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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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What day is it? Our first few days in Nepal…

(We hired a local painter to make an Inner Ocean Empowerment Project banner for our Health Camps – this is the banner in it’s creation!) “What day is it?” we keep asking each other. That’s what happens when it takes two days of air travel to arrive at our destination: Kathmandu, Nepal. And just when […]

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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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Children Don’t Drink Oil, Right? Then No DAPL!

(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 […]

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