chris elms

My blogs

About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Co-Active Coach, in Become More Amazing
Location Austin, TX / Sonoma, CA/ Orcas Island
Introduction I've had a full life of love and learning and laughter.
The love of my life appeared on my mother and son's birthday, March 24, in 2015.
On March 5, 2016 we were married.

We are training in Co-Active coaching. Look it up. It's trained the most people in the world and is the most honoring of the client.

In Co-Active coaching we honor your need to go within, discover your strengths and values and resources and become even more amazing. No advice: just deep, deep, deep listening

In the past I've learned from and loved:
Being Present,
the Gurdjieff work,
the work of Byron Katie (60 days with her),
the Feldenkrais Method® & the Anat Baniel Method,
and Energy for Success, a 5000 year old system

Most of all, love has guided and blessed me. You can see it in the pictures.

If you want more love, more presence, more happiness, more success of a delighted and present nature, contact me. And enjoy the blog, no matter what.
Interests now, nature, love, gardens, real love, communication, friendship no matter what, mindfulness in sex and love, learning, The Work of Byron Katie, Adyashanti, Feldenkrais, Anat Baniel Method, waking up, loving what is, the work of Byron Katie, the Gurdjieff work, happiness no matter what, soul, soil, silliness, now, now, this one too: now
Favorite Movies Juno, Happy Go Lucky, Moscow Belgium, Moscow does not believe in Tears, Secret Life of Bees, Lars and the Real Doll, Garden State, Some Like it Hot, Casablanca, Singing in the Rain, Princess Bride, Love Actually, Being John Malcovitch, Cinderella Man, Akeelah and the Bee, Little Miss Sunshine, Rushmore, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Pump up the Volume, Garden State, Amadeus, Fly Away Home
Favorite Music Buddy Holly, Beethoven, Miro String Quarter, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Eva Cassady, Beatles, Blondie, Willie Nelson, Alanis Morissette, Gina Chavez, Conspirare
Favorite Books Bell Canto, State of Wonder, The Girl who saved the King of Sweden, Flight Behavior, Half a Yellow Sun, Americanah, Modoc, Loving What Is, Emptiness Dancing, Falling from Grace, the Gift, Slow Sex, Tar Baby, Jitterbug Perfume, Motherless Brooklyn, Love Poems to God, I Heard God Laughing, the Book of Strangers, Happiness for No Reason, War and Peace, (new translation), In Search of the Miraculous, Raw Fifty, 12 steps to Raw Foods, Moving into Life, Awareness Through Movement, the Green Smoothie Revolution, Guns Germs Steel, Happy No Matter What, Saving the Cat, White Teeth, Shipping News, Accidental Tourist, Ragtime, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Son Rise, Tales of the Dervishes, Caravan of Dreams, the Gift, I Heard God Laughing Ladies Detective series, Animal Dreams, Boyhood with Gurdjieff, Loving What Is, Nasrudin, Awareness Heals, Awareness Through Movement, The Elusive Obvious, Out Stealing Horses, the Gift, A thousand names for joy, Autobiography of a Yogi, the Waves, Nasrududin, Rumi poems, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Gary Snyder

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If you didn't buy anything but food and transportation and necessities for a couple of weeks, what great things could you learn about real happiness? Who do you want to be close to, and aren't?