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

Distilled Thriving Framework

A shorter, more distilled version of the Thriving framework I am working toward.

Ask Science: Synthesizing sleep science for learning, memory, and cognition at all ages

Description of a pilot project synthesizing sleep science as it relates to learning (/ memory / cognition) as it relates to children, adults, and aging.

12 Favorite Questions for 2021

Prompted by Richard Feynman's 12 favorite problems, here are my 12 favorite questions that I'll be exploring and refining throughout 2021 (and beyond).

Translating Love Languages to Love Signals

A critical assessment of Love Languages and a translation to Love Signals.

The Magic of Metaphor

How we can use the form, function, and critical importance of conceptual metaphors to yield meaning and understanding.

Write of Passage - being the observer and the participant

A detailed personal reflection on the empowering and disabling qualities of the popular cohort-based course Write of Passage.

The lenses through which I see Thriving

I focus on Thriving through the lenses of my cultural background and life experiences. These are the 5 lenses that I currently wear to make sense and meaning of my reality.