At SpaceClear we believe that clearing your home and life is not just something you “do” to lighten your load. It is way bigger and juicier than that. Clearing is a journey that delivers sparkling clarity and spacious ease when you slow down, quiet the mind, let go of attachment, and cultivate gentle self-care.
Clearing from the inside out is our specialty. Take your time to look around this website. With Stephanie's books, …
Stephanie brings over 35 years of teaching experience to her programs at centers worldwide including Kripalu, the New England School of Feng Shui, and Insight Events. Her passion is transforming a program that "you take" into one that "takes you" on a nourishing and revealing journey of your most clear and spacious self. From lectures and workshops to residential retreats and online courses there something to support everyone in feeling lighter …
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"A YEAR to CLEAR" distills two decades of teaching, writing, and personal clearing in a 365-day format that delivers - drip by drip - time-release nourishment for the soul. From short contemplations, tools, tips, new science and concepts, one-minute practices, audio meditations, videos, and personal stories - each lesson builds one upon another to develop your clearing …
Your Spacious Self integrates the depth and teachings of the original award-winning book with all-new nourishing lessons and daily practices in slowing down, simplifying, and self-care. If Anne Lamott and the Artist’s Way went on a clearing journey together, it would be this jewel of a book!
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Homes are not just these empty boxes that we fill with collections of stuff, life experiences, and unique personalities. They are alive and dynamic places that respond directly to our attentiveness (and lack of it). Our homes and workplaces are extensions of us: they affect us, reflect us, support us. There is no separation...
It doesn’t take much for me to feel at home. Give me a comfy chair, surround me with beautiful objects, simmer …
"Allow the mystery... This is a very fertile place in which to hang out if you can bear the uncertainty and discomfort of it."–Your Spacious Self.
Some of you may remember what life was like in the early twenties. You've left home (or hope to), and take those first awkward steps in forging your own path as a young adult, full of hope and expectation.
What no one tells you is how excruciating it can be to apply for a job that you don't get; to not hear back and wonder if you even made it out of the slush pile of hundreds of other …
An oldie but goodie:
Two buddhist monks from the same monastery were traveling through a heavy forest. The older, more experienced monk walked in the front while his younger counterpart walked behind. As they traveled alongside a river, they came upon a beautiful young woman. She appeared troubled and concerned, standing at the river’s edge looking across.
As they approached, she called out to them for assistance. She needed to cross the river but the river was far too wide, deep and moved with great force. She wasn’t strong enough to …
If you could use a lift today, or any day, the award-winning video below will take you to new heights.
Watch it and tell us how it makes you feel.
Have a soar-ingly spacious day, everyone!
Art Credit: "Be Free" – Unknown …
Seeing takes time.
On January 1st of this year, my husband Jay and I left our home in Concord, Massachusetts to spend six months in the mystical, magical town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Yes, we rented out our home, uploaded books on tape, got in the car, and drove 3,000 miles to our home south of the border; to a place where we could dial it (way) down and watch what happens when we unplug from life as usual.
And what a big reveal it has been! From boot camp opportunities in letting go to …
"Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."
–JK Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address.
I've written scads on the subject of how our living spaces are affected by human emotions. Left unchecked, highly-charged negative thoughts and feelings have a way of sticking around. Literally.
So what do you do when a loved one hits rock bottom in your home?
What do you do when a torrent of unconscious and unprocessed pain has made its way into the nooks and crannies, walls and crevices of your home, head, and …
Cowbirds or starlings, I'm not sure what it was that we witnessed last week soaring in the high desert country of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
This sunset ritual is not to be believed. Masses of these birds swoop in and out in exquisite harmonizing and mesmerizing patterns for about ten minutes before they settle down for the night.
This is what happy hour looks like if you're a bird.
The divine intelligence that is at work keeping these creatures from crashing into each other is simply breathtaking.
Here's the two-minute video I …
I don't know about you, but this is usually what I look like when I hear a song that completely knocks it out of the park.
I dare you to watch the music video below with Pharrell Williams and not feel like cranking up the volume and jumping out of your seat.
Open to full screen, too, if you can and...
Doesn't take much to raise the vibration, does it?
(p.s. the lyrics to "Happy" are copied below the video)
Happy - Lyrics to song Happy by Pharrell Williams from the movie Despicable Me 2
It might seem …
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward"
Rest. Doesn’t that sound simply divine?
If it’s so delicious, why is it that we don’t put our feet up and close our eyes more often? Winston Churchill is famous for his afternoon catnaps. Siesta time has been a main staple of the Spanish culture for centuries, and most businesses close their doors every afternoon. It doesn’t seem to affect their productivity one bit.
The benefits of sleep, of course, are well documented. It repairs and …
"Whenever you are sincerely pleased, you are nourished." –Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Those of you who have been following my work know that cultivating self-care is right up there with eating and breathing. As I see it, without nourishing self-care there is no clearing.
Letting go is not possible unless we feel safe. Period. End of story.
Could you use a a soft landing right about now, some space to decompress, or a nesting spot at home to claim as your own? If so, this beautiful message by Madisyn Taylor will show you how:
Still laughing out loud over the priceless video by Ryan Higa that puts things into perspective in the most humorous way.
Next time you feel overwhelmed, put upon, stressed... consider the big picture. The universe has a way of delivering boundless (and humorous) options when you make room to receive them.
And if that fails you can always reach for a bridge, a straw, or a lid. ;-) …
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This course has been a long time coming. It distills two decades of teaching, writing, and personal clearing in a 365-day format that delivers - drip by drip - time-release nourishment for the soul.
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It's that time of year again – the annual scramble to order, buy, wrap, ship...
Tell me, does anyone out there find all this acquisitive crazy-making fun?!? And how does one honor the season in a way that is truly nourishing for all?
My reply to a question I received today might help:
Q: So, I have a random question to ask, if I may. In the spirit of creating space and de-cluttering our lives, how do you approach the subject of "gift-giving this time of year? Do you talk about this in your book? I just wondered if you had any …