Pause

This is a board of creative essays and stories from life to help you pause and take on a different perspective.
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the sun shines brightly over a snow covered field next to a body of water
Be grounded: on being right where you are (poem) – maia thom
What does it mean for you to come home to yourself? What does it mean to feel grounded? This poem explores these questions + provides a space for you to feel a little more calm. #clearlake #beautifullake #manitoba #clarity #groundingwords #poetry
a padlock attached to a fence with water in the background
Tenderness, a revolution: a poem about love – maia thom
What does it mean to remain tender in a world that demands we stand up and be strong? I explore this question in this poem about love. #poetry #love #heartlock #hiddenhearts #lovepoem #lovequotes #tenderness
some brown leaves on a tree in the woods
sacred simplicity: a healing in words (poem) – maia thom
May these words allow you to see the sacred in the simplest of things and inspire you to invite a little more intentionality into your day to day life. #poetry #longformpoem #poets #wordsmith #sacred #nature #autumn
a man doing a handstand on the beach at sunset with his arms in the air
on adapting, dreams, and shifting paths – maia thom
"Sometimes the value in a dream lies not in its accomplishment but in the person we become in the process of its pursuit." 2020 has thrown us a number of curveballs. Know that if this is you, you're not alone! Here is a piece of my story of a time I had to learn to let go and move in a new direction. #handstand #hawaii #adapt #inspiringstories #quoteoftheday #yougotthis #encouragement #2020 #edrecovery #findaway #dreams #lifequotes
a tree with moss growing on it in the forest
some messy processing – maia thom
during this time of quarantine, i've had a little more time than usual for self reflection. here are some thoughts on forgiveness + relationships. #quarantine #blog #writing #reflections #realizations #forgiveness #relationships #selfreflection #love #vulnerability #intimacy #longformreads
a heart - shaped wooden cutout in the bark of a tree
Thoughts on Quarantine + Isolation
here are some thoughts on compassion, patience and seasons of life during isolation due to quarantine for COVID-19. how can we have faith that if we follow our own internal rhythm, everything will happen in good time? #compassion #love #healing #covid19 #coronavirus #quarantine #artist #heart #hiddenheart #patience #selfreflection
a woman standing on one leg with her arms outstretched
Returning Home
On home, and what it means. #return #home #strongwoman #longformreads #blog
a woman standing in the ocean at sunset
To heal the earth
Some days it feels like the world is falling apart - but we are more powerful than we sometimes give ourselves credit for. There are so many things we can do to make the world a little better. You matter. We all do. #lifequotes #love #inspirationalquotes #personalessay #motivation #climatechange #whatyoucando #beach #sunset #hawaii #waves
a man standing on top of a rocky cliff next to the ocean with his arms in the air
A Thousand Tiny Moments
Time, time, time. We think about it all the time. What are we going to do with our time, with our one precious life on this earth? Time, I am finding, is a funny thing – it is rigid and elastic, mechanical and cyclical and uncontrollable all at once. My mind is filled with a thousand tiny moments in time, so vivid I can play them back anytime I like. We are adding to this story all the time - what are you adding to yours? #time #questions #learning #longformread #writer #inspiration #quotes
the sun shines brightly in the distance over rocky terrain and mountains as seen from atop a mountain
2019.
2019. – Maia Thomlinson
Sometimes, existing in this world as a human being can be exhausting. We exist within this single dichotomy: everything is simultaneously far too much and not enough to fit our definition of the way things are supposed to be. The antidote to overwhelm? It's simple. You can find it anytime. #vulnerability #blogpost #dreamer #pause #breathe #overwhelmed #bossbabe #growing #learning #simplicity #antidote #stressquotes #quotes Deep Breath, Enough Is Enough, Stress Quotes, This World, Not Enough, Overwhelmed, Deep, Breathe
Deep Breaths (A Rant)
Sometimes, existing in this world as a human being can be exhausting. We exist within this single dichotomy: everything is simultaneously far too much and not enough to fit our definition of the way things are supposed to be. The antidote to overwhelm? It's simple. You can find it anytime. #vulnerability #blogpost #dreamer #pause #breathe #overwhelmed #bossbabe #growing #learning #simplicity #antidote #stressquotes #quotes
some steps in the woods with leaves on the ground
The Stories We Choose
Stories. The stories we hear and tell ourselves on a daily basis contain within them immeasurable amounts of power. They determine how we move through our everyday life, the way we see our future and how we relate to our own story, our past. What is your truth? What story do you choose? #vulnerability #blogpost #dreamer #edrecovery #yougotthis #stories #mystory #choice #bossbabe
someone is holding up a piece of paper that says, you cannot get through a single sheet without having any impact on the world
Lean In
I am always learning. If you go through life with open eyes, you can too. Let these words give you the courage you need to look at something that makes you uncomfortable. Just a little. Take one step today. #onestep #lifequotes #lifelessons #learning #wisdom #earth #climatechange #whatyoucando
a person laying down with their feet up on the floor next to a piece of paper that says life isn't about thinking yourself
Answers (A Pep Talk)
My brain likes to make life a whole lot more complicated than it actually is. Sometimes less is more and trying harder is not the answer. Sometimes the answer has been there all along. Sometimes you just need to take the first step, then the next, then the next, and learn to sit with the uncertainty that is the beauty of life. #relatable #wisdom #lifequotes #imperfect #youarenotalone #beyou #read #blog
a person doing a handstand on some rocks near the ocean
On Learning
Learning doesn't end when your formal education does - that's when the real learning begins. For the last few centuries, we’ve spent our time focused on the wrong question. The question shouldn’t be, “are you smart?” based on some grades on a paper somewhere. School should be about helping each child discover their strengths and the places they need to improve. The question we should be asking is, “How are you smart, and how can the world benefit from that?” #backtoschool #learn #wisdom #quotes