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Important Petition Requires Your Immediate Attention

The abduction of Sean Goldman happened 4 years ago but his father, David Goldman has not given up on his son. He wants him back and he needs our help. For more information about this case, please visit his website Bring Sean Home. Check out these videos below. And if you’re like me, prepare to cry. This is a tragic story and desperately needs media attention and help from the US government. Please help this father get his son back by signing the petition.

Add your name to this petition and help bring Sean home where he belongs!
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Tribute to Lilly Aramburo

There’s never a day where thoughts of Lilly are far away. Listened to some of her favorite songs by the Magnetic Fields today… Somehow makes me feel better when I’m down. I remember the times we sat in my car as I drove her home, listening to music. She loved music. I could see her sitting next to me, smiling. As a tribute to Lilly’s loving memory, here are a few of her favorite songs. The ones I listen to and reminisce…

The Magnetic Fields – All My Little Words

The Magnetic Fields – The One You Really Love

Sublime – Waiting For my Ruca

RIP Lilly Aramburo. Justice will be done. Words can’t describe how much we love you and miss you! xoxo


Prayers for Missing Mother Lilly Aramburo

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr

I spent the day yesterday with my favorite boy in the world…Lilly Aramburo’s 2 year old son, Palden:-) Lilly’s mother, Lucely, invited me over to their new place, along with a few of Lilly’s old friends from school. I had a lovely time. It was amazing to see how much her little boy has learned to talk. He took me by the hand and showed me his room and all his toys. He walked me over to a chest, lifted the top and showed me what was inside…Lilly’s boots and shoes…and he said “gone…gone”. He broke my heart in two. Although, he was a baby when he last saw his mother, Lilly, (it seems to me) her memory is still very much alive in his mind.

The following prayer is dedicated to Lilly and all missing loved ones. May they be in peace, free from all harm and suffering. May they be found and may justice prevail.

Prayer to Find What Is Lost
St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we must continue in our loss, pray that we may be given Christ’s comfort and peace.



Domestic Violence Awareness and Twitter

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As an ode to Lilly, I’ve been using Twitter to highlight the issue. You too can take a stand and Share Your Voice with America. If you’re a blogger, blog about it, educate your readers. Make a statement that stopping domestic violence should be a community priority. Raising awareness is not brain surgery, anyone can do it. If you use Twitter, you can follow @yogini to receive my updates. Also, please consider joining the Million Voices Campaign, the campaign to end domestic violence through the National Domestic Violence Hotline. And please follow them on Twitter @MillionVoices

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior designed to exert power and control over a person in an intimate relationship through the use of intimidating, threatening, harmful, or harassing behavior. Including, multiple forms of physical abuse, sexual, and emotional or psychological abuse. Domestic violence is a crime. It affects everyone, our families, communities and our workplaces. Yet violence against women is often ignored and rarely punished.

The statistics of domestic violence are staggering! According to the U.S. Justice Department, one in four American women have experienced domestic violence directly, and more than half of all Americans (56 percent) say they have at least one friend, relative or co-worker whom they know has been involved in domestic violence. On average, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day. Women are much more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner.

Domestic abuse may escalate from threats and verbal abuse to violence and murder. Injuries & death are the ultimate consequence but the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic violence can also leave lasting scars. No one should have to live with this kind of suffering.

If you’re a victim of domestic violence, there is help. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Trained advocates are available 24 hours a day/365 days a year. They can refer you to resources available in your area.

The hotline was established in 1996 as a component to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress. VAWA was drafted by Senator Joseph Biden with support from a number of advocacy organizations. There is a safe way out. Start by calling the hotline. It may be a start to a new life, without violence. If you are living with your abusive partner, you should have a safety plan in place.

Where to go for Help:

If you are in immediate danger or have been hurt, call 911. Remember, domestic violence, any kind of physical assault or abuse is a crime. Police are required to

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

Nationwide Directory of domestic violence shelters

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Find local support, shelter from domestic violence, or free/low-cost legal services.

In closing, here’s a poem written by Lilly in 2006 when she was pregnant and spending time with my family at our Miami Beach apartment. Lilly, there’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think about you and miss you!

in the distance, beneath my mind,
I felt things like cold hands and teeth chattering.
I could barely make out its sounds
but it soothed me somehow,
it was light and translucent.

and Sometimes,
as I slept,
I felt a horrible black ghost pushing down on my chest,
It violated me.
and it told me things.

I have never been the same!

and sometimes,
I dream of flat green prairies that stretch out for days
and crash into the violet lining of the sky in a perfect display of interdependence.

and sometimes,
when I go to sleep at night,
I feel the warmth of womb
and the beating of a heart inside of me, and feel at peace.


Help for Missing Person Cases Ignored by Media

Can you feel the buzz of excitement in the air? (No, I’m not referring to the possibility of Barack Obama taking the White House in November!)
All the elements in the universe are coming together perfectly to create a meaningful resource and advocacy for victims, their families and lovers of truth and justice everywhere…in the form of Justice Interrupted Crime Radio Network. A threesome made up of Susan Murphy-Milano, Stacy Dittrich, and Robin Sax. These women offer insight in the criminal justice and victims advocacy field.

Be sure to mark your calenders for the premiere show coming to you live – Tuesday, September 2, 2008. The show will highlight the Case of Rachel Conger, (pictured above) a mother who vanished March of 2008. Rachel was trying to leave her abusive husband. He abducted her March 13, 2008. His body was found 3 days later with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The case of missing Miami mother, my friend, Lilly Aramburo, (pictured with her baby) will also be discussed. Along with the wife of a Law Enforcement Officer who lives in constant fear for her life. She will share her story and safety concerns.

Radio Show Premiere
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Time: 7 PM /PST 9 PM /CST 10 PM/EST
Call -In Number to the Show: 914-338-0663

Radio Show Link-

I made a HUGE mistake about Justice Interrupted and Susan Murphy-Milano. I would not recommend anyone needing help to go to them. I learned a very valuable lesson for trusting Susan Murphy-Milano, the hard way. Please see the following post for more info: Sincerest Apology to Christen Pacheco