HELLO, I’M KRISTIAN STRANG.

Together, with words, we can create more good (& Love) in the world.

I’m a writer / editor / author with extensive writing expertise in the alternative health & wellness, sustainability and spirituality sectors, with specific gifts in web content and book writing.

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Heather Kristian Strang is a bestselling author, writer and Love Activist. She has written eight books, including her recent #1 bestseller on Balboa Press, Love Now: Your Daily Dose of Love & Miracles and her spiritual romance The Quest series endorsed by New York Times bestselling authors Gabrielle Bernstein and James Twyman. She has written for and been featured in Bustle, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Elephant Journal, Spirit Guides Magazine, FinerMinds, Sedona Journal of Emergence, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly, and the book Fierce on the Page. Kristian is an Ordained Minister, Master-level Success Coach, Certified PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner, Barefoot Doctor and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in English and Women’s Studies. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Metaphysical Psychology. Kristian has facilitated metaphysical healings, trainings and meditations for thousands of women, couples and families worldwide. She is also the founder of Rising Up for Love, a Love-based organization that brings more Love to the earth through meditations, Love Activism trainings, emotional empowerment tools and more.

Visit KristianStrang.com and RisingUpforLove.org.

XO

The Quest takes you on a journey deep within, asking you to honor your own guidance above all else and reminds us that when we follow Spirit and work with the laws of the Universe miracles abound. A must-read for any Spirit Junkie on the path!”

GABBY BERNSTEIN • NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR & SPEAKER

My Story Goes A Little Something Like This…

Writing is the longest relationship I’ve ever been in.

28 years and counting and my Love for words, expression, exploration and uncovering the great mysteries of this life is as strong as its ever been.

It’s an enduring Love.

A Love that always returns me back to who I really am, that reminds me why I’m here and empowers me to be more filled with Love, with truth, with zeal, with joy.

Being a writer makes me a better human.

And isn’t that what all of the best relationships do for us?

I was gifted with the clear knowing that I was a writer, long before I knew what it would entail to be one.

I dreamed of being an editor at Seventeen magazine (the coolest mag back in my day) and found myself saying yes to any job and to any possibility that would let me write.

My mother believed this to be a terrible choice for my future, and had no problem telling me as much.

My sophomore year Global Studies teacher Mr. Dean told me not to waste my time with a journalism degree, because there were – and I quote, “1,000 journalism majors without jobs in Oregon” at that time (1993).

Initially, I believed them both.

But that didn’t stop me from devouring Shakespeare, Poe and Whitman, and later Rumi, Hafiz and Paulo Coelho.

It didn’t stop me from reading everything I could get my hands on and filling countless journals with my poetry, short stories, ideas and curiosities.

I began at a community college studying marketing and PR, a way to write and supposedly – from what the adults told me – make a good living.

I worked in that arena for seven years before I finally began taking side gigs as a freelance writer.

It was during my Saturn Return that I left my mega-watt corporate job and went full-time as a freelance writer.

The kiss of death many told me. It would never work out for me they shouted.

But, for me, it was not – because it was my Destiny – and so I thrived, making more money and having more freedom than I had in a 9-5.

I then enrolled at Portland State University and finished my Bachelors degree Summa Cum Laude in English & Women’s Studies.

I continued on writing as a freelancer when a health crisis took me deeper into my calling – being of service to others in a more direct manner and a spiritual awakening.

I delved into energy medicine and quantum physics with the same fervor that writing had taken me through in the first part of my life.

This Divine exploration took me on a radical spiritual journey of meditation, sacred spiritual practice (all led by my intuition and Higher Wisdom, not by any tradition or dogma) and deeper connection with non-physical energy.

Healing energy began coming out of my hands after a 2008 psychic surgery, and through a series of synchronistic turns I was led to the energy medicine modality of BodyTalk.

Immediately, I knew it was the modality for me to pay it forward and pass on healing to more Souls.

1,000+ individuals later, I was guided to shift yet again, this time by creating a mission-based organization – Rising UP for Love – as the vehicle for spreading more Love on this plane of consciousness through Love Activism in partnership with key charities/organizations, emotional empowerment tools and more.

You can join the movement here.

Still, through it all, I write.

I write billboard messages in partnership with The Joy Team that cover the Portland, Oregon skyline with positive and Love-filled messages.

Currently, I’m writing for a design magazine, blogging about food and intermittent fasting through Metaphysical Menu, copywriting for sustainable and progressive businesses, blowing up Instagram with social media writing for clients and editing a new fiction novel by a powerful feminine writer (my fave to support!).

I’m also enjoying playing with my radio broadcasting chops – a passion of mine since high school – via my Awakening: The Podcast.

You can also check out my latest articles on Elephant Journal and more here.

