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
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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

Hi Friends! 👋

As you know, every year I plan a backpacking trip in the mountains as self care for me. While there, I continue my personal healing journey, find clarity, and connect with my soul. Two years ago, I was on the High Sierra Trail for 8-days with girlfriends. Last year we did the High Sierra Route in Yosemite for 7-days. And this year ... THIS WAS MY BIG ONE ... I hiked the John Muir Trail for 22-days.

No doubt, every year I find something new about me that I didn't realize before.
There are moments of tears.
Moments of laughter.
And so many moments of awakening.
Mother Nature has been my healing grace for this mama + woman ... and she certainly held space for me to do it again while on the JMT.

People have been asking, "So what did you learn? How was it?"

Please join me tonight LIVE at 5:00 PST on my Live Boldly Facebook Page. I will share my "Top 5 Things I Learned from the John Muir Trail ... + How to Implement Them in Daily Life." No need to sign up! Just show up + join in on the conversation.

Bring your journal + favorite cup of-whatever-you-like-to-drink. You will be able to ask questions while I share what I have learned ... some things may surprise you!

Always truthful. Always honest. Always raw + vulnerable.

(Yes, I will have pics to share, too!)

Hope to see you there! (And if you can't make it, there will be a recording forever saved on my Live Boldly Page.)

All my love,
xo
Sara
(aka: Layers, my new given + accepted trail name)
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Single friends: can we talk about DATING + LOVE for a moment, please 😁? #shedtheshame + let’s get real.
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I had a lot of time to reflect while hiking the John Muir Trail. One thing stood out in my mind: how much I believe in love, connection, and partnership.

>> I witnessed two couples get engaged on day one: at Nevada Falls + on the summit of Clouds Rest.

>> I met an amazing man hiking the trail in his late wife’s honor. Seeing the deep passion in his eyes as he spoke so lovingly about his wife made my heart yearn for someone to do the same for me. As someone who’s been betrayed so deeply, being in his presence gave me HOPE.

(God, the universe, and the trail speaks 🙏 ... I listen.)
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Admittedly, as a single mom who has thrown herself into healing, book writing, business + motherhood the last 7 years, I haven’t put a lot of time or effort into “finding my life partner.”

But now at 47 + in a far different chapter of my life, it was a pre-trip conversation I had with my oldest son that had me REALLY thinking while on the trail.

He said (I paraphrase), “Look at dating the same you have with the passion around this book. You not only wanted an agent + publisher, you NEEDED one. And now look? There’s nothing wrong with saying you need a partner. By doing that, you’re going into finding that person with intention, while being deliberate and on purpose, ultimately filtering out what would otherwise hold you back from who you want to live out your life beside.”
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BAM! 💥 My son is f’ing brilliant.

So, to anyone who is in the world of DATING + LOVE: be committed to the process of receiving what you are looking for. Journal what it is your heart + soul are seeking in a partner. And remember, by saying “no” to what you don’t want in your life, you’re saying “yes” to what you do.

Share your dating thoughts in the comments below ... + drop a 🔥 if you agree with my kiddos words!

Here’s to love, connection, and partnership for each + every one of us!
xo
Sara
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GIVEAWAY TIME, Friends 💫!
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I had fabulous intentions of giving these away in July, but as we all know, life happens 🤷🏼‍♀️ ... so HERE WE ARE! Are you ready?
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I’m thrilled to collaborate with a favorite jewelry company of mine @mysaintmyhero ... we share common values, beliefs + I wear their jewelry on the trail {and in everyday life} for protection + guidance. Their handmade pieces are worn by celebrities such as @johnstamos + sold on platforms such as @qvc .
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I guided a women’s retreat in the Grand Canyon in July + carried these five pieces with me for every step of our incredible, magical, transformative journey.

Who would like to have one on their beautiful wrist 🙋‍♀️🙋🏼🙋🏻‍♂️?

Kindness has been a life-long motto of mine + something we need to continue spreading throughout this world ... now more than ever. So, to enter, please:

1️⃣ Tag three friends below who represent kindness (let’s all be ripples for one another!)
2️⃣ Follow @mysaintmyhero + @saraschultingkranz on IG.
3️⃣ Share what kind thing you’ve done this week ❤️.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 22nd. I wish every one of you the best of luck! I love-love-love my own bracelets ... and look forward to seeing who wins theirs.

Must be 18+ years to enter. US residents only. This giveaway is not affiliated or sponsored by Instagram.

In kindness + love,
xo
Sara
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Interested in transforming your life in the Grand Canyon? We have two Co-Ed Retreats coming up! Hiking, Adventure, Meditating, coaching, nature healing, deep-diving + connecting with self.
December 22-27th, 2020.
January 14-19th, 2021.
ONLY 8 CLIENTS PER RETREAT!

“Sara’s coaching is organic, intuitive and inspired. I felt instantly seen, heard, and accepted for who I am, and felt she knew exactly how to show me how to engage in my own healing process. She has the innate capacity to reveal our human similarities and connections by holding a safe space for people to connect and share experiences.” ~Lindy B.

Message me to schedule a discovery call + see if it’s the right fit for you!
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There is no one way to do anything in life. <<Remember that.>>
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My neighbor + I were walking and talking this morning.

He was walking his toddler. I was walking my tripod rescue dog. We were talking parenting + life. He said, “You’ve certainly never been one to copy + paste societies ways of doing things into your own life.”

I laughed, because it’s true.

But the question is, why would anyone wanna copy + paste, anyhow? In my eyes, that’s just not a very creative way to live. And aren’t we supposed to be creating a life we love based on our values + not societies norms?
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If anyone needs to hear this, please, give yourself permission to live life on your terms.

Divorcing? Do it your way.

Getting a job? Find one YOU love.

Moving? Pick a place that warms your heart.

Parenting? You know your child best.

Healing? Listen to your own mind, heart, body + soul.

There’s absolutely EVERYTHING RIGHT in being your own leader.

Please drop a ❤️ below + share your own thoughts.

xo
Sara
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—> drop into my Live Boldly Facebook page next Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:00 PST where I’ll share the “Five things I learned from the John Muir Trail + how to implement them in daily life.” No need to sign up! Just show up + join me in the discussion! Lots of amazing pics + stories to share, too. Hope to see you!
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