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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Our Nepal Health Trek Journey 2017

Meet Anshu. Anshu is a young Nepali girl from the village of Gati who I met and fell completely in love with last year. She lost her dad in the 2015 earthquake after their house collapsed. This left her mother with no income and so she went to go find work in Kathmandu two years […]

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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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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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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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Heavy Heart on Horseback: My Pilgrimage Through Mustang

Mustang lies in the north-central part of Nepal, bordering Tibet (now sadly referred to as China). The Kingdom of Mustang​ in Nepal​​, despite the connotation,​ has nothing to do with mustangs​!​ ​Mustangs are in fact, truly American, feral horses. But that is not to say​ the people of Mustang aren’t horse-people, because th​at is precisely […]

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