Let Life Come Towards You with Sara Avant Stover

Does it feel like you’re constantly swimming upstream? Do you wish you could embrace your inner voice and follow the path of least resistance? Prepare to be empowered!

In this episode of Get Gutsy, Sara Avant Stover will open up your heart and show you how to find deeper trust with your own voice. She takes you through her incredible journey and shares the healing methods that helped her beat cancer and get in tune with her body.

We also talk about seasons, cycles, and what it takes to reclaim your feminine spirituality. During this interview, learn how to let life come towards you, so you can find clarity in your own life and start living your truth.

About Our Guest

get-gutsy-podcast-speaker-Sara-Avant-StoverSara Avant Stover is a teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, bestselling author & founder of The Way of the Happy Woman®.

Sara graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University’s all-women’s school, Barnard College. After a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, where she lived for ten years and embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia. She has since gone on to uplift tens of thousands of women worldwide.

A pioneer in contemporary women’s work, she’s the creator of the world’s first Women’s Yoga Teacher Training, Reversing Our “Curse,” and The SHE School. Sara has been featured in Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, Natural Health, and on ABC, NBC, CBS, and more.

She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Her new book, The Book of SHE: Your Heroine’s Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power, is now available.

Episode Highlights:

  • How the creative process helped Sara relook at her circumstances and better align with her vision
  • Bringing more maturity and sovereignty to your choices
  • Coming into a deeper trust with your voice
  • How to use social media for your business without it taking over your life
  • Being honest with yourself, putting out your best work, and sharing your teachings
  • The importance of letting life come towards you
  • Sara’s journey from New York to Thailand and the healing methods that allowed her to overcome a battle with cancer
  • The benefits of aligning with the seasons and cycles
  • Why you should listen to your body when it’s trying to get your attention
  • How Sara got her first book deal and expanded her business and life
  • Remembering that you’re not in this alone
  • Reclaiming your feminine spirituality and returning home to yourself
  • Why it’s okay to untie the threads that are protecting your heart
  • The importance of following your heart and taking a leap of faith
  • Find out how Sara keeps people actively engaged with her monthly newsletter

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How Cancer Changed My Life

In 2 days, I’ll mark a very significant moment in my life: the 22nd anniversary since my sister Julie’s passing.


Hard to believe it’s been that long since she took her last breath.

Many people ask me how she died.

CANCER. Brain cancer, to be specific.

Julie was 12 years old and full of life.


And I know she’s STILL with me.


Julie is one of my SPIRIT GUIDES.

What are spirit guides?

These guides are help nudge and guide us through life. Think of them as trusted partners who help us fulfill our assignment here on earth.

Here’s how you can connect to your GUIDES more deeply:

// Listen to your intuition.

// Trust your gut instinct.

// Notice the signs all around you. These signs are trying to get your attention.

// Meditate + pray.

// Journal your heart out. Get that stuff out of your head and onto paper.

// Work with healers + intuitives + coaches.

I have a number of SPIRIT GUIDES in my life. These guides help me every single day. I call them in. I accept their help. I trust that I am NOT alone.

And neither are you.

Call them in. Call in your guides by name.

They are ready to help you advance your mission + spread your message.

As we EASE into March very soon, know that we are FOCUSING on SPIRIT GUIDES as our MONTHLY THEME for the tribe.

We will be exploring this theme and its connection to your business in GET GUTSY UNIVERSITY.

In fact, next week we’ll be meeting on Zoom (a rad video connection platform) to set our intention for the month ahead and answer questions from the tribe.

So far, we have 60 amazing students in Get Gutsy University. It’s a nice, intimate vibe. It’s not noisy. It’s not overwhelming. You’re seen, heard + held.

It’s THE place to be for spiritual entrepreneurs doing business online.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, come on over.


Deadline to get access to HOT bonuses + our payment plan to stretch your payments out over 10 months is THIS Monday, February 29.

Plus, you’ll get to join me IN PERSON this summer for a live retreat (or you can watch the recordings!) that will bring more clarity to your path than you ever thought possible.

Come get cozy with a tight-knit crew of spiritual business leaders healing the world through our much-needed message.

