life coaching, group classes, & retreats providing
Care for the Wild Soul
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
If you’ve landed at this website, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced a call from your Deepest Self
or from Life - to seek a new adventure, to make a big change, to follow a curiosity, to locate your own unique path,
to become your fullest, most authentic self. What you might be seeking now is support along the way -
support with mapmaking, outfitting, getting in shape for, and navigating the path ahead.
Through Earth•Story•Spirit, I provide support for your journey.
I believe that an investment in your relationships with the Earth, with Story, and with Spirit
will provide the clarity, direction, and sustenance you need to create and live your best life.
Nurturing connection to Earth promotes strong presence within our own bodies, grounding in place(s), & full participation in our lives. A deep connection to the Earth & a practice of living in harmony with the seasons calm & de-stress our bodies. When we are present and grounded, we listen to, and care for, what poet Mary Oliver calls the “soft animal of our body.”
Our most authentic self is inspired to flourish.
Nurturing connection to Story puts us in touch with the wild and transformational world of meaning-making through narrative. True agency & power come from owning our stories, both those past & those yet to be told. Imagination is our most powerful asset in both story-making & in journey-taking (which are, in essence, the same thing). As Mark Twain has said, “you can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
Nurturing connection to Spirit consists of allowing space for awe, wonder, possibility, & the “inter-being” of all that is. It requires active participation in living as part of a greater whole, in honing connection, compassion, community. It also demands an acceptance of mystery, a willingness, as Rilke has said, “to live the questions.”
I am here to help you plot a course worthy of your deepest longings, to fuel your way with a
strong imagination, to hone the skills you need to craft a beautiful life -
all from a strong grounding in Earth, Story, and Spirit.
Dare the journey
Life Coaching, Classes, & Retreats
I’m Tracey Parker Kindall.
I’m a coach, teacher, scholar, and story curator.
I started Earth•Story•Spirit in 2019 to help women connect with their wildest, most authentic selves in order to lead beautiful meaning-filled lives. Through E•S•S, I offer life coaching, group classes, & retreats.
I also teach history at McCall's private and internationally accredited North Fork School and teach mythology classes at Boise State University’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning. My work is influenced by my background, which includes a lifelong passion for story, 25 years of service in the non-profit sector developing research-based programs, 13 years of homeschooling, a BS degree in Biology and MS degree in Folklore Studies, training as a RYT500 yoga instructor, over 15 years teaching people of all ages and abilities, AND travel, parenting, living within a family of enthusiasts, and a variety of other adventures, mishaps, triumphs, and tragedies.
Earth, Story, and Spirit are the "three graces" that
have sustained and nourished my own journey.
I live with my human, furred, avian, and botanical family
in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. Thank you for visiting!
classes & events
Upcoming 2022 Classes:
a 9-month program available . . .
in McCall, second Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
July 2022-March 2023
in Boise, second Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm
July 2022-March 2023
on ZOOM, first Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 MST
September 2022-May 2023
to inquire about
PERSONAL LIFE COACHING
grounded in Earth, Story, & Spirit,
Upcoming Retreats & Events:
Caring for the Wild Feminine 2023
an Earth•Story•Spirit retreat
at Mavens’ Haven Retreat Center
Friday, May 19 through Monday, May 22
(registration not open yet - but mark your calendars)
"Tell me, what is it you plan
to do with your one
wild and precious life?"
~ Mary Oliver
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit"
~ e.e. cummings
"You have influenced my
life in such a positive way,
to look at the world with
more color and vibrancy.
I am so glad to have you
as one of my teachers."
"Best. Course. Ever!"
Thank you for being
you and shining your
wonderful light into this
Wonderful, erudite and
amazing instructor. I
would take any class
"You are a master
storyteller and your
ability to weave a
beautiful narrative into
class is always creative
and refreshing but also
always to the point."
"Your calm grounded
energy is so comforting
and soothing. Thank you
for this gift of peace."