Thank you for being part of my journey, and I look forward to all of the delicious ways you and I meet up – on this plane and beyond. Xo

Traditional Education, Certifications & Bestseller Status

  • Associates of Applied Science in Marketing, Portland Community College, 2000
  • Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on English & Women’s Studies, Portland State University, graduated Summa Cum Laude, 2008
  • Master Success & Mentor Coach certification, InsideTrack, 2008-2011
  • Certified PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner, 2010-2017
  • The Quest: A Tale of Desire & Magic optioned as a film, 2013
  • Amazon Bestselling author, And Then It Was You, #1, 2016
  • Amazon Bestselling author, Live Like You’re On Vacation, #9, 2018
  • In progress: Masters in Metaphysical Science & Doctorate in Metaphysical Psychology

Energy Medicine / Consciousness / Spiritual Education

  • Shamballa Multidimensional Reiki Attunement, 2008
  • BodyTalk Fundamentals 1&2 – Merging of Western & Eastern principles by tuning in to Higher Consciousness and an individual’s Higher Self
  • Women’s Sexual Health minor in BodyTalk
  • Advanced BodyTalk Protocol
  • Advanced BodyTalk Integration
  • Principles of Consciousness Mod 3
  • Biodynamics – Chinese Medicine Mod 4&7
  • Macrocosmic Bodymind – Astrology, Past Lives, Lifecyles, Chinese Clock Mod 6
  • Matrix dynamics – Matrixes Mod 9
  • FreeFall 1- addressing core dynamics with parents, intimacy, relationship
  • San Baio – Energetic Acupuncture
  • 5 Elements, 50 Conditions – Chinese Medicine
  • Mindscape – Intuitive Process
  • Body Ecology – Microbiomes
  • Eastern Medicine – Psychic channels / Ancestral Meridians, Kundalini cycles
  • *All of the above taken from 2009-2016
  • Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction / Art of Allowing seminars, 2011-present
  • Womb Wisdom training with Anaiya Sophia, 2012
  • Abraham-Hicks 6-day Art of Allowing workshop, 2014
  • Outrageous Openness (Surrender) Training, Tosha Silver, 2014
  • PaRama Unit 1 & Practical – Advanced brain and energetic dynamics, 2016-2017
  • Barefoot Doctors Program, Dr. Janet Galipo, 2017
  • Immune System healing, Dr. John Veltheim, 2018
  • Studied Love, Partnership and Higher Relating under Alison Armstrong, Regena Thomashauer (aka Mama Gena), Nicole Moore and famed dating and relationship coach Marni Battista, 2008-present
  • Teaching The Teachers Course by Marianne Willamson, 2018
  • Jade Pleasure, Layla Martin, 2019

Writing Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on English & Women’s Studies, Portland State University, graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • The Copy Cure program by Marie Forleo
  • Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting course, through AWAI
  • Member of American Writers & Artists, Inc. (AWAI)
  • Barefoot Writers Club member
  • Secrets of Writing for the Health market course, through AWAI

“I love a book that makes me laugh and inspires me to honor the truth I feel within. The Quest does all of this and more. It artfully encourages us to follow what we know to be true – that we have the answers within. The Quest is a story anyone can relate to and it leads us to knowing that when all is said and done – our truth is all that matter.”

JAMES F. TWYMAN, NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND PEACE TROUBADOUR

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Press & Article Features

Below are links to my features & articles to give you a taste of my style.

Happy reading, and I look forward to working with you!

Have Yourself a Sober Little Christmas on Elephant Journal

Retail Pop-up Goes Glossy in design:retail

Merging AI & Social Media in design:retail

Jewelry Goes Gypsy-Luxe in design:retail

University of Michigan Opens Museum of Natural History Retail Store in design:retail

July Column on Love, Sex & Sacred Union in Spirit Guides Magazine

May Column on Love, Sex & Sacred Union in Spirit Guides Magazine

The #1 Way To Create More Love In Your Life* on Sivana East
*As seen in the Sivana Spirit weekly newsletter.

How to Stop that Voice that says “You aren’t Worthy, Lovable & you Don’t Matter” Dead in its Tracks on Elephant Journal

An Awakening of the Sole in design:retail

11 Things you can Enjoy—Now that you’re Alcohol-Free on Elephant Journal

April Column on Love, Sex & Sacred Union in Spirit Guides Magazine

Waking from a Nightmare: My Recovery as a former Addict, a Liar & a Cheat on Elephant Journal

March Column on Love, Sex & Sacred Union in Spirit Guides Magazine

Happiness as a Spiritual Path on Elephant Journal

5 Ways that Creating Healthy Love is a lot like Going Vegan on Elephant Journal

Love As A Liberation on Spirit Guides Magazine

2019 Is The Year Of The Sacred Woman on Sivana East

I’m 40, And I’m Finally In a Healthy Relationship on Elephant Journal

#WhyIDidntReport, and Why It’s Now Time to Tell the Truth on Elephant Journal

Why Being Sober Might Be The Best Idea We Never Had on Elephant Journal

The Most Delicious Way to Love & Live on Elephant Journal

A Simple Prayer That Took Away My Pain & Can Maybe Take Yours Too on Elephant Journal

The #1 Key To Your Prosperity (It’s Not What You Think) on Sivana East

Your Darkness Is Exactly What You Need to Thrive on Sivana East

What Death Taught Me About Love on Sivana East

Spirit-Led Love on Spirit Guides Magazine

Uplevel Your Love Life with Spirit-Led Dating on Spirit Guides Magazine

Spirit-Led Radio on YouTube

5 Steps To Create A Love Revolution on FinerMinds

Leaving My Religion, Armageddon Theory & Stepping Into My Power on Elephant Journal

