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

I never would have seen this coming. For my birthd I never would have seen this coming. For my birthday today, my amazing three sons hiked Mt. Baldy yesterday with me + three of my girlfriends (elevation 10,064) + camped on top under the most beautiful full moon, in 25-plus mph winds! We saw the most epic bright + brilliant moon at 2:00 am + watched the sunrise with coffee at 5:30. All that I can say is my heart is so freaking full!

God, I love these guys to every full moon + back again! I’ve never laughed so hard, watched them handle the uncomfortable with ease + felt so grateful for a day on a mountain!

This has already been the best birthday ( + gift!) ever ... 💕 Watch more in my stories!

Thank you to everyone who has reached out ... another year around the sun!
Life gets better with age.
Here’s to 47!
xo
Sara
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“I like to think of us as having iterations—or “I like to think of us as having iterations—or versions of who we are—within ourselves. These parts, including who we were as creative children, build upon one another to form the people we are today. So if this is the case, why can’t we access our inner child, who climbed trees and viewed life with wonder? Or the little girl who twirled in her first dress? When going through hard times in life, why can’t we speak to our twelve-year-old self, who stood under the streetlight and felt awe while viewing something as simple as snowflakes falling from the night sky?

We can, and it’s important to do so. In fact, “awe—as opposed to joy, pride, amusement, contentment, and other positive emotions—is the singular sensation that goes the furthest in boosting one’s overall sense of well-being.” It’s no wonder that so many new clients say to me, “I want to be happy again, like I was as a child. I want simplicity back in my life.”

When accessing the part of us that explores life, we become active participants in our lives rather than spectators. Being an active participant will guide you to places you never thought possible—standing on a mountain, freeing yourself from the entanglement of past relationships, becoming CEO of a company you love, or finding forgiveness from your deepest pain.” 
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After recording my book for nearly 22 hours over the weekend, I’m heading to a mountain + sleeping under the full moon with my sons + friends for my birthday.
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So much love from me to you.
xo
Sara
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Many are looking for “answers” on “how-to” Many are looking for “answers” on “how-to” during this rollercoaster of 2020. Here are my thoughts, short + sweet, because I care about you.

When following thought leaders, authors, coaches + therapists, DO SO WISELY. Choose people who align with your own values. Make sure they are also “doing their own deep internal healing + work,” and are not simply telling YOU how to do so.

Leaders cannot be leaders without authenticity, vulnerability, and the ability to set aside their own ego to look deeply into their own eyes. Good leaders will always speak truth, inspiration + hope ... and won’t be afraid to call themselves out on their own shit.

I have a lot of people message + ask my thoughts on certain “influencers” (I’m not even a big fan of that word, tbh ... the only person who should influence you is the intuition + voice that lies within you). Yes, after all of the work I’ve done on myself, I can read people pretty well.

What I will say is this: listen to you + know that you have the answers already within you for EVERYTHING in life. Find people who have already “been there” + can guide you to those answers.

Make sure they’re continuing to WALK THE TALK.

And NOT simply talk the talk.

In my (nearly!) 47 years, I’ve never really been a follower, to be honest. And the reason why is because the only person I’ve followed is the one within myself. You’ve got this.

Choose. Wisely.
xo
Sara
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>>in my stories this upcoming week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite thought leaders ... their books, podcasts + posts!
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This is me in 1992. I was 18 years old + a mom to This is me in 1992.
I was 18 years old + a mom to this amazing 10 month old little guy.

I’ve been nominated by women I love to put up a #challengeaccepted photo. But it’s this younger version of me who I’d like to challenge + honor.

You see, I believe that every amazing woman out there has iterations of their past selves that have supported their beautiful journey today. For me, it’s the 17/18-year old self who fought to keep her child, to become a college student at UW-Madison, and wait tables on the side.

The girl in this picture taught me strength.
Courage.
Love + compassion.
She taught me what it was to use my voice + overcome.
And she taught me how to forgive.

This former version of me needs to be honored because ... had she not stood up to her challenges, I wouldn’t be coaching others how to transform their own today.

I have no idea who started this challenge. But my hope is that we embrace all versions of our former selves in order to love who we are today ... and spread that love for the girls + women around the world. We are all incredible humans with beautiful, bright souls here on earth.

I honor each + every one of you.
And ... every version of you.
We ARE better together.

Support. Love. Inspire. Educate.
xo
Sara
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