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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#SHARETHELOVE     #LOVELIFE     #LIVEBOLDLY

#7: YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS. : I choose to belie #7: YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS.
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I choose to believe that life is happening for us, not to us.
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Your life won’t look the same as it did before hard times, and really, isn’t that a beautiful thing?

To be able to grow + learn + nurture our heart, mind, body + soul is a gift.

To deepen our understanding of self + not view life through a judgmental lens is something we cannot acquire without experiencing difficulties.
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What I promise you—because I’ve lived it—is that you WILL GET THROUGH THIS.

With time.
With working on self.
With love + grace + compassion + understanding.

YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS.

And what’s beautiful? What’s MOST BEAUTIFUL? Is that when you do, you’ll look back and say, “I SURVIVED IT ... and I’M A BETTER PERSON BECAUSE OF IT.”
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FOR SEVEN DAYS, I’ve shared my top seven realizations of what I’ve learned through Trauma Recovery. If you haven’t read 1-6, please do so. You won’t be disappointed.
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At the end of every post, PLEASE TAG A FRIEND WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS MESSAGE + drop a ❤️. Change begins with each one of us + it’s time we encourage others to join our journey.
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AND ... YES ... this picture is real. It was taken while climbing off the summit of Mt. Baldy with my niece, @graceanna815 . Her grandma had passed away just a few days earlier. This was a very spiritual climb in many ways. Looking across the bowl of the mountain and seeing a rainbow around our reflected image ... that was something I’ll never forget. I always feel so connected in the wild.
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Sara
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#6: DO NOT SETTLE. . Do not settle for a life you #6: DO NOT SETTLE.
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Do not settle for a life you do not desire. Do not settle for half a smile or half a laugh. Do not settle for half a heart or half a mind or half a soul. Do not settle for someone who won’t take care of themselves. Do not settle your values for anyone’s. Do not settle for someone who doesn’t honor your values, or who won’t take your dreams seriously. Do not settle for “half truths” or “little white lies.

Do not settle for anything less than truth filled conversation, inspiring days + hope-filled futures.
Do not settle YOU. Not for anyone.
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FOR SEVEN DAYS, I’m sharing my top seven realizations of what I’ve learned through Trauma Recovery.
I learned to NOT SETTLE.

This week, at the end of every post, PLEASE TAG A FRIEND WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS MESSAGE + drop a ❤️. Change begins with each one of us + it’s time we encourage others to join our journey.
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Sara
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FOR SEVEN DAYS, I’m sharing my top seven realiza FOR SEVEN DAYS, I’m sharing my top seven realizations of what I’ve learned through Trauma Recovery.
This is Day 5:
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#5: SET ASIDE JUDGMENT.
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If only we could live free from judgment for self + others, simply understanding that we are all humans on our own journey in life.
If we could view ourselves and others through a lens of love + compassion, what is possible?
How could you view your own life differently?
And what could shift?
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I was interviewing a woman for my podcast today @janineurbaniakreid + she said something rather profound. “I’m just an ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances.” A mom, wife + resilient woman, her son was diagnosed with brain cancer at ten years of age.
What perspective.
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This week, at the end of every post, PLEASE TAG A FRIEND WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS MESSAGE + drop a ❤️. Change begins with each one of us + it’s time we encourage others to join our journey.
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Sara
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FOR SEVEN DAYS, I’m sharing my top seven realiza FOR SEVEN DAYS, I’m sharing my top seven realizations of what I’ve learned through Trauma Recovery.
This is Day 4:
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#4: YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.
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This is a true story. ➡️ It was the Spring of 2014. I was a freaking hot mess, constantly triggered in my trauma recovery + not sure what to make of my life. My husband had returned from rehab (he received treatment), my kids were doing ok (yay me for getting them support!), but I never received the help I needed. I called the rehab facility, explaining what I was searching for. I was just hoping someone could guide me to understand what was “happening to me.” They told me, “We found one person. Maybe she can help you.”
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Enter my coach + therapist, Dorit, who said the magic words over our first call, “You aren’t crazy, you are experiencing PTSD + trauma.”
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I sat down on my rocking chair and cried. I cried for all of the times I was made to feel like I was the crazy person. For all of the times that I didn’t understand what was happening to me.
I cried for me.
I wasn’t crazy.
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Coincidentally, I found out years later that Dorit was told by the rehab facility upon my referral that, “Sara is crazy.” And yet, it was Dorit who two sessions into our work together, told me, “You will be doing big, VERY BIG things someday with your trauma, Sara!”
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So to all of you who are told you’re crazy? You are not. What you are experiencing is real, valid, and true. DO NOT let anyone tell you otherwise. And if they do? SHOW them otherwise. No one can take your recovery from you.
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This week, at the end of every post, PLEASE TAG A FRIEND WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS MESSAGE + drop a ❤️. Change begins with each one of us + it’s time we encourage others to join our journey.
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xo
Sara
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@missymariephotography thank you for this picture, my sister!
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