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Stephanie Bennett Vogt
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Stephanie Bennett Vogt,, MA, is a leading space-clearing expert, teacher, and author with four books, including Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter and Discover Who You Are and A Year to Clear. She brings forty years of experience to SpaceClear, the practice she founded in 1996 helping homes and people come into balance. Stephanie has taught her inspirational clearing programs at centers worldwide, including Kripalu and the New England School of Feng Shui, and has two bestselling courses on DailyOM which count on over 30,000 participants combined. To learn more about Stephanie's books and programs designed to cultivate a clear home and a spacious life, please visit

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Clearing Stress and Stuff: Where to Start When You're Already Overwhelmed

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 7:39 AM

No amount of coaxing or analyzing is going to move something out that door if the mind is spinning a memory from the past, feels duty-bound to save "just in case," or is caught in fight-or-flight survival mode. -A Year to Clear

It's all well and good to clear your...

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Crawl Into Heaven: Create a Nourishing Bed

(6) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 7:14 AM

I adore our new bed. Every night is like I'm crawling into heaven.

For starters, getting a new mattress was a significant upgrade after our big "musical chairs" makeover last summer. I still can't believe how good it feels to be so completely supported and nourished in this...

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Refresh Your Home and Life: The Renewing Effect of Moving Things Around

(13) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 6:31 AM

You never know what might be revealed when you move things around -- like the bright, nurturing, dream of a home office I didn't know I needed (and always wanted).

No sooner had my husband and I returned from a six-month sabbatical in Mexico than we went on a top-to-bottom...

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Coming Clear: Confessions of a Packrat

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 2:28 PM

My name is Stephanie, and I am a (recovering) packrat.

There, I said it.

Yes, squirreled away in the dark recesses of my house, I still have boxes of things I haven't seen or used in over 20 years. I have food in the freezer that is over six months...

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Tune In to Tune Up: A Mindful Approach to Clearing Stress

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 3:01 PM

"Move closer, lean in, get curious; even for a moment, experience the feelings without labels, beyond being good or bad. Welcome them. Invite them. Do anything that helps melt the resistance." -- Pema Chödrön

How's it going?

When people ask me this question in passing, my first impulse is...

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From Rejection to Redemption: 7 Steps to Making Dreams Come True

(8) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 11:08 AM

Whatever your passion is, do it! Do it not because of a desired outcome, but because your soul depends on it." -- Your Spacious Self

In 2007 I published my first book. It was a thing of beauty.

What most people don't know is that bringing "my baby" into the...

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Spacious Images: Picturing the Life You've Always Wanted

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 3:39 PM

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a potent energy when we gather the things we love in one place -- even if they're just pictures of the real thing. For some time now. I have been curious about a new...

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Minding the Chatter ... Clears Clutter

(7) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 1:52 PM

"There is nothing either good nor bad, but thinking makes it so." -Shakespeare, Hamlet

"Don't get lost in your pain. Know that one day your pain will become your cure." -Rumi

Have you ever stopped what you were doing to simply watch what's going on in your head?...

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A Few of My Favorite Things to Inspire a Clear and Spacious New Year

(1) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 11:30 AM

As a longtime space clearing expert and teacher, my journey is about releasing things, not acquiring them; letting go, not holding on. That said, I also believe that material objects that make your heart sing are not clutter. If they brighten your day, help you feel supremely good, connect you...

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Celebrating Life, Death, And The Space In Between

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 1:23 PM

"OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW." -Steve Jobs' last words.

If you're in Mexico or Mexican, November 2 is a good day to have a chat and a good laugh with someone on the other side. If you're me, you're doubly blessed. On this day it is believed that the...

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57 And Just Getting Started: Reflections of a Late Bloomer

(5) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 11:28 AM

"Change happens slowly, then all at once." -- Unknown

Next June marks forty years since I graduated from high school.

My fortieth reunion. It sounds so... old.

It reminds me of the time I attended my fifth reunion back in 1977. As I watched the gray-haireds lining up...

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Clear a Drawer, Change Your Life: A Surprising Path to Reinvention

(15) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 12:06 AM

In 1996 I walked away from teaching at one of Boston's preeminent schools at the height of a 20-year career. I was at the top of my game, and burned out. I didn't know what I loved anymore, or who I was.

Teaching was my life. I...

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