Why Meditating For 11 Minutes Can Make You Feel Better Now on FinerMinds

Want To Be Rich? Here’s How — And It’s Not What You Think on FinerMinds

5 Life Truths That Change Everything on FinerMinds

Here’s a Little Secret About Our Egos on Elephant Journal

Dear Money: It’s Not You, It’s Me on Elephant Journal

Former Experience Junkie Learns what Truly Living is Really About on Elephant Journal

Why Sickness Can Be a Signal to Change Course on Elephant Journal

Articles on The Huffington Post

How to Make 2015 Your “Richest” Year Yet on Plum Deluxe

Decision Making for the Conscious Entrepreneur on Conscious Millionaire

How Many Messages Should You Send Before You’ve Been Ghosted? An Expert Reveals All & It’s Spooky

Dating Advice For Engaged Couples, According To Experts

How To Support Your Partner When They Experience Loss, Because You’re In This Together

If You’re Comfortable In Your Relationship, You’ll Notice These 4 Things About Yourself

Should You Have A Religious Wedding If You’re Not Religious? Here’s What You Should Factor In

Can You Fall Back In Love With Your Ex? According To Experts, It’s Possible

The 1 Thing Matchmakers Tell Clients About Sending That First Text Is So Helpful

If You’ve Never Been In A Relationship, Here’s Why You Have Nothing To Worry About

Should You Date Someone You’re Sure Isn’t Your Soulmate? An Expert Weighs In

Does Seeming Less Interested Really Give You The Upper Hand In Relationships? Experts Explain

What Matchmakers Tell Their Clients About First Dates Is So Simple, But So Helpful

Matchmakers Reveal How Long It Takes To Know If There’s Chemistry, So Don’t Rush

If The Honeymoon Period Is Over, You Might Notice Some New Red Flags — Here’s What To Do

Is It Bad To Fight Over Text? A Relationship Expert Gets To The Bottom Of This Dilemma

9 Matchmakers Reveal What They Look For When Setting People Up & It’s So Obvious

How To Get Over Someone Who Used You As A Rebound

3 Ways To Set Boundaries In A Relationship So You Get What You Want

All The Subtle Signs Your Partner’s Behavior Is Not Love, It’s Love Bombing

Can You Ever Really Stop Being In Love With Someone?

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Say “I Love You” To Your Partner

If Your Partner Has These 8 Special Qualities, You Should Never Let Him Go

Podcast Interview on Cosmic Tuesdays with Anthony Picco

Podcast Interview on Innerbloom Podcast with Alexa & Amby

Podcast Interview on All Things in the Name of Love with Dr. Erica Risberg

Podcast Interview on Awakenings with Michele Meiche

Podcast Interview on Spirit Guides Radio with hosts Arizona & Morgan

Video Interview on Adera Live with Adera Angelucci

Podcast interview on The Uprising Podcast with Kristin Thompson

Radio Interview on Spirit Guides Radio with hosts Arizona & Maeluna

Radio Interview on Being Inspired Radio Show with host Amanda Johnson

Video Interview on Radical Self Love Summit hosted by Lillian Benrubi

Podcast Interview on Passion Driven. Purpose Led. with Adera Angelucci

Interview on Conscious Millionaire Health Podcast with J V Crum III – Building a Body-Soul Connection

Podcast Interview on The Awakened Goddess with host Angela Wilkinson – Living a Spirit-Led Life

HeatherStrang.com on TV – Group spreads positivity on PDX billboards

Joy Team to spread message on billboards in 19 cities

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation shares Heather’s Billboard for The Joy Team’s #SmileAcrossAmerica Campaign

Podcast Interview on Rock Your Talk & Biz with host Kristin Thompson – Spirit-Led Wealth, 6-figure launches, and living your Highest Path & Purpose

Podcast Interview on The Boomer Business Owner with host Charlie Poznek – Building Your Business with Energy Therapy

Podcast Interview on Paycheck to Passion with hosts Meredith and Jasper – Finding Your Bliss

Podcast Interview on You Leading You with host Sean Ackerman– Dancing, Meditating, Healing = Abundant Success

Podcast Interview on Conscious Millionaire with host J V Crum III – Spirit-Led & Loving it

Podcast Interiew on Join Up Dots with host David Ralph

Divine Alignment Podcast with Connie Bowman

Podcast interview on Inspired Works with host Chuck Wang

Joy Team Unveils 100th Billboard in Portland with Heather Strang on KGW News

Heather Strang is Portland’s 100th Positive Messaging Billboard on KATU News

Radio interview on Vital Lessons by Aimee DuFresne

Interview on A Congruent Life

Interview with Sarah O’Leary for New Renaissance Bookshop

Radio interview on Energy Medicine and Aligning With Who We Really Are with Patrick Timpone from One Radio Network

Finding Love, Where the Boys Are or Aren’t…The Oregonian

Energetic Matchmaking on Body in Balance