Meaningful change for a meaningful life.

Hi, I’m Dr. Sarah Sarkis

I’m a psychologist by training, and a certified executive and performance coach by practice. I also moonlight as a writer and speaker. My integrated approach is big on science, low on bullshit.

I’m available for individual, team, and organizational collaboration.

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Game changer 💥👊🏼

📷 : @gabbybernstein 

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #takenoshit #nofucksgiven
The choice belongs to you. ✨

📷 : @houseofleaders.co 

#awareness #cultivatingawareness #selfmastery #personalpower #ivegotthepower #yougotthis #youdoyou #competitiveadvantage #optimalperformance #optimalwellbeing #peakperformance #brainscience #learnthelessons #selfdevelopment #performancequotes #executivecoaching #executivecoach #executiveleadership
How do you measure success? 💡

📷 : @kerwinrae 

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #successquotes #executivecoaching #executivecoach
What power in your life could you claim by letting go of something you've been clinging to? 💡

📷 : @createthelove 

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #letitgo #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #psychologistsofinstagram #executivecoaching #executivecoach
Ready to change the formula? ✨

📷 : @jairekrobbins 

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #feelingstuck #stuck #psychologist #therapyquotes
This is an inside job. 💡

Remember this with every decision, every purchase, every escape you make - it's gotta be healed within. The rest is just noise. 👇🏼

Further Reading on the Blog --> "Blind to Our Blindness: The Power of the Unconscious" (Link in my Bio) ✨

📷 : @dradijaffe 

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery
The relationship between intuition and stillness is intimate. ✨

📷 : @drjennhardy 

#taketimetorest #restandrecovery #recoveryquotes #donothing #selfcare #optimalperformance #wellnessweekend #healthandwellness #wellnessquotes #takecare #mytherapistsays #mytherapy #justbreathe #selflove #selfdevelopment #trainyourbrain #recovery #stillness #intuition
Are you making those tough decisions and prioritzing yourself? That's the kind of self-care we're talking about. 💥👊🏼

📷 : @steven @igntd.me 

#taketimetorest #restandrecovery #recoveryquotes #donothing #selfcare #optimalperformance #wellnessweekend #healthandwellness #wellnessquotes #takecare #mytherapistsays #mytherapy #justbreathe #selflove #selfdevelopment #trainyourbrain #recovery
Read. That. Again. 💥

Pathological accommodating starts in childhood, expands during adolescence, and by the time we are adults, if you haven’t addressed it in your life, its tentacles are everywhere. 🤯

📷 : @melrobbins 

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery
Always. Critics sit in the cheap seats. Remember that. 👊🏼

#mindset #getstarted #juststart #justdoit #buildingmyempire #fempire #fempowerment #entrepreneurquotes #motivationquotes #dailyinspo #gottastartsomewhere #performancecoach #dreambig #goalgetter #goaldigger #peakperformance #psychologist #therapyiscool #igotthis
Psychological flexibility allows us to adaptively respond (vs react) to the ever-changing landscape of our lives. ✨

Further Reading on the Blog 👇🏼

"Psychological Flexibility Is The New Black: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How To Train For It" (Link in Bio) 💡

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #psychologicalflexibility
Here’s to wild minds and disciplined eyes. ✨

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #creativityquotes
If you want to be free, learn how to stay. ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #pemachodron
I maintain that stress, anxiety, grief, etc. are not in and of themselves pathological. 

It’s how we orbit around these influences that trip us up. ✨

📷 : @_stephenlin.ownyourdestiny

#mentalhealthblogger #optimalperformance #everydaygreatness #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #executives #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #flow #grit #resilient
Buyer beware. Be mindful of the culture you’re adapting to. ✨

#taketimetorest #restandrecovery #recoveryquotes #donothing #selfcare #optimalperformance #wellnessweekend #healthandwellness #wellnessquotes #takecare #mytherapistsays #mytherapy #justbreathe #selflove #selfdevelopment #trainyourbrain #recovery
First things first ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #relationshipquotes #conflictresolution
This is an interesting way to look at rejection of all kinds - relationships ending, unrequited love, career changes, job loss, etc. It’s all about perspective. ✨

Further Reading on the Blog --> "How to Inoculate Yourself Against the Fear of Rejection" (Link in Bio) 💡

📷 : @drjennhardy 

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #rejection
Where are you heading? ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework
What you resist, persists. 

Accepting and working with this moment, this situation, this experience - rather than resisting it - can be transformative. ✨

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #beherenow #powerofnow
Give it time. Give yourself time. ✨

📷 : @thedarlingtree 

#yougotthis #youdoyou #competitiveadvantage #optimalperformance #optimalwellbeing #peakperformance #brainscience #learnthelessons #selfdevelopment #performancequotes #executivecoach #executivecoaching #stoicwisdom

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