Hi, I'm Henry

Welcome & pleasure to connect.

My life's mission is to maximize Thriving for individuals, families, and organizations.

Big topic, I know. That's why I have a 50 Year Master Plan.

My writing explores the science, technology, business, and spirituality of Thriving. I offer my thoughts and learnings with an open palm, and if you are inspired, perhaps we can discuss over a bowl of tea.

I publish my longer writing here and I also write a shorter weekly newsletter called Thriving Thursdays. Every week I send synthesized sensemaking in physical, intellectual, emotional, and relational arenas. Plus a lot of beautiful art.

Care to join the fun?

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A little about me

My Past

  • Born in the former Soviet Union
  • Won my largest trophy in grade school
    (for a silly math competition) and my most serious trophy in high school (performing improv comedy)
  • Completed 3 startup incubators (, Lean Startup, and )
  • Semi-professional Argentine Tango dancer
  • Founded and produced a feature-length interactive circus

My Present
last updated: Jan 2022

  • Relishing the redwoods near Stanford's campus while I complete the MSx program
  • Exploring the Search Fund model for businesses related to Thriving
  • Doing an independent research project with MAPS
  • Studying Cha Dao, the Way of Tea
  • Working on Year 2 of my Master Plan

My Future

  • Learning guitar and handpan drums
  • Learning to read scientific articles as a non-scientists
  • Launching a cohort-based course for pre-parents (target conception in 6-24 months)
  • Starting a family with my wonderful wife
  • Stewarding 100+ acres for the Global Institute for Thriving (GIFT)
  • Speaking 5 languages from 5 language families fluently

How can I support your Thriving?

One of the primary reasons for this site is to connect with those seeking Thriving.

I write about wacky things like note taking and dreamscaping. I also write about more serious topics like values over goals and Life over God. And I certainly have a lot to think about for Thriving.

More than anything, I'm writing for you. I seek to empower you on your journey. And in doing so, curate the awareness to support others as well.

If you have questions or comments, reach out. Where I have knowledge and capacity, I'll offer my insights. Where I do not, I'll add it to my list to research and get back to you.

It's an honor to walk this path together.

🙏🏼    Ichi-go ichi-e  🙏🏼

Recent Posts

My new and improved abortion position

Where I have landed on abortion and why

Personal thought experiments to define personal abortion ethics

Three difficult thought experiments to help people refine their edges around abortion situations

Abortion ethical axioms

Defining the four ethical axioms that are the building blocks of most abortion arguments

Questioning my abortion position & rationale

Explanation of why I reconsidered my abortion position and the design criteria of how I approached that exploration.

30-Day Challenge - March 2022

March 30-day challenge, a hip opening series of stretches from Yogabody, was an unequivocal success. Surprised by the progress and enjoyment and started the series again.

30-Day Challenge - February 2022

February 2022 challenge was physical declutter. I had 42% compliance and consider this challenge a qualified success with valuable lessons learned along the way.

30-Day Challenge - January 2022

I was inspired to do 30-day challenges and for January I chose to digitally declutter. Overall, the experience was a resounding success!