Click here and grab your spot, girl.

Get guided.

Get gutsy.

Get moving.


P.S. What ideas do you want to make real in 2016?

Write a bestselling book

Launch your podcast

Create your new online course

Grow your list

Host regular webinars

Lead a retreat in an amazing location

Become a media sensation

Increase your fees + redesign your packages

Give back to your community

Build your brand + launch your website

Get clarity on what kind of business you want to create

Hit the speaking circuit

Commit to a regular content creation schedule

Embrace a 1-to-many business model

Generate $10,000+ a month in new revenue

The opportunities are ENDLESS + the choice is YOURS. Get Gutsy University will support you through your journey.

Click here and grab your spot, girl.


Your Wild + Precious Life

One of the gorgeous gals in our tribe posted this GEM in the Get Gutsy Galaxy Facebook forum (join now if you haven’t yet).

Jessica Schiller FB quote

First off, I LOVE that Jessica represents the type of LEADERS we have in our crew. A woman willing to SPEAK UP and USE HER VOICE to spread GOODNESS in the world.

How would YOU answer the question?

It’s easy to skim over this or simply delete the email (life’s so FULL, right?!), but I truly encourage you to PAUSE and FEEL into your answer RIGHT NOW.

Take a breath.


What comes up for you?

I want to know!

Seriously, I want you to tell me!

Everyone who posts a response to this post is going to get a SHOUT-OUT on a future episode of my podcast Get Gutsy, which has hit the “New + Noteworthy” list in all 3 categories on iTunes.

I want to SAY YOUR NAME.


Go here to join the group + post your response.

SPEAK UP. Be a leader, not a lurker.

See you there.

I’ll respond personally to your post. Because that’s how I roll.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild + precious life?” – Mary Oliver


P.S. You are invited to join me + fellow spiritual business leaders like Jessica on our digital campus of sacred strategy + glittery growth called GET GUTSY UNIVERSITY.

Experience the ultimate in ongoing training, coaching + community as you get what you need to take your business to the next level and live a life beyond your wildest dreams.

I’ve never offered anything like this before. Honestly I wasn’t ready to until now. And now that I am ready, I couldn’t wait another day to make this REAL + AVAILABLE for you.

Say yes?

Deadline to enroll + save more than $200 is Wednesday, December 23.

Click here to reserve your spot.

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Ready to Write Your Book?

Do you want to write a book?

Do you have a story you MUST tell?

Are you committed to learning from a trusted mentor, writer and entrepreneur who has walked the path and is eager to share what I’ve learned?

If you said YES, I want to talk to you next week!

I’m hosting a free call to give you the lessons learned from writing and self-publishing my bestselling book “Get Gutsy” and how these lessons can help YOU write your book.

It’s been a WILD RIDE!

Most intense, yet rewarding project of my career.

One that I invested more than $20,000 into.


I’m interested in working with a powerful group of female thought leaders to help YOU BIRTH YOUR BOOK so on the call I’ll also tell you more about a new offering where I’ll be doing just that!


CLICK HERE to register for my FREE CALL – “So You Want to Write a Book?”

Details on the 1-hour call:

Thursday, May 7

2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST)

(If you can’t make it live, a recording will be sent to you!) There is a book inside of you.

It’s time to set your story free. 


P.S. I’ve been amazed at how my biz and life have evolved since writing and publishing my book. It literally BLOWS me away.

I’ve yet to experience anything as powerful as having a book out in the world in terms of a credibility booster and game changer!

CLICK HERE to register for my FREE CALL – “So You Want to Write a Book?”

Call-in details will be sent immediately after you click the link above. Easy breezy!

I’ve Kept This Private Until Now…

I've kept this private until now revCelebrating Easter yesterday brought up so many memories from 1 year ago.

My daughter Kate was born a few days before Easter 2014. It was a powerful VBAC birth and I was so grateful to hold her in my arms after dreaming about her for what seemed like forever.

