LEARNING
HERE'S AN OVERVIEW OF THE MANY LEARNING
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT OUR SITE
Dear Visitor,
Because I firmly believe that LEARNING is everyone's ultimate lifelong purpose, I am presenting my designs in the context of a comprehensive learning center to complement the online store. By integrating the stories behind the products – the interpretations of symbolism and historical perspectives – with inspirational messages and instructions in simple-to-use relaxation and visioning techniques, I hope to bring you a multidimensional experience that transforms products into lasting tools for achieving a better way of life.

-Barbara

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enjoy the storieswithout ever having to make a purchase
prosper throughout your life's longevity
explore your ability for creativity

Master the art of change

BY TAPPING INTO THE POWER AND ENERGY
OF THE CHINESE DRAGON

Five Steps to Success

AN INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE THAT BUILDS THE DAILY PRACTICE INTO A PROCESS FOR ACHIEVING A PERSONAL GOAL. WHETHER IT'S LOSING WEIGHT, FINDING A NEW LOVE, OR SAVING MONEY, LET THE DRAGON CHAMPION YOUR DREAM.

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FEATURING A REPLICA Feng Shui CHINESE COIN
The Dragon (right) and long tailed Phoenix Bird (left)
were powerful symbols of harmony, with the dragon
as the most powerful source of energy or "Chi".

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relish the wonders of nature from geodes
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honor the work of the human hand
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how can quartz help me to think about conserving personal energy
self directed visioning
umano beads are tools for relaxation and meditation
Daily practice - what to do on a daily basis to make your days more productive
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Read what can't be found in our store - visit our magazine index page
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This exercise that will not only release stress but help you to envision your very best self
WE ONLY BEGIN A CREATIVE PROCESS
THAT IS YOURS TO ENJOY AND PURSUE
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umano design is  a rich, ecletic fusion of traditional and even contemporary western elements with the luxurious and often times ornate art objects of Asia.
Learn all about the natural minerals
THE HIGH ART FORM OF JAPANESE TEXTILES
so many designs, so many colors
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I'm ready to start shopping
THE JAPANESE OBI
KIMONO SASH
NOT ALL OBI ARE
CREATED THE SAME
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