Dear friends of Inner Ocean, Her name is Sparkle, she is a pit bull mix and we rescued her 4 years ago from a kill-shelter in Arkansas. When shearrived, she was a hot mess. She had heart worms, staph infection all over her body, she had parasites, a limp, a half broken tail, 4 broken teeth … Continue reading For the Love of Sparkle: How Yet Another Rescued Pit Bull Stole This Healer’s Heart
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 … Continue reading Global Citizenship = Global Compassion
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 … Continue reading Go Get Your Stick!
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 … Continue reading Learning to Breathe, Learning to Heal