About me …

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My name is Dr. Tracy Marrs. Among other things, I am a mom, a researcher, an educator, and a writer. I received my doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in September 2021 after 8 long years in the myth program. My dissertation is titled “Transformational Literacy in Education.”

My family and I live in the mountains and enjoy the small town atmosphere of mountain life.

Currently, I do mentorship, tutoring, subbing, remodeling, and hold workshops on myths for every day life. I also research and write, paint, and I really want to try to learn to play guitar again – third times a charm.

My past work experiences include photo editing at The Press Enterprise, teaching junior high and high school students at Noli Indian School, and at San Bernardino Valley College teaching students how to read at a college level. I’ve also taught education courses at University of Redlands and sub for Fallsvale Elementary. Reading is my passion, but education is my calling. Even when I don’t mean to, I end up sounding like a teacher.

The goal for my dissertation was to create a curriculum that would teach college students how to read more meaningfully to increase reading comprehension and also to improve their personal academic skills for success in college.

A few years ago, I began a little side project called Storytellers Retreats. In September 2016, I hosted a retreat at Camp de Benneville with my friends, Sally June, Kathy Jaffe, and Julia Sophia Paegle. Since then, I held a couple of day workshops, one with the Storytellers group and one solo, but due to dissertation studies and personal life craziness – the Storytellers has mostly fizzled out. It stayed alive through the years through our social media connection and we hosted our “come back workshop” five years and one day after our last workshop together. This “come back workshop” made me realize how much I missed this and I began hosting local myth talks to get more interest in mythology. The plan is to continue the talks, build some workshops, and host a retreat again. (It was a major life experience and something I’d like to do even better to reach more people. I believe stories are key to life – stories teach us how to make meaning from experience and connect us to each other, to nature, and to the inner voice that is your own.

It hasn’t always been easy, but I love the life I live and especially the people in it.

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You can also find me on facebook – Tracy Marrs and Storytellers Retreats 🙂

My son is on YouTube – Steven and Levi (I just wanted to mention his site).

2 thoughts on “About me …

  1. Just found your lovely blog. Is there a sign up form to be on your mailing list that I missed?
    Remind me to connect you with my dear friend and fellow Pacifica graduate, Ann Buxie, who like you started a storytelling group. Hers is called’ Tales By The Sea’ in Malibu. Have you heard of it?
    Xo Thea

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  2. Hey Thea – I thought there was a ‘Follow’ button but not sure :/ I’ll look into it.
    Haven’t heard about Ann’s group but it sounds very interesting. Wishing you the best.
    XOXO 🙂
    Tracy

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