Interview by Emma Sartwell August 1-7, 2019, Mindi Counts, founder of Inner Ocean Empowerment Project, and Katie Asmus, founder of the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute, will lead an intimate group of non-binary and women-identified seekers on the Wild Women’s Quest: a time of journey and self-reflection in wilderness space outside Boulder, CO. I interviewed Mindi … Continue reading Rites of Passage: IOEP’s Founder on Finding Her Purpose and Starting a Nonprofit
A young, short-haired girl from India came walking shyly and alone into our trauma healing clinic at a rehabilitation center for girls who have been sex trafficked in New Delhi, February 2014. She held onto the swinging door of the clinic and only allowed one foot to trickle just past the door. She kept her … Continue reading Healing Trauma
Hello there! We hope this blog finds you well and enjoying some festive Autumn celebrations! We are here in Nepal hosting Health Clinics in one of the most devastated regions: Sindupalchok. This is a village we have worked extensively in since the earthquake in 2015. As promised, we took a short video clip of a … Continue reading A Sneak Peek of our Health Trek Clinics in Nepal
Hi Friends! Inner Ocean is privileged to count you among our supporters. You make our work possible. I’m excited to tell you that we have an opportunity to gather twice the support for our mission and those we serve. Three donors have offered us a matching gift of $10,000 if we can raise that amount … Continue reading Our First Ever MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE!
Exciting News! About a year ago, Inner Ocean was asked to contribute to a book on Trauma and Holistic Medicine for healthcare workers who work in this specific field. We were asked not only because of our international work with victims of sex-trafficking, but also because of our work in disaster relief, with veterans, with people … Continue reading Trauma and Holistic Medicine, Our First Published Piece!
(This post originally went out on September 17, 2016) Hi Friends, Been hearing lots about the DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline? Yea we have, too. It’s not just about protecting the burial grounds, drinking water, or sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe we’ve learned, this is more about finding another way to do energy … Continue reading Children Don’t Drink Oil, Right? Then No DAPL!
We are finally back from the remote villages and into the land of wifi (at least momentarily, hah) during out month-long service trip in honor of the Nepal Earthquake. We are wrapping up nearly a month in Nepal! Below are just a few photos from our trip with captions to help bring you along. All … Continue reading Updates from Nepal Earthquake Relief and Health Camps 2016
Join us for a dinner fundraiser before we embark on our Nepal Earthquake Relief trip! We will be raising supplies and funds to help support the rebuild of a Nepali community health clinic in Mandra. Check out our Nepal Supply List to see if you might have some things lying around that would support these communities in … Continue reading Boulder Fundraiser for Nepal Health Camp
Dear Inner Ocean community, I don’t know about you but ever since hearing about the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting, my heart has been heavy. I was shocked, saddened, and wanted to find a way to support and comfort this community that has been so traumatized. It’s true, women’s healthcare is a battlefield – and yes, … Continue reading Today I’m Driving Towards The Shooting
… I have been putting off the writing of this next blog post. I find myself wanting to write about the wild, foreign-ness that is India and fill you up with the details of my life here. I have even started a few posts similar to the last one with stories about how the tea … Continue reading Being Here Now: Lesson One from Aashray