“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 engage in a life 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 supports strong rootedness within our own bodies, within place(s), with our dearest companions. It helps us listen to and care for what poet Mary Oliver calls the “soft animal of our body.” It inspires our most authentic self to flourish.
Nurturing connection to Story puts us in touch with the wild and transformational world of meaning-making through narrative. True agency and power come from owning our stories, both those past and those yet to be told. Imagination is our most powerful fuel 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 making space for awe, wonder, possibility, and 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
Offering Life Coaching, Classes, & Retreats for Women of all ages
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:
Unleash Your Imagination & Transform Your Life
6 sessions - ZOOM only
Sunday mornings 10:00am-12:00pm
February 13 thru March 20
Beyond the Hero's Journey
at Boise State University
4 sessions - Mondays 1:30-3:30
April 25 & May 2, 9, 16
Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning
find out more and register here:
Upcoming Retreats & Events:
Living in Harmony with the Seasons
1-day Workshops in McCall, Idaho
CUB 114 N. Third St.
Saturdays, 9:00am to 2:00pm
Preparing for Spring, Feb 26
Preparing for Summer, June 4
Caring for the Wild Feminine
an Earth•Story•Spirit retreat
at Mavens’ Haven Retreat Center
Friday, May 20 through Monday, May 23
to inquire about
PERSONAL LIFE COACHING PKGS
grounded in Earth, Story, & Spirit,
"Tell me, what is it you plan
to do with your one
wild and precious life?"
~ Mary Oliver
"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."