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
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 … Continue reading Healing Trauma
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 … Continue reading Our Nepal Health Trek Journey 2017
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 … Continue reading A Sneak Peek of our Health Trek Clinics in Nepal
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 … Continue reading Our First Ever MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE!
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 … Continue reading Trauma and Holistic Medicine, Our First Published Piece!
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 … Continue reading Boulder Fundraiser for Nepal Health Camp
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
Dear Inner Ocean community, I don’t know about you but ever since hearing about the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting, my heart has been heavy. I was shocked, saddened, and wanted to find a way to support and comfort this community that has been so traumatized. It’s true, women’s healthcare is a battlefield – and yes, … Continue reading Today I’m Driving Towards The Shooting
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