LOVE LIFE. LIVE BOLDLY.

Hi,

I’m Sara, a professional coach, wilderness guide, author, TEDx speaker, and an executive producer of a documentary in production.

I’m also a single mom of three sons, an adventurer at heart, and a survivor of multiple traumas. My business and dedication to others’ transformation began after finding my own healing in nature.

Three words have led me to where I am today: Truth. Inspiration. Hope.

Please scroll through this site to find resources and helpful information … reach out and let me know how I can be your guide. No one should feel alone in this world.

I am honored to have you here.

–Sara

WALK THROUGH THIS

Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Traverse the Road to Forgiveness
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5:30 am this morning, I dropped my board on the oc 5:30 am this morning, I dropped my board on the ocean for some nature therapy + zen time. Paddling out, I turned my head for a moment + witnessed the most amazing sight!

God’s hands and Mother Nature’s creative wonder painting an awe-filled sky for those of us on earth.
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All day, I’ve been sending this picture to people + asking, “What do you see?”

The responses are as beautiful as this picture:
“Follow the Light.”
“I see Heaven.”
“The sun shines despite the clouds.”
“Light + vision.”
“In darkness, the sun always rises.”
“There’s healing in trauma.”
“HOPE.”
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So now I ask, “What do YOU see?”

Please tag your friends + share your comments below. We need love + inspiration in this world now more than ever.

All we need to do is look around + within us.
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Sara
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I have often thought about how our lives are the c I have often thought about how our lives are the culmination of not only “our” stories + experiences, but those of “our ancestors.”
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Recently, I was on the phone with my mom (yet again ... :)) talking about world history. She shared with me a story of our long lost relative, one I had never heard. I am respecting her wishes + not giving details, but I wanted to write about this because hearing the story made me understand a little more about myself.
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Here is what I learned (forewarning: it’s heartbreaking.)
During the takeover of Germany, we had a relative who was ordered to shoot + kill an innocent man, but refused. Instead he purposefully shot over the mans head. And because he refused to follow orders he didn’t agree with, he was shot + killed himself.
Sickening.
After hearing this story, I hung up the phone, took a shower + yes, I cried. It made me think about my own life. It makes sense why I am so head strong in my values ... what you see is what you get. It makes sense why I believe in using my voice. It makes sense why I am stubborn in my ways + am devoted for my sons to be leaders in this world. I even thought about forgiveness.
Thank you, my ancestors.
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Let’s go back to what I began this post with: how the stories + experiences of our family members are passed down to us + influence who we become. Via words + in print, their stories, actions, decisions + reactions live within our cells + in our mind, molding us to become who we are in THIS MOMENT. What we DO have is CHOICE to carry forward from our ancestors that which serves us, and to let go of what no longer does.
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This was a conversation with my mom that I won’t ever forget. And because of it, I encourage you to talk with your family members. Try to understand their experiences + stories. Honor your heritage. Learn from your elders. Press record, set down your phone, listen + ask questions. I promise you, it’s NOT time wasted.

It’s so worth it.
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Please share your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to read them!
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And ... have a happy + safe July 4th weekend, friends!
xo
Sara
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“My worthiness + love aren’t tied to another h “My worthiness + love aren’t tied to another human being, nor should they be. However, I value the power of intimacy + conversations within a partner relationship, something my personal life has been void of for far too long. Many times people turn to their daughters, sons, friends, parents, or family members to fill missing parts of their lives. But in a relationship, no one should be responsible for playing a role that isn’t theirs. Your child should never replace your spouse, just as a parent should never replace your partner.”
— excerpt from my book, WALK THROUGH THIS, to be released November 10th.
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Self Love + Self Worth are so important to live a healthy lifestyle! And yet, difficult or toxic relationships can make you question your very existence. I promise you:

You are loved.
You ARE LOVE!
We all simply need to believe in the worthiness of our own beating heart.

Please tag a friend you care about + drop a heart in the comments. Let’s spread Worthiness + Love.
xo
Sara
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I woke at midnight to an email from my literary ag I woke at midnight to an email from my literary agent. After sending her my recent edited manuscript, she wrote me, “I can't stop reading! Your Mom is awesome.”
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This book tenderly holds my last 29 years with truth, inspiration + hope. I was cracked wide open during the last few years, and these pages share my healing journey with love + without judgment.

I honor my mom for teaching me much of what I know today. After my sexual assault + pregnancy at 17, mom was the woman who walked me through my healing.
I honor her.
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So, upon receiving the email, I grabbed my hiking pack at 12:15 am this morning, jumped in my car to drive to a peak, and did what I’ve done for many years. I called + woke her up in Wisconsin to tell her ... someone else besides me thinks she’s pretty awesome. And she deserves to know that.
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We talked while I drove to the mountain. I told her “Mom, you’ve been the glue in this family. Thank you for all you’ve done for me + us.” She replied, “Well, you’re welcome. It was an enlightened moment I had while sitting outside on the deck that gave me courage to guide you.” My mom and me are a lot alike. I feel enlightened in the mountains, when alone. She feels it outside, listening to her cardinals.
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I was supposed to climb the mountain today with friends, but they went to the wrong trailhead. I believe life is happening for me, so when I realized that I’d be climbing alone, I asked for protection from my Grandpa + his Sister (they’re my Guardian Angels) + I set off on the trail. I held mom in my heart while I looked into the stars. I knew she’d be upset if she knew I was hiking alone, but she’d also understand.

Weirdly enough, the last text I sent her that said “I’ll call you when i get off the mountain. I love you!” went through sometime on the trail (long after I sent it). Her return message, “Ok, be safe!!!” I smiled when I read that.
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I summited and made coffee while watching the sunrise + thinking about mom.
Content and happy.
This cup is for you, mom.
I hold you in my heart, always.
You’ve taught me so many lessons that have guided me to be the woman I am today.
I love you.
Never, ever forget how special that you are.

xo
Your Daughter