Rites of Passage: IOEP’s Founder on Finding Her Purpose and Starting a Nonprofit

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 […]

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Healing Trauma

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 […]

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A Sneak Peek of our Health Trek Clinics in Nepal

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 […]

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Our First Ever MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE!

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 […]

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Trauma and Holistic Medicine, Our First Published Piece!

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 […]

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Boulder Fundraiser for Nepal Health Camp

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 […]

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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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Service as a State of Mind

We live in an age where we have the opportunity to know what’s going on, not only in our communities or the cities where we live, but all around the world. We know when there are disasters taking place, human rights violations happening, or where there is political unrest or species nearing extinction – not […]

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Back to Nepal Amidst Risk

Dearest IOEP Community, I can’t believe it but it has been MONTHS since I’ve written. Partly it’s just been busy-ness. Life has this incredible way of filling up. Clients having babies, my own four-legged girls and their various needs, and just staying on the up and up with all of life! It can be SO […]

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