmer in France...
My Philosophy Be kind
What Gives Me Hope The teachings and life of the Dalai Lama
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make chocolate a slimming aid!
What/who changed my life and why My husband
he showed me what happiness is.
What Bugs Me abusive people  
Passions love, water, spirituality, my husband  
Inspirations blue skies, nature, the sun coming up, the sound of the ocean  
What Scares Me Losing the ones I love  
Role Models my husband, Anyone who knows how to laugh and love  
Quotation In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer...Albert Camus
Interests Holistic Health, Spirituality/Philosophy, Meditation, Mind/Body/Spirit, Biodiversity, Music, Native American Products, Physics  
Books Almost anything worth reading  
Music Led Zep, Santana, my husband's stuff  
Movies Spirit of Tibet, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop, Kundun, Harold & Maude  
TV Shows Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer  
Favorite Foods Biriani, pizza  
Favorite Places Ireland, St Ives, Glastonbury, Brighton  
Can't Live Without My husband, travel, chocolate  
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    Sep 10, 2012 3:51 AM

    Vyjayanti G. (1164)
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    Have a fun-filled birthday my dear friend May all your birthday wishes come true..
    Sep 14, 2011 10:00 AM

    Vyjayanti G. (1164)

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    May all your birthday wishes come true..

    Dec 24, 2009 3:46 AM

    Fran F. (9)

    I discovered that I'm still on Care2 and it makes me feel good cause I want to help make a difference in this life!!! I love you very much xxxx

    Sep 19, 2009 3:09 AM

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    Sep 18, 2009 9:13 PM

    RosemaryRannes H. (650)
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    May your Birthday sunrise & sunset be as special as you are Julie
      Happiest of Birthday's and may all your hopes & dreams
             be fulfilled & all your wishes come true

    Sep 11, 2009 7:28 PM

    Betty V. (131)

    Dear Julie:

    God bless you and have a wonderful Bday!,

    Your Friend,

    Jan 6, 2009 2:46 PM

    RosemaryRannes H. (650)

     Om Bekanz Bekanz Maha Bekanz Ratka Samugati Soha
    Sep 21, 2008 2:34 PM

    Betty V. (131)

    Dear Julie:


    I hope you had a good one!!!!

    Sep 13, 2008 3:14 PM

    Dragonqueen I. (79)

    Free Birthday eCards
    Sep 13, 2008 11:32 AM

    Vyjayanti G. (1164)
    Dearest Julie,

    Sep 9, 2008 10:49 PM

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    Feb 15, 2008 5:47 AM

    Kathleen O. (48)

    Julie, I wish I had a magic potion to heal your hurting heart. Take care of yourself, dear.
    Love & peace, sweetie, from your friend Kathleen

    Dec 12, 2007 11:24 PM

    RosemaryRannes H. (650)
    Juie i read your blog ... so now what... breath by breath , step by step, just be... know that your beloved Gordon is within you, that all your loving moments, everything that is so precious to you that was your life together remains within you... there to stay, entact forever.
    I am so sorry that Gordon has passed on Julie and I want you to know that I do understand the pain you are feeling. Please know that I am here for you my dear friend and soul sister, if ever you should need a friend. Many metta's Julie and prayers for your heart to heal so that you will be able to celebrate Life once again. OM BEKANZ BEKANZ MAHA BEKANZ RATA SAMUGATI SOHA.

    Jul 10, 2007 12:06 AM

    Liz s. (76)
    good morning

    Jul 1, 2007 5:01 AM

    Mary E. (780)
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    Much love,

    Jun 30, 2007 3:36 PM

    angela b. (220)

    Dearest Julie, There are not words that I can give to truly comfort you at this sad time, except to say my thoughts are with you and I am here should you need me, with Love and Light Angela,

    Jun 30, 2007 7:35 AM

    Isma k. (563)

    Sending you good thoughts and prayers your way for this special time you are living in.

    Jun 30, 2007 3:52 AM

    Catherine R. (45)

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Julie.  I know there are no words to console you, but please know that there are others out here who will hold you close to our hearts and send prayers and support spiritually.  I pray your sorrow will one day be replaced by loving memories of your husband.

    With deepest condolences,


    May 23, 2007 8:25 PM

    RosemaryRannes H. (650)

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