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

This little girl slipped out the back door yesterday + I finally found her in the middle of the night. I was so concerned! She’s become a part of our family + life since we found her under my sons bed as a 4-week old kitten in April, 2020 (no idea where she came from—what a year!) I never thought I’d be a “cat mom” .. but like everything in life, I’ve learned to receive love in whatever way the universe shares + provides.

Welcome back home, Jasper. We missed your purrs + curious ways.

xo
Mom, your houseful of brothers + Bailey 🐾
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HOW DO YOU TRUST AGAIN when you’ve been hurt so deeply in your past?
How do you trust yourself?
Your heart?
Your thoughts?
Your mind?
Your emotions?

HOW DO YOU TRUST OTHER PEOPLE who step into your life .. many times, unexpectedly?
How do you trust their heart?
Their thoughts? 
Their mind?
Their emotions?

HOW DO YOU TRUST your days, nights, months + years .. this life that is unfolding for you .. while surrendering your fear of experiencing more pain?

The thing is, EVERYTHING in life requires risk, regardless of how small. As hard as it can be to step into this place of trusting, you do have the choice of either walking through this world constantly questioning yourself, others + their actions, or knowing that you’ve done the work in order to trust again.

SO THE REAL QUESTION IS THIS:👇👇👇
What are you risking by NOT trusting? 
By not trusting what you’ve learned from your past?
By not trusting your heart has healed .. has learned .. and knows what to look for?
What are you risking by not trusting that your eyes, intuition + mind know what red flags to look for?
What are you risking by NOT trusting that ALL OF THE WORK that you’ve been doing has been for this reason right here?

Don’t let life pass you by, my friends.
TRUST YOUR TRUST.
Because I believe in you / us. And we all deserve the best life imaginable.

Tag your bestie who you trust + say “thank you.” Thank you to my dear friend, colleague + co-leader in my Grand Canyon Retreats @beautifullyawakening for working through TRUST beside me. I love you, Sister!

All my love .. always.
xo
Sara

PS: CART IS CLOSING TOMORROW for our April Grand Canyon Retreat! Message me for details or to set up a call + see if it’s the right fit for you!
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Friends, it’s time I share what was my screensaver for the first five years of my healing. I remember the day I found this quote by @yehudaberg . I gasped. I cried. I realized that in order for me to change my ruminating thoughts + feelings of despair, I would need to change everything around me. This started with the one thing I look at so many times a day: MY PHONE. So the picture of my three sons was replaced by this brilliant + beautiful reminder.

I read this quote over + over again. Some times it made me laugh. Other times I cried. Many times I felt proud for “getting closer” to breaking the chains + finding forgiveness.

I remember the day I took this off of my phone. It was like a “graduation” of sorts. I felt like I’d climbed a new mountain. One not with my feet, but with my heart + soul. I deleted this quote + replaced it with a picture of my family .. all 15 of my family members. A culmination of love from my sons, niece, nephews, brothers, their wives + my parents. Those who have supported me through thick + thin.

Who would have thought eventually, I’d be standing on a TEDX talk stage speaking about Forgiveness? Or that I’d write a book detailing my seven steps of healing .. + forgiving?

Just remember, what you feed .. grows. So anyone hurting, please make this your screensaver. Use it. Read it. BELIEVE it!

Love really is the weapon of the future.

Thank you, @yehudaberg . Someday, I will thank you in person. That, I know.

So much love from me to all of you.

Remember, I believe in you / us .. always.
xo
Sara
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While writing this post, a message came through IG: “Sara!!! We just did your first meditation from your book in group last night! It was truly recovery/healing life changing. Thank you!” Serendipitous. 🙏

FRIENDS: Have you purchased + read my book?

This book is for ANYONE. It is written for both men + women .. and ANYONE who is ready to take their life to the next step. It is NOT only for trauma survivors (although I could argue that everyone has their own tough stuff to work through, in one way or another.)

Published on November 10th by @harperhorizon , this book is the culmination of 30 years of healing, deep transformation + shifting of my life. I share my own personal story within the intro + dive into a preface filled with science, nature healing + spirituality. And then I share my 7-steps to Forgiveness .. every chapter diving you deeper into self + understanding your own personal life story.

Buy + use it within your own life. Share it with your family + friends. And let’s create a better world, one step at a time. TOGETHER.

Purchase through Amazon, any bookstore, or find the link to my book in my handle.

Also .. PLEASE go into Amazon + rate / review my book! Yes .. the algorithm helps to get this book into more hands. You never know how 5-minutes of your time can create a world of difference.

I believe in you / us .. always.
xo
Sara 
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