As someone who has lived through some of life’s most difficult traumas–including sexual assault + relational and betrayal trauma–I believe that we all have the power within to become our best self and live life boldly. 

My life began in a small, one stoplight town in the Midwest surrounded by corn-fields and creeks. Today I live in California by the ocean and mountains where I feel the most at peace.

How did I get to this place in my life?

Well, it happened in 2013 when my best friend and husband of 17-years, the person I loved and adored, disclosed secrets that betrayed me, himself, our family and the community. When this man I trusted all these years revealed to me that he was gay and holding secrets of multiple addictions, the news slammed me to the floor and made me question everything. Could I survive the pain and find forgiveness? How would I like my future to look? And could I make a new life when I felt so broken? 

As if hearing and living this trauma weren’t enough, my husband’s disclosure triggered the resurgence of trauma I had also suffered from a sexual assault and subsequent birth of my first child at age 17. The pain was overwhelming, yet I lived daily by what my parents taught me when I was 17 years old: place one foot in front of the other, and keep walking from a place of integrity. You will get through this. 

I put on my running shoes and ran for my life.

I climbed mountains and paddled the ocean to release my fear and anger. Nearly two years later, the healing work I did created a shift; I felt a sense of being grounded. I felt safety, clarity, and forgiveness. It was time to help others do the same. 

At the core of who I am lies a teacher; I would rather share my knowledge of growth and healing for the betterment of others than anything else in the world. 

My intention is to connect with you, the client, and guide you on your healing journey. Are you ready for a shift? Do you desire empowerment and change? Are you longing to feel inspired, find your purpose, and grow in a supportive and nurturing environment? 

My intention is that through 1:1 coaching, my programs and retreats in the Grand Canyon, or by purchasing my book, WALK THROUGH THIS: Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Travel the Road to Forgiveness, you will become the person you aspire to be. 

Please reach out. I created all of this for you

Sara Schulting Kranz TED talk
family on the beach
Sara Schulting Kranz
Sara Schulting Kranz


I was constantly being questioned how a mom of three boys could reinvent her life at 40 years of age, guiding and coaching others in the Grand Canyon/Wilderness. At the same time, my femininity was being questioned as I was exiting a marriage where my husband is gay.

Though seen as strong, I wasn’t always seen as feminine … which stung.

At my Core, I am Pure Woman. I am also an Adventurer at Heart.

I decided that I wanted a symbol, something for me, which would show the world that a woman does not have to be put in a box. I wanted to show that we can do our nails and summit a peak on the exact same day. We can hike trails, climb boulders and still come home to put on a dress and heels. We can embrace, love and honor all sides of ourselves.

It came to me one day while running. “I will buy a pair of red stilettos and wear them on the peak of Mt. Baldy…for me.” I posted my picture on social media and the response was surreal. Through that one picture, a message was also posted to the Universe… that women CAN be Strong and Feminine.

My heels have seen Peaks throughout Yosemite, Mt. Wilson, Cucamonga Peak, Mt. Baldy, San Jacinto, San Bernardino Peak, San Gorgonio, the High Sierra Trail, Mt. Whitney … and many, many others.

Red represents courage, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. I will never stop embracing me…

Hopefully these red heels give you the courage to do the same.



💫We create a more loving existence + world when AWARE.

Be aware of your thoughts.
Your actions.
Be aware of your attitude + emotions.
Be aware of who you gift your energy to.
And who takes your energy without permission.
Be aware of how you speak to others.
But first, be aware of how you speak to YOURSELF.
Be aware of who you shut out.
And be aware of who you LET IN.
Be aware of your beating heart.
Your flaming soul.
Your wise mind.
Your beautiful body.
And .. your irreplaceable life.

In awareness .. we are grateful. And there’s no better moment to be grateful for YOU than the present moment you are in.


You are worthy.
You are loved.
You matter.

Tag someone you are thinking about in this very moment .. let’s PLEASE be aware of one another.

I love you.
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DO NOT MISS OUT on this incredible journey into self + nature.
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I was floating on my paddle board miles offshore yesterday while talking on the phone with my father. (I know, that alone sounds crazy!)

He asked the usual question, "How are book sales going?"

I paused for a moment + said, "Good, dad. I'm working on getting these into as many hands as possible. It would be easier if I was a big fish in a small pond, but hey. Every step, right?"

He responded, "Well, you aren't a small fish in a big pond, Sara. And (gasp) YOU CAN’T BE ON A SUMMIT WITHOUT THE CLIMB."

Wise words, dad. Wise words.

There are days that we forget to slow down + appreciate how far we have come. Me, included. I see what is possible in this world + my exuberance drives me to get there. Not only for me, but for all of those people who I feel my book + projects will help. It's a yearning + calling, really. A calling to look into another persons heart + soul through the words on a page and have them understand YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Your struggles are real. Your hurt is valid. And your pain will only define you if steps aren't taken to release what is holding you back and receive what is possible in your lifetime.

As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, most will say, "Sit in gratitude."

I'd like to say, "Practice self compassion this week."

As we take steps to love ourselves more deeply, to practice unconditional worthiness for our heart + soul, we begin to feel more self-gratitude for our own lives in this moment. For the cup of coffee you hold in the morning. The apple you bite into for a snack. For your feet sinking into the earth + for the smile you witness take hold on a strangers face.

This world needs so much compassion + love at this time. By starting with each one of us, we spread to one another.

Now .. for more news.☄️

@lauravanzeetaylor will be releasing new clips from our documentary this week, WALK THROUGH THIS: A Story of Starting Over. If you are NOT subscribed to my newsletter, please do: You won’t want to miss what is coming up!

Also: ONE SPOT REMAINS for Christmas in the Canyon! Say YES to you + join an amazing group of humans on this retreat .. don’t  miss out!

Let’s Walk Through This together.