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You are in a rough transition.

To feel better, you tried -

To stay busy and distract yourself.

To avoid your pain.

To pretend that you are fine.

To share your pain with your family and friends.

To ignore disturbing emotions such as anxiety and sadness.

But you are still -

Overwhelmed by strong emotions.

Feeling stuck.

Confused and don't know where to go from here.

Joyless and heavy-hearted.

Longing for peace and harmony.

Staying busy to avoid emotional pain or ignoring the issues related to life changes

may give you a temporary escape. But it will make your transition more difficult.

I  witnessed my clients, family, and friends trying the escape strategy and ended up with a longer and harder transition.

I took the same strategy when I went through a rough transition in Los Angels in my twenties.

I did everything to avoid pain and anxiety: emotional eating and drinking, dating, withdrawing, denial, and more.

To get out of three years of mess in L. A, I created another transition (two years of joyless life in my home country, Japan) only to go deeper into the mud. 

The escape strategy does NOT work because it is an attempt to deal with

transition superficially without making an internal shift.

A transition caused by a life-changing event (passing of a loved one, divorce, job loss, etc) opens the door to inner transition that will create fundamental changes in self-identity, values, views, and personality.

It took me six years of outer transition to begin the inner transition and thrive in the time of uncertainty.

You can thrive in transition only if you engage in your inner journey. 

When another major transition knocked me down in my early fifties, I knew the escape strategy would not work.

I took a very different approach (read more about it here) and intentionally began inner transition right away.

I grew through changes and created a fulfilling and well-balanced new life.

Deep love, gratitude, and peace emerged in my heart.

YOU can receive the gift of transition, too.


What you need first is a clear understanding of transition and a sound strategy to survive and thrive in a challenging time.


Once you are thriving in your transition, you will be ready to visualize and manifest a new life filled with abundant love, peace, and gratitude.

Your transition is an opportunity

to birth a new YOU.

Lotus Transition Guidance Program

My 8-module transition guidance program will guide you through your transformation journey step by step. 

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1. Prepare Your Safety Net

2. Ride the Wave of Emotion

3. Improve Your Holistic Health
4. Cope with Uncertainty
5. Understand Inner Transition
6. Assess Your Current Life
7. Visioning & First Step Forward

8. Birthing a New You

Explore your inner transition to

transform your life



Your first goal is to survive your transition without somatizing your emotional stress.

Learn how to stay calm and live your life with as little disturbance as possible in an uncertain time.  

Survive Transition

(1st - 4th petals) 


Your next goal is to grow through the transition.

Once you regain emotional stability and normalcy, you will want to thrive in your life rather than just surviving. 

Thrive in a Challenging Time

(5th - 6th petals) 


Your last goal is to shift from transition to transformation.

Once you are thriving in transition, you are ready to create the life you desire.

Begin a Transformation Journey

(7th - 8th petals) 

This program is for you if you are - 

       Having a hard time dealing with life changes and managing your emotions.

       Feeling lost or stuck in your transition process.

       Eager to learn a coping strategy during the transition.

       Open to the possibility of transforming yourself and creating a new life that reflects   

       your shifting values and qualities.

In this program, you will -

Gain more clarity during the confusing state of transition.


Acquire skills to manage emotions and balance holistic health.

Regain calm and know how to maintain it.


Build an effective support network that will assist you throughout your transition.

Understand that a transition has inner and outer dimensions and the inner transition will lead to self-transformation.


Learn about the five stages of transformation, recognize where you are in your

transformation process, and receive management tips in each stage.

Create a new vision for your life and take the first few steps toward it.

Learn how to manifest your vision while dealing with the ups and downs of life.

The work Sari does is amazing. It has helped me immensely in my life transition process. Her ability to not only understand and empathize with my personal experience but to also offer extensive guidance and wisdom has already done wonders for me. Learning from her various approaches to difficult life circumstances has served me well in a time of great need. 

She is knowledgeable, well-trained with her work, and easy to open up to, allowing me to share my deepest and most concerning fears and struggles as I sort through the difficulties I’m currently facing.


I can say with all honesty that I don't think I could have made it this far in my transition without Sari. Connecting with her has been such a blessing for which I remain grateful for every day. Words alone can’t express how much of a blessing it is to have people like her in the world who do real good for those going though difficult times." 

Matt G

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Sari for her kindness, understanding, and flexibility in working with me. Embarking on the journey of discovery with Sari helped me restore some of the much-needed clarity in the pursuit of my life’s calling. She has clearly achieved a strong command on topics related to life guidance. From the first time I met her until the last session of guidance, I felt absolutely welcomed, accepted, understood, and encouraged. Warren Buffet once said that the best investment one can make is that in oneself and I feel that working with Sari is nothing short of that.”

