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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.

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I was recently a guest on the Nishant Garg Show, which is a podcast about helping you live a fulfilled life. On it, host @garg_nishant sits with world class experts to extract the practices, routines, and habits to help you live an abundant life. 🎙

During our wide-ranging chat, we discussed everything from self-mastery, psychological flexibility, emotional skills, self-regulation practices, our relationships with risk, cultivating a sense of wellness, and more. ✨

New Podcast Appearance: The Nishant Garg Show --> LINK in my BIO 🎧

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologypodcast #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #podcast #selfhelppodcast #performancepodcast
It’s a temptation. Don’t pretend it’s not. 

Own your rage and anger, or it’ll own you. 🔥

📷 : @lexfridman 

#awareness #cultivatingawareness #selfmastery #personalpower #ivegotthepower #yougotthis #youdoyou #competitiveadvantage #optimalperformance #optimalwellbeing #peakperformance #brainscience #learnthelessons #selfdevelopment #performancequotes #executivecoaching #executivecoach #rage #anger #angermanagement
I like this a lot. ✨

📷 : @seydanoirwords @poets 

#mentalhealthblogger #performanceblog #performancecoach #peakperformance #optimalperformance #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #flow #grit #resilient #selfcare #mentalhealth #mentalwellness
It’s obvious by now - if you’ve been around me long enough, you know that I’ve been in a seven year love affair with the unconscious. ✨

Interested in learning more about biases? 👇🏽

Stay tuned for an upcoming talk on biases, blind spots, and behavior. Be sure to subscribe in the link in my bio to ensure you receive the next post on this subject, coming soon. 🧠

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #biases #bias #theunconscious
It's interesting to observe this... ✨

#taketimetorest #restandrecovery #recoveryquotes #donothing #selfcare #optimalperformance #wellnessweekend #healthandwellness #wellnessquotes #takecare #mytherapistsays #mytherapy #justbreathe #selflove #selfdevelopment #trainyourbrain #recovery #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellness 

📷 : @drwillcole
Basically, yeah. 🙃

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework
Work in progress. ✨

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery 

📷 : @ozlifenow
This is important. ✨

#mentalhealthblogger #performanceblog #performancecoach #peakperformance #optimalperformance #excellence #everydaygreatness #successquotes #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #executives #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #flow #grit #resilient 

📷 : @kindrahall
There’s so much good that can come from this world of connectedness that we have created in the virtual realm. There is no denying that. 💫

But there is also a seedy underbelly that has contributed to a global atrophy of our ability to sit in our intimate emotions long enough to listen, really listen, to what the deeper meaning and lessons are that lie just beneath the surface... 

ON the BLOG 👉🏼 "How to Be More Mindful While Using Social Media" --> LINK in BIO ✨

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #letitgo #storyteller #blamegame #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #psychologyblog #socialmediablog #socialmediapsychology
Ain’t that the truth. ✨

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #letitgo #storyteller #blamegame #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery
I feel this down in my bones. 💥

📷 : @lexfridman 

#mentalhealthblogger #performanceblog #performancecoach #peakperformance #optimalperformance #excellence #everydaygreatness #successquotes #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #executives #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #flow #grit #resilient #freedomquotes #makingmistakes
Here’s to the reinventions. 💥👊🏼

📷 : @ruswrites 

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #reinvention #reinventingmyself
This is a really really solid point. 🔥

📷 : @wildwomansisterhoodofficial 

#mentalhealthblogger #performanceblog #performancecoach #peakperformance #optimalperformance #excellence #everydaygreatness #successquotes #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #executives #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #youdoyou #questioneverything
I had to learn this one the hard way, but it has been life changing once I got it. 

How about you? ✨

📷 : @warrior_goddess_training @themindsjournal 

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery
People say, “I can do this.” 

I reply, “You are doing it.” 👊🏼

📷 : @holly 

#rigged #ownit #insidejob #dothework #selfcare #selfconfidence #selflove #acceptyourself #youdoyou #selfdevelopment #personalgrowth #selfmastery #therapymemes #psychologymemes #psychologist #therapyiscool #iamworthy #emotionalwellbeing #knowyourtruth #optimist #optimismquotes #positivepsychology
This has been true 100% of the time in my life. ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #fears #embracethefear #beyondfear #fearquotes 

📷 : @neil_strauss
It’s our unconscious patterns that rule the roost. 🤯

On the Blog --> "Six Sneaky Habits That Fuel Self-Sabotage" --> Link in Bio ✨

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #selfsabotage #sabotage 

📷 : @sasha_tozzi
It most definitely will. You do you. 👊🏼

#insidejob #dothework #selfcare #selfconfidence #selflove #acceptyourself #youdoyou #selfdevelopment #personalgrowth #selfmastery #therapymemes #psychologymemes #psychologist #therapyiscool #iamworthy #emotionalwellbeing #knowyourtruth #optimist #optimismquotes #positivepsychology #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #comparisonquotes
I can’t think of anything more wasteful than wasting time.  I guess that vantage point comes with middle age.  Another great benefit from getting old. ✨

#taketimetorest #restandrecovery #recoveryquotes #donothing #selfcare #optimalperformance #wellnessweekend #healthandwellness #wellnessquotes #takecare #mytherapistsays #mytherapy #justbreathe #selflove #selfdevelopment #trainyourbrain #recovery #onlyonelife #enjoylife #embracelife #livefortoday #mindfulness
Never. I love a good reinvention tour. ✨

#awareness #cultivatingawareness #selfmastery #personalpower #ivegotthepower #yougotthis #youdoyou #competitiveadvantage #optimalperformance #optimalwellbeing #peakperformance #brainscience #learnthelessons #selfdevelopment #performancequotes #reinventyourself #reinventingmyself 

📷 : @theglobalcreator

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