It’s hard to explain exactly what Pause is. My mother and I have struggled with a concise definition that encompasses all we have to offer, and we’ve concluded that it’s almost impossible. Our lounge is one of the most note-worthy components; a place where people can unwind, be comfortable with themselves, meet new friends, and enjoy some delicious drinks and snacks. Our yoga studio (while untraditional) is a space where newbies and seasoned yogis alike can experience breakthroughs in their practice. Locals gravitate towards our space and allow us to host events such as wedding showers, baby showers, and networking happy hours. Artists can share their talents in a judgement-free, comfortable space every Thursday night at Sofa Sessions, our take on “open mic”. When I say we have something to offer everyone, I’m pretty confident that’s a truthful statement.
Over time I’ve noticed that folks try and put their labels on Pause, usually based on what they come here for. Kava drinkers call us a “kava bar”, yogis call it a “yoga studio”, and some even call us a “wellness center”. The truth is we are not one of any of these things, but a culmination of the best parts. Labels are actually quite limiting, and we are fully aware that the sky is the only limit. Our goal is to support the people who make up our beautiful community, meeting them with no judgement or labels. Wherever you are in life’s journey, Pause… should be a comfortable and welcoming place for all.
Pause is an ever-evolving hub for creativity and community. We love hearing feedback from our wonderful customers on what we should offer, different events we should host, and so-on. My favorite thing about this space we have created is that I have made so many new friends! People who are older than me, younger than me, different from me… and I love them all. We get to witness friendships being formed between individuals who otherwise would never cross paths. We encourage people to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. We support those who are struggling and love on everyone who walks through our doors. I know we have created a beautiful space in the heart of Delray Beach and we’d love to welcome you to our family; because that’s what happens when you walk into Pause… you become part of our family.
Speaking of family, some background on OUR family:
Kelly McCormick, the owner, founder and CEO of Pause… has a background in skincare. She was an esthetician for over 30 years working at various med-spas around the Delray Beach and Boca Raton area. Kelly was born in Pennsylvania and moved around with her family until they eventually settled in South Florida. She met her late husband, Shannon Hill and had two children, Chloe and Dustin in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Shannon passed away in 2009 and Kelly supported herself and her two children for 6 years working seemingly endless hours in the skincare industry. In 2015 she married Dr. Mark McCormick who introduced her to one of her biggest passions; hormone replacement therapy and optimizing thyroid function. Kelly began working with him in their hormone replacement therapy business and learning as much as she could about these subjects. Despite being a business owner she continues to play a major role in Dr. McCormick’s practice. Today Kelly interacts with and manages care for over 500 patients, drastically improving their quality of life and helping them feel better than they ever thought possible. No matter how busy she was she always had a dream in