Gasper Sopi

Thank you for creating a nonjudgmental safe place and giving me hope. I will get through this and find a gift."

Donna Carey

Any questions?

What is the difference between your guidance service, therapy, and life coaching?


Psychotherapy is the therapist-led past-focused treatment for emotional healing. A therapist helps a client discover the root cause of her emotional pain, problematic behavior pattern, values, worldview, or any psychological or behavioral issues by untangling her past. A life coach focuses on the present and assists a client in moving forward to create a more fulfilling and balanced life. The main body of life coaching work consists of a self-directed assessment of the current life, visioning, goal setting, action planning, and accountability. Unlike the therapist and client relationship, a coach facilitates a client’s self-directed learning.


I have studied life coaching and hold the certification of the Certified Professional Coach. Although I passionately support self-directed learning and client empowerment, my experience working with people struggling with life transition taught me that they needed much more than coaching. Their first need is to survive their emotionally charged transition. They want to feel better and deal with uncertainty with more ease. Only after they attain emotional stability and a better understanding of their transition, they have the capacity to assess their current life, vision for the future, and take action toward achieving their goals. I created the 8-Petaled Life Transition Guidance Program to help my clients survive their transition, thrive in the challenging time, and transform themselves so they can create a balanced, peaceful, fulfilling, and vibrant life. I consider my guidance service as enhanced life coaching.

Many of my clients have worked with a therapist, often for many years. Although therapy helped them examine their past and identify the fundamental cause of their emotional disturbance, they were frustrated about still feeling stuck after spending significant time and money on therapy. Some of my clients left their therapists once they started my guidance course while some others chose to work with both their therapist and me. I suggest you see a therapist if you are experiencing severe grief, deep sadness, despair, intense anxiety, or any other heavy emotions because therapists are trained to diagnose and treat those mental states. 

Do you guarantee a satisfactory result?

YES, I do! I know my guidance will help you because of my experience working with my clients and coping with my own transitions. If you decide to discontinue my course after the first three sessions, I will issue a refund for the remaining session(s). I offer you this guarantee because I’m confident that you will be satisfied with my course. 

Can I upgrade from one course to another?

Yes! You can apply the fee you paid toward another course. Please note there is a $25 upgrade fee.

Do I have to commit to a multiple-session course? Can I just take one session?

The success of my guidance service relies on mutual trust with my client that takes some time to build. You will leap the maximum benefit by taking a course. With that being said, I offer a one-time 90-minute session at $125 for those who just need a transition strategy and survival tips. Please contact me if you would like to book a one-time session.

It's a lot of money for me.

I hear you! It must be a bit scary to make a financial commitment when you are dealing with a lot of uncertainty. Let's pause for a moment and think how much happiness and peace are worth. It's priceless, isn't it? The most important thing for you, I think, is to bring calm, balance, and joy back into your life first. Investing in yourself will bring you life-changing returns.  


Are you in a challenging financial situation? I don't want to see anyone giving up my service because of financial difficulty. Please consult with me about sliding scale fees and payment options if you can't afford to pay the regular price under the circumstances.





Thrive in a challenging time
(2 months)
  • 1st - 6th petals of the Lotus Transition Guidance Program with handouts.



  • One 90-minute guidance session + six 60-minute guidance sessions over a month via Zoom or in-person at Sari’s sanctuary in Driftwood, TX

  • Unlimited email or text communication with Sari before, during, and after the program.

  • Newsletter: Wisdom, tips, and tools to navigate your transition delivered to your inbox.


(or $335 x 2)

Begin a Transformation Journey
(3 months)



(or $300 x 3)

  • 1st - 4th petals of the Lotus Transition Guidance Program with handouts.



  • One 90-minute guidance session + three 60-minute guidance sessions over a month via Zoom or in-person at Sari’s sanctuary in Driftwood, TX

  • Unlimited email or text communication with Sari before, during, and after the program.

  • Newsletter: Wisdom, tips, and tools to navigate your transition delivered to your inbox.

  • The entire Lotus Transition Guidance Program with handouts.

  • One 90-minute guidance session + nine 60-minute guidance sessions over three months via Zoom or in-person at Sari’s sanctuary in Driftwood, TX​

  • Unlimited email or text communication with Sari before, during, and after the program.

  • Newsletter: Wisdom, tips, and tools to navigate your transition delivered to your inbox.

Survive transition 
(1 month)



Not sure if we are a good match?

Book a 20-minute complimentary Zoom call to discuss any concerns and to see
if we can build rapport.

My Invitation to You

When I faced a very rough transition in my twenties, I had no one who could guide me through the unknown territory of confusion, self-doubt, and fear. After having gone through the survive-thrive-transform process later in my life, I vowed to help others struggling with life changes so they would not get lost as I had.

I'm here for you when you are ready to take

your transition journey with me. 

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