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About

The homepage identifies the products and services provided by U&i LLC. Creative education and design services come together in order to revive your connection to your self and the natural world. 

About U&i

U&i LLC is a business guided by a philosophy that aspires to generate positive change for the common good. It is a place where education and design come together to revive our connection to ourselves and the natural world. Grounded in the ethics of responsibility, integrity, and action, U&i creates change through an integrated framework that combines sustainable design strategies with systems thinking. Creatively responding to change, the only true constant in our world, allows us to design more resilient internal landscapes, social ecosystems, and external environments.  

Creative services to cultivate and guide the Creative Thinker in You...

 "... if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau

"... if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau

Who

U&i is for the individual or community in transition. Although the philosophies and principles which guide U&i can apply to anyone: adolescents, millennials, recent college graduates, empty nesters, mid-lifers, those in recovery, mindfulness based and permaculture communities, etc; it is best suited for those eager to have a different experience than what life is currently offering. Individuals deeply invested and dedicated to change, searching for tools to redesign their lives and their communities while healing the natural world. 

What

U&i focuses primarily on education and the integration of self awareness mechanisms. Through the adaption of: Formless Form Qigong, spiritual ecology, systems thinking, and the design science of permaculture, Ian utilizes self development as the conduit to a more fulfilling life. U&i products and services can be modified for any individual or community and are currently offered via: public speaking, self-reflection documents, E-course (coming soon)consultations and landscape design. Each designed to revive your health and well-being.

Why

The purpose of U&i is to redesign our world from the inside out in order to embody the ethics and principles of personal, social, and environmental sustainability. Through the practice of self awareness and dedication to self development, we become healthier human beings. When these intrinsic changes are genuine, they are reflected in our surrounding social ecosystem. Healthy communities inherently recognize their interconnectedness to the systems and environment that surround them. Resulting in a reverence for one another and the natural world.


“The re-establishment of an ecological balance depends on the ability of society to counteract the progressive materialization of values. The ecological balance cannot be re-established unless we recognize again that only persons have ends and only persons can work towards them.”
— Ivan Illich
 "What you seek is seeking you." -Rumi

"What you seek is seeking you." -Rumi