About feeling good inside…
About your thriving & healing…
You know your everyday environment matters.
Because of how it makes you feel.
Because of the powerful messages it reflects back to you.
Because of how it supports this restorative lifestyle vision you have – inside and out – for living your best life, now.
You see that space that surrounds your being as more than a pretty place – it’s precious real-living-estate.
It’s your close-up chance to commune in and with the stress-neutralizing everyday nature around you.
Because it’s a tool, talisman, touchstone for the wellbeing you’re growing inside.
Because it’s a pathway, portal, passage to a renewed you – a mind, body, soul, nature recharging station.
Because it helps you nurture the best of who you are.
And you’re right.
It is more than a yard, patio, balcony.
It is your place to commune and connect within and without.
It is your safe space to relax, feel normal and just be yourself.
You go outdoors to fill up, to get grounded, let go and let in.
Or at least, you’d like to.
You feel more like yourself, more natural and in your groove, when you’re outside.
But there’s something missing from your everyday outdoor space that’s off and keeps you from connecting deeper inside and really thriving outside. Not as beautiful as you’d like? Not as meaningful?
Not as healing.
You’re in hot pursuit of stress-relief, serenity, and bliss – inside and out. You might even call it a crusade.
But frankly, your outsides aren’t matching your insides. There’s a disconnect, a dullness, a gap between you and the space you’re wishing for – a stylish sanctuary.
That ache you have for a nature escape hatch from worry, where you can catch your breath, find pleasure in natural things, feel creative and recharge your soul’s batteries, that’s possible!
And that’s what’s brought us together, here.
Your space can be your hallelujah back-up choir to your restorative lifestyle where notes of peaceful and sacred nourish-ship are sung for you, your senses and the needs of your heart.
You’re in the right, bright, delightful place, my beautiful friend!
Hi hi, I’m P. Annie Kirk (you can call me Annie Red Bird, ‘cause we’re friends now), and Head Possibilitarian, Serenity Space Stylist & Fairy Garden Godmother out here.
My passion is helping holistically-inclined, wellness-minded, style-keen souls transform everyday outdoor space into healing garden happy places that empower a mind-body-soul-nature connected lifestyle.
With the right touch, the right information, the right kind of intuition that slice o’ green right outside your door can be serene, reflecting you and renewing you.
After two decades blending graduate research, art, a love of style and fashion and heaps of heart, I’ve worked with hundreds of serenity-space starved hyper-helper types. As a recovering over-helper myself, having worked on countless design projects from large to teeny-tiny and my own lifelong mystical experience, I know:
a place to escape that’s draped in nature – where you can catch your breath and feel back in sync with how beautiful the world and you are – goes a long way in supporting peace, health… and refueling inspiration and creativity.
I practice my own Restorative Garden Lifestyle, on the daily – centered around my intimate connection with nature, where my practices and everyday living moments are made richer, deeper, more peaceful because my soul finds rest and repair from my surroundings.
Like you, I have a guiding instinct that the spaces we keep have a powerful impact on who and how we are in this world. We thrive on the outside because of the nature reflecting back the beautiful world we’re growing inside. And living a lifestyle connected to healing nature authentically renews our own best nature.
You can have that space your soul is longing for where you feel Light and Delight. It’s in your nature.
Through one-on-one in-person and virtual design, consulting, coaching and classes, I work with my clients and students to create Healing Garden Happy Places that are:
- a slice of personal, everyday paradise right outside their door, size no-matter
- a stylish sanctuary, reflecting back your signature soul essence,
- a place of nourish-ship to take good care, grow peace and health, and cultivate change that empowers personal growth.
As an empowering environment translator, I help my clients put together the enlivening elements, sacred treasures and restorative resources proven by science that quiet stress, bring you joy, infuse energy to create personalized, lovely playgrounds that support who they are, the wellness lifestyle they are committed to and where they are growing… rooted in a sacred and intentional connection with their everyday nature.
“Seeing the garden like this is liberating. You have an innate ability to guide and provide accessibility to the limitless joys and wonders that Mother Earth has to offer.” —A.E.
Are you ready for…
- A beautiful space that renews you every time you enter it because it’s about you and intended for your wellbeing.
- A personal, everyday oasis that gives you unapologetic delight and unabashed bursts of laughter because it reflects back to you a better sense of your precious self.
- A nature space that is both wild AND serene to nurture the greatness you are determined to live in your life and see in yourself.
I can help. After all, I am your Fairy Garden Godmother.
And I believe it’s in your nature to have that space your soul is longing for where you can feel Light and Delight. Want help turning your dream into a personalized restorative outdoor alive-ing space aligned with how you want to feel and how you want to live?
Your space for greatness, that restores you and supports your nature-infused lifestyle, is waiting to bloom. Are you? Let’s talk transformation – it’s the natural thing to do.
My top 7 sacred beliefs
(aka reasons I started my biz):
I believe landscape, when designed purposefully & reverently and lived in meaningfully, heals. That it is in your nature to thrive outside and heal inside. #thriveoutsidehealinside
I believe that all built landscapes should be restorative to person, place, planet. This is the gold standard and what good design is really about because stress is the root of dis-ease. #signsofgooddesign
I believe that connecting with Nature’s rhythm helps us to restore our own rhythm and sense of true self. This enables us to allow stress to slip away. #restoreoutdoors
I believe that beauty around you helps you to remember the Divine beauty and Grace within you. #getyourbloomon
I believe when we collectively treat the Earth more lovingly it is only natural to then treat each other (and self) more lovingly and vise versa. #takegoodcare
I believe my job is to help empower you to live OUT your true nature & potential by flourishing IN beautiful everyday nature. #blessedtodressyoursliceofparadise
I believe that when your environment looks good, you feel good and then do good. #empoweringenviromentmaker
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Professional Bio & Credentials
P. Annie Kirk, BSW, MLA, ASLA, ANLD, Associate APLD is the Founder and Creative Director of Red Bird Restorative Gardens, a nature-integrated, outdoor lifestyle and education collaboratory. She has been consulting, designing, teaching and advocating for restorative landscapes for the mainstream for over two decades to integrate home with the healing power of the natural world by fusing design, styling, plants and research at an intimate scale. Annie, a thought-leading champion for healing and life-enhancing gardens, has lent her voice, energies, and collaborations to volunteerism, publications, presentations, and research.
Annie served as Special Programs Chair of the Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network and contributed the chapter “Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: Thriving through Creative Retrofitting” in Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging (Health Press Professionals, 2009). She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Social Work Today, FutureAge and numerous trade publications. With a cross-discipline education in Social Work, Landscape Architecture, and Biomedical Research, Annie brings a unique perspective and expertise to residential and commercial garden design, care and use.
Her intentional design and consulting practice involves collaborating with clients to co-create outdoor spaces that support the health and wellness of the people who live there and community beyond. An OSU Master Gardener, member of American Society of Landscape Architects, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Association of Northwest Landscape Designers and graduate of the Chicago School of Healthcare Garden Design, Annie is an ambassadress of Restorative Garden Lifestyles that make people feel better, a possibilitarian, kindness promoter, and imbiber of many a green smoothie made from her own garden.