Originally from Seattle, WA, Cyrus Howe grew up swimming, and playing soccer, basketball, and baseball—developing a love for sports early on. His Thai mom guaranteed a love for food and cooking, too. After moving to Hawai‘i in 2008, Cyrus’s parents were kind enough to let him move “back in” upon graduating from the University of Washington in 2010. After spending a year teaching English in Thailand with his wife, Cyrus attended Hawai‘i Pacific University, where he got his MA in Sustainability. He received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2021. His passion for community development and people’s happiness led him to become the Blue Zones Project® – Hawai‘i Worksite Lead. As much as he likes being in the kitchen, Cyrus also likes spending time with his wife in their Makiki Community Garden plot.
My Power 9
When I think of the Power 9®, two quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama about Purpose come to mind: “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito” and “I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy.”