But something happened in the hospital that was pretty much the worst fear of any parent of a newborn: she spiked a fever less than 24 hours after her birth, which set off a series of alarm bells and standard protocol from the hospital staff including drawing blood and running tests to find the root of the fever. As I learned, a fever in a newborn can be a VERY dangerous situation that needs to be treated immediately for the safety of the child.

When the tests came back with a possible bacteria in her blood, the hospital staff then had to give my baby girl antibiotics through a tiny IV that I just cried watching them put in. I felt so helpless!

We were finally discharged on Easter only to be readmitted a day later due to the tests coming back questionable again.

I was a hormonal wreck as I just KNEW my girl was healthy and that the tests were somehow off. I felt this in my bones. She was so alert, a great nurser and vocalizer!

My husband and I worked together as a team to ask questions of our medical team and make arrangements for our older children to be watched by our babysitter (we don’t have any family nearby) so we could travel back with our baby to the hospital one hour from our home and pray all the way that all was well and all would continue to be okay.

We made lemonade out of lemons and had a little baby-moon in the hospital room that night with our daughter. Steven got takeout and we feasted in our room as we read, meditated, slept, and believed in our girl.

I nursed her, held her and talked to her.

The next day, our caring doctor confirmed that his hunch was correct: the test that showed that my daughter had possible bacteria in her blood came back CONTAMINATED when further investigated by the lab.

Yup, the test was botched and Kate was completely healthy.

We were elated.

And we were set free to go home to our sons with our baby daughter. Our family of 5 was finally back together.

What a rollercoaster of emotions! Just going back in time writing this makes my heart start beating faster.

I’ve kept this experience mostly to myself for the past year as I had to process that tough time privately.

But I’m sharing it with you now – almost 1 year later as an example of how I tap into my INNER COACH, that wise place inside of me that knows the way and knows I’m held and protected.

This INNER COACH knows how to ask smart, empowering questions.

This INNER COACH knows how to assemble a dream team.

This INNER COACH knows that every challenging situation is an opportunity for growth.

This INNER COACH is what keeps me connected to my path with YOU doing this work in the world. It’s my contribution on the planet.

Not only do I get to COACH my heart out with my clients and tribe, but my COACHING skills help me be a stronger mother, wife, friend, daughter and human being.

I’ll be a COACH until the day I die, even if “how” I coach evolves just as I evolve.

If you want to become a COACH, it would be my distinct HONOR to show you the way.

I created the Get Gutsy Coach Training School to give you the tools, skills and business blocks you need to confidently step out as a coach as your new career OR as a supplement to the work you’re doing now as a healer, psychotherapist, social worker, yoga teacher, consultant, financial advisor, personal trainer, nutritionist, massage therapist, web designer, writer and more.


Imagine … earning a great living doing the work you were put on this planet to do, working with clients you adore all over the world by phone, Skype or in person (locally or in exotic destinations around the globe).

Maybe you’ll simply layer coaching into your current business or work. You get to CHOOSE. Coaching is SO flexible and powerful.

It’s not a pipe dream. It’s very real.

The next generation of coaches ready to make a difference AND a great living are stepping forward! You’re going to love the gals in this training.

Have you checked out the Get Gutsy Coach Training School yet?

Today is the LAST DAY to apply to join our 2015 class of coaches.

I’ll take you under my wing and help you COACH from a place of wisdom, integrity and strength AND teach you what you need to know to make it as an entrepreneur.

I created this program to marry the best of classic coach training with what you need to know to make a great living as a coach. You won’t find anything in the market like this or at such a huge value.

Whether you want to build a 6-figure full-time coaching business, add coaching into your current business offerings, coach leaders within your organization, or generate a little extra income by working with a handful of clients a month, we’ve got you covered.

Coaching is a transformative personal growth path that will change your life – and the lives of the tribe you are meant to serve – forever.


See you inside the Get Gutsy Coach Training School!

Click here for details + to apply.

Deadline to apply is TODAY – Monday, April 6.


P.S. If you have any questions, simply comment below and I’ll respond to you personally. We can even hop on the phone for a 1:1 chat!

P.P.S. Securing 2 – 4 paying clients to invest in a coaching package with you will pay for this course.

Click here for details + to apply.