Stargirl soul spa….

I like to nurture and nudge living things to thriving,
to dig and turn and tussle and prune and sift and sort
and tuck and tune until growing happens unconstricted
and seeds get to be out loud and in color
just exactly what’s inside of them.
I’m a gardener….it’s how I see the world.

As I work my business,  write things down,  make my art,
love my peeps,  and live out my days,
I’m tending the gardens my heart sees and feels.
I wouldn’t know any other way to do life;
it’s simply how I’m wired.

For a year I’ve been watering and weeding a little dream inside
from seeds I’ve felt swirling since I was young
and now they seem swollen and ready to pop
so I’ve been moving things around and making ready.
Do you mind if I share with you this thing that I dream?

I want to invite you over and make you food and art and air and tea
and serve you yummy things and a very soft quiet,
stillness enough to hear what your heart whispers
and cries and hopes and sings
and to find and share some tools and show you how to use them
and send you home full and untangled
with hope and fresh peace in tending your own heart’s garden
when you’re alone
but knowing you can come back again if you want.

Sort of a massage for your spirit,
a soul spa,
a couple of tender hours in my garden away from the bustle
where you can unwind and relax and laugh and linger with a listening someone
who’s open and ready to help tug your trueness into the light.
Just some easy,  gentle,  encouraging together time
for the real of you.

A few years ago,  my lifecoach and friend,   Anjie,
suggested I read the book “Stargirl”,  by Jerry Spinelli.
I laughed and cried my way through the pages;
Lord, how it touched something raw inside
and helped spring me free!
When this tender, seeing heart who knew me so well
told me “You’re a stargirl if there ever was one”,
I began to let myself see those stars and,  with them,
came terrific joy.

I’m creating something here….it feels beautiful to me,
this Stargirl soul spa.


(a fee,   comparable to that of life-coaching,
would cover a few hours together,
either one on one or with a friend or two,
and some yummy things to eat and drink,
a hand-painted journal and some art supplies and stargifts and exercises to take home,
and some handwritten love in the mail a few days later,
after spending some garden time over you
to encourage you along your way.)

If I built it (and you lived nearby)
would you come?

“If you hold on to the handle,  she said,  it’s easier to maintain the illusion of control.
But it’s more fun if you just let the wind carry you.”
-Brian Andreas


  1. Julia Bourque on October 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Wow Jennifer Stargirl, I’m speechless for once. I always find that you bring out the hidden or pushed aside part of me that I don’t have time to tend to. Just a little tug here and a gentle push there and I’m dancing barefoot in the stream of my youth, looking at river pebbles glistening in the water and dreaming of growing up to be someone special and scar free. Your soul spa and spirit massage sounds delightful. Too bad I live so far away.

  2. Nancy on October 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t have to think about this one..Yes, Yes, Yes….and I am close enough by that I would definitely come…..I would love to visit your soul spa….Just let me know when it’s open and I will be there…
    You are something else, you know that….What gifts the Father has so freely given to you and you so freely give to us…

    Big hugs my friend…

  3. Elephant's Child on October 21, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    No thoughts required. If I lived close enough I would definitely be there. Often. It sounds like a perfect representation of the wonderful, creative, life affirming soul that is you.

  4. Susan on October 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I really like how you’re wired and how you talk and how you nourish and how you love and appreciate life … so yes, I would be there, right there in your stargirl garden.
    Go with your dreams, that’s all you have to do.

  5. Mary on October 22, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I would be there in a heartbeat! And if you do this count me in!!! Nancy and I could come together! My drive would be a bit farther but I am so there!!! Yes, yes, yes!!!

  6. rachel awes on October 22, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    i just watched a whole thing on stars right before reading THIS!

  7. jeanie on October 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Of course I would come. I can’t think of anyone better suited to actualize this dream! I love the idea of “Stargirl Garden.”

  8. Elizabeth on October 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    What a beautiful beautiful dream! If I lived nearby, I would find a way to come.

    Seeing you in your Stargirl soul spa, full up on just the right people.

  9. kathryn on October 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    what a fantastic dream…i wish i did live near by!!

  10. Barbara on October 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    This will be perfect for you! Yes, you are a stargirl. If I had some money, and lived closer, I’d do it just to spend time with you. 🙂 Wishing your dream comes true!

  11. Naomi on October 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I LOVE it! You are certainly a Stargirl with a capital S. I wish I lived close to you, but I’m guessing you aren’t in Texas. 🙂

  12. Kathy Anne on October 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    So glad you are following your soul’s path and creating this Stargirl Sanctuary. What gifts you have to share, and nurture other Stargirls on their path! You may even find me there someday if I wander into your neck of the woods. So proud of your brave new offering. I am truly inspired.
    Big hugs, Kathy

  13. Suzanne McRae on October 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    This dream you have sounds amazing and so wonderful. If only I lived closer I would be there too. Make your dreams come true. I can hear the excitementin your whole being Stargirl. xo

  14. Maryse on October 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Count me in! I want to share this soul spa with you. What a beautiful concept!
    “I’m tending the gardens my heart sees and feels.” Next time someone asks me. ‘so, what do you do?”, that’s the perfect answer for them. What a gift. Thank you, Jennifer.

  15. Anne Camblin on October 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I don’t live nearby, but you know I will come! Stargirl Soul Spa — it is absolutely perfect. I am glad to join in praying it through the birthing process; keep me posted.

  16. Elizabeth on October 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    oh Jennifer….wish that I lived closer….how I’d love to have a tea and talk it all through with someone like you……I’ve appreciated your feedback and your life’s message from far away for so long though, and am so grateful for it…..everytime you post a post, it’s like you’ve been reading my mail…always so what I need to lift my heart, to not feel alone on the planet, to face another day with a little hope to boot….

    So, thanks for this, Jennifer, for all these things…..your life is Gift…….

    Wishing you Wings in this Venture,

    love always,


  17. Donna on October 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely I would come…the meeting of hearts and souls in nature…what better slice of heaven is there.

  18. Donna on October 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely I would come…the meeting of hearts and souls in nature…what better slice of heaven is there.

  19. Lindsay on October 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Yes!! Yes yes yes my sweet Jenn,
    I would love to join your spa! Prize won’t matter to me – I would show up no matter the cost.
    Too bad I live in Belgium, but I can imagine- if you would live here,
    I would be a weekly visitor to your heaven on earth.

    Goshh I love this idea!! Go make your dream come true sweet soul,
    I’ll be waiting with a virtual celebration cake and fireworks. 🙂


    • Lindsay on October 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Oh and I didn’t had time yet to create something beautiful. Decided to follow an ecourse first, to find my true self so I can make more beautiful things. As soon those things are approved by my inner Self, I’ll ship a gift to you. Just to let you know I didn’t forget about it. <3

  20. Dulcy Stewart on October 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Oh Jennifer…. I would be there in “A New York Minute”! Maybe you could do something like this on-line… I know it wouldn’t be the same, but it might be an idea to ponder. And…. please know, that going to your perfect little soul spa would not be out of the question for me either. You never know!!


  21. Relyn on October 31, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I love this creative, wondersome idea of yours. How marvelous!!

  22. Sharon leaf on November 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Petrol in the car. Dreaming of a Road trip to Stargirl’s Haven. Yep, count me in.

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