LOVE LIFE. LIVE BOLDLY.

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

RED HEELS

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.

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New hats on my website! And a true story I’ve never shared ➡️ The year was 1995. I got an A on my final paper in Political Science. I remember trying to decide what my subject would be. My college professor was a young woman who appreciated me as a young mom. She said to me, “How about if you choose something no one else has + research the history of gays in the military?” So I did. And what I found was shocking. I remember learning about the first general who had to hide his sexuality out of fear. And yet he served our country + saved so many people. I remember typing that paper on my dads old IBM computer in his downstairs office. I remember thinking how awful it would be if I had to hide parts of myself in life.

I still have my paper somewhere. I kept it all of these years because I was really proud of the work I did on it. Someday I’ll find it + I’ll come back to share my words.

The irony or foreshadowing of our life sometimes, right? Not much else I want to say (you know my story .. + if you don’t, read my book) except please, BE YOU. It pains me when I see people not living their truth. When we don’t live our truth, we aren’t allowing ourself {or others} to be in relationship with our highest self. So love yourself so deeply as your whole. Be truthful + vulnerable + honest with yourself. Be proud of who you are! Remember to treat others as you wish to be treated. And just as important: remember to treat yourself how you wish others to treat you, too. Show up in this world as you were created. And always be kind with your beautiful heart. Because your heart {and kindness} matters.

We are all HUMAN. And love wins. Always.

Link in handle to purchase Live Boldly hats + clothing {and my book!} New hat colors + limited stock. Don’t wait!

Love,
xo
Sara
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It’s hard to make sense of what seems nonsensical in the moment. Just like it’s hard to understand or comprehend how life could ever move forward when you’re feeling alone on an island, lost + confused. Oh Hon, I SO get it!

I was on the phone earlier today with my graphic designer. We were talking business + life. She said, “I think about how far you’ve come. From our first meeting at your small round kitchen table, you were going through divorce + starting your business, to where you are today. Guiding others on their healing journey. A book. Speaking. Your personal life. It must be something to look back and see how life was happening for you all along.”

Her words stayed with me.

Yes, it IS something. In fact, I have moments when I have to remind myself to stop + take it all in. At times it seems surreal.

Here’s what I want to remind all of you. And please listen carefully. ⬇️

Someday .. SOMEDAY .. you will look back at what is happening, and it will make sense in your heart + mind. The best thing you can do in this moment is simply trust + believe that the Universe / God is working in your favor. Believe that you have internal strength + knowledge to make powerful healthy choices + move forward. Do what you can .. + surrender the remainder to a higher power. Take your body into nature + ground yourself with the earth. Breathe. And know that you, my love, will someday look back on what is happening + it will all begin to make perfect + magical sense .. unfolding for your highest good.

Trust.
Trust.
Trust.

Share your thoughts in the comments. I love hearing from you! 

You’ve got this. I believe in you / us .. always,
xo
Sara

@jordiesmall .. love you + your talent, girl! 

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A comment under a picture I posted read, “‘Teach’ in nature. Girl, you were born for this!” 😭 Yes, I love my work! And yes, I do believe that I was born for this. 💕

For those who don’t know, I graduated from UW-Madison in 1995 with a BS-Art Education. I LOVED teaching art to elementary school students! My favorite was when they’d come to me with their piece of work + say, “I need to start over. Can I have a new piece of paper?” I’d never let them. Instead, I’d say that anything is workable. You take what you “think” are mistakes and create a piece of art from that space. My other favorite is when they’d come to me with their finished work + be grateful they never started over.

Funny how life comes full circle. Now I’m teaching + guiding adults to create their life as an ever-evolving + beautiful piece of art. We all have mistakes + moments + experiences that perhaps we wish we hadn’t had to go through. Yet it’s in the deepest muck of life that we find our light + shine even brighter in this world. And then, one day we surface + look back on where we came from .. honoring our courage to continue on while realizing there really is no starting over in life. More so, it’s about continuing the creation of what’s been handed for us.

My friends, honor your moments. Every one of them. And when you are wanting to throw in the towel + start over, remember to keep taking steps. Don’t resist! Instead, lean into your story, your heart, soul + mind .. and remember that you are the artist of your own life.

Permission granted to create. Over + over again.

I see you.

xo
Sara
{or as they used to call me when teaching: Mrs. Kranz / Crayons .. get it? Lol! No longer a Mrs. or a Kranz .. but it’s still funny!}
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