15 (Quirky) Things You Don’t Know About Me

Best things in lifeThere’s a fun thought exercise circulating around Facebook right now where you’re invited to share a list of things that most people don’t know about you.

I enjoyed reading people’s posts so much, that I decided to create one too, which I’m reposting below (with a few additions and tweaks).

What life events would you put on your list?  You may be pleasantly surprised by the rich and enriching experiences you’ve had in this lifetime. I know I was. Feel free to add your own highlights in the comment box!

Stephanie Bennett VogtFifteen things you may not know about me (in no particular order):

  1. I was born in Mexico City on Day of the Dead – when it is believed that the veil between the physical world and the spirit world is the thinnest.
  2. John F. Kennedy, Jr. (yes, the son of President JFK) was a student of mine in my first year teaching at Phillips Academy. He failed my pop quiz and was moved to another class after one day. I still have the quiz somewhere in my attic.
  3. I was arrested for breaking into an Elementary School on a dare when I was a freshman in college. (Not one of my brightest moments). Lucky for me the judge cut me a massive break.
  4. Watched 1,000 mariachis play at the closing ceremony of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. It was my first out of body experience.
  5. In 1987 my husband Jay and I walked through an active landslide from Nepal to Tibet and went through 18,000 ft. passes to get to the capital of Lhasa.
  6. Was touched by God in the cave where St. John is said to have written the Book of Revelation in Patmos, Greece.
  7. Dislocated my knee and broke my ankle hiking down from Machu Picchu. Spent the night alone in the infirmary at the top of the Peruvian Andes, where I had another mystical experience.
  8. Learned how to do distance healings at age 15.
  9. Spent five nights in the magnificent Presidential Suite as a guest of the US Ambassador and his wife in Rome; a telephone book with all the important Secret Service numbers stood by like a sentry on the bedside table. Took a peek but didn’t dare call any of them.
  10. It took me ten years to write (and live) Your Spacious Self.
  11. I was hired to space clear the ballroom of Boston’s Park Plaza hotel at 4 am in the morning.
  12. I walked on fire. It bent my mind.
  13. I met my sweetheart when I was almost 30. We married in a very small wedding on the coast of Maine in a circle with 12 friends and family.
  14. Had the most beautiful daughter after 3 years of infertility treatments – and she is the light of our lives!
  15. I’m not clutter-free. Yet. It continues to be one of my greatest teachers.




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