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Julie D.

"Love, Kindness and Compassion for All Living Things"

El Cajon, CA, USA
female, age 64
divorced, 2 children
Speaks: English/American
Joined Dec 24, 2007

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Joined Dec 24, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Animal Advocates, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Truth, Politics, and Life
Hometown Santa Barbara, California 
Birthday March 15, 1951  
Languages English/American  
About Me Gracefully aging hippie, mother, grandmother, Transcendentalist, teacher, artist, writer, humanitarian, animal lover, nature lover, art lover, emergency healthcare professional, mystic, somewhat eccentric, irreverent, lover of snarky humor
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Pets 1 chicken, 1 dog, 1 cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions Transcendentalism, Taoism, Buddhism, Yoga, Vedanta, Native American, Spiritual Not Religious  
Eating Habits vegetarian, I include fish and dairy  
Wild Fact About Me I love eccentric people
My Philosophy Walk Softly But Carry a Big Stick, which means to me to be gentle and kind as much as it is possible to be, but at the same time to be strong and not accept tyrrany or abuse be it mental, emotional, physical, political, economic, or spiritual.
Also to think for yourself and live your own truth, follow the guidance of your own heart and not blindly accept anything as truth or good or right just because someone else says it's so, God or whatever you call your higher power will always speak to you through your heart and will always guide you to feel what is good and right and true
What Gives Me Hope Hero's such as Paul Watson and the Sea Shepard.
The basic goodness inherent in all people
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Get the money and corruption out of government, stop all wars, make preservation of our environment, great waters and wildlife a top priority along with ending hunger and ensuring the highest quality of education and healthcare for all
What/who changed my life and why The gift of having my children and now grand children has had the greatest impact, but as for movies "The Razors Edge" with Tyrone Power, Clifton Webb and Gene Tierney because it mirrored something in my own psyche about materialism not being a goal, but that spirituality, kindness and being of service in some way was the better goal and way of life. Reading the book "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass as a teenger, it hd profound effect on changing my perspective. Later reading the "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu had an even more profound effect on my consciousness. Also the study of the spiritual side of Yoga and the concept of Ahimsa.
What Bugs Me Destruction of our great waters, Destruction of our earth, Factory Farming, Monsanto and GMO foods, Greed selfishness cruelty, Violence ignorance fanticism, Destruction of wildlife, Apathy / Indifference, corrupt politicians, hunting for sport, rapists and murdere  
Passions Family, friends, loved ones, The infinite beauty of the natural world, love, laughter, herbal and holistic medicine, pets animals wildlife, compassion for all living things, freedom to be myself, classic films of the 20's 30's 40's, Cooking and delicious food, pres  
Inspirations The infinite variety &amp, beauty of nature, Kindness in any form, Paul Watson of the Sea Shepard, Tao Te Ching, Ahimsa, inter species friendships, my children and grand children, grace, Courage and Selflessness, to fulfill my purpose on earth, Well lived lives, the  
What Scares Me Extinction of our Wildlife, Destruction of our planet, Religious extremiism/fanaticism, Greed, Cruelty, War, Corporate/Government Corruption, GMO Food, Fracking, Wall Street, Big Oil, Monsanto, violent and abusive people, apathy ignorance indifference  
Role Models Paul Watson of the Sea Shepard, The Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Sir Richard Burton the author, St. Francis of Assisi, T. E. Lawrence, Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Campbell, Elizabeth Queen of England, Elizabeth Warren, Kwan Yin, Jane Goodall, John Lennon, Mother Teresa  
Quotation There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My heart and my brain are my temples, my religion is very simple, my religion is kindness.

Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it.

All that is needed for evil to prosper is that good people do nothing.
Interests My Children and Grand Children, My Pets, Classic Cars, Literature, History, Ecology, Politics, Cooking, Interior Design, Architecture, wildlife, Mythology / Folklore, photography, Medicine / Health Care, gardening, Holistic Health, aromatherapy, Art of all kinds  
Books Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching, Aurobindo Ghose everything, Carlos Castaneda, Truman Capote Short Stories, Murasaki Shikibu Tale of Genji, Isak Dinesen Everything, Somerset Maugham Short Stories, Anais Nin Diaries  
Music Carlos Nakai, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Loreena McKinnett, 60's, Blues, Opera, Nawang Khechog, Bob Marley, Ricky Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell  
Movies Classic films of the late 20's 30's and  
TV Shows Turner Classic Movies, Antiques Roadshow, Food Network, Documentaries, PBS, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Documentary Films of Ken Burns, Masterpiece Theater  
Favorite Foods Thai, Mexican, Chocolate, Seafood, Great bread, Salads  
Favorite Places Santa Barbara California, Manitou Springs Colorado, Sausilito California, Sante Fe and Taos New Mexico  
Can't Live Without Connectedness to the natural world, Family, Animal friends, Love, Laughter, Freedom, Friends, Chocolate  
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    Good morning Julie.  Thank you so much for the lovely card.  I love fall time too! It is the best time of year and I also await for it to arrive!!  Glad it is finally here. Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday.  Take care....Peace & light.....Patricia

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