Global Citizenship = Global Compassion

One of the biggest and most compassionate questions we get asked about the work that we do here at Inner Ocean is, “Why do you choose to help so many people over there when our people here still need help?” It is a great question. And it gives us the opportunity to speak about something […]

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Go Get Your Stick!

In honor of my dad, Cecil Riffe Counts, Jr. aka “Chip” born September 25, 1956, died January 11, 1992 and in honor of Orion, aka “Squirt” born January 11, 2002, died December 6, 2013. … I was a tall, blonde, 17 year old living a block from Broad and Belvedere in Richmond, Virginia (on the […]

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Learning to Breathe, Learning to Heal

Stress…..we are oh so familiar with this. Most of us live with an elevated baseline of stress and as life happens, our stress levels go up from there. When we are stressed, we have activated our sympathetic nervous system. This is the part of our nervous system that is ready for fight or flight at […]

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