About jumpforjoyphotoproject

My name is Eyoälha (Eee-YO-Lah) which means - the wind - in the Kwakwa'ka'wakw language. I find myself at home in many countries. I am an artist, photographer and avid traveler. Photography provides me the opportunity to share how I see beauty in the world. I fell in love with digital photography when I bought my first Canon power shot with 3.2 megapixels in 2004. I find immense joy in capturing the essence of the moment, and documenting beauty and movement in the spontaneity of life... which is why I love jumping photos!

#44! Happy Birthday to me :) @eyoalha #jumpforjoyphoto

Today is my Birthday! A day for me to celebrate my life :) so very happy to be alive, experiencing, learning, loving, playing, creating… I feel privileged to begin another year of adventures. I have no doubt that 44 will be one of the best years of my life. Jump for joy!

Wishing you the most wonderful day of jumping joy!

Much love, Eyoälha

there is something remarkable within you…

“Believe there is something remarkable within you that can dissolve any limitation and can heal any wound from the past.
And so it will be.”
– Denise Linn

Katy Mackenzie @MackenzieKaty #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 19, 2014

A beautiful afternoon of jumping joy with Katy in Deep Cove, BC Canada.

Have a great day, get out and play :)


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When the heart is open, you will feel boundless joy…

“When the heart is open, you will feel boundless joy, boundless love and boundless purity. Then you will see joy in everything. A day will come when you will get spontaneous joy from everything. You will look at a flower and get joy, you will look at a child and get joy, and you will look at the world and get joy. You will also get peace and the feeling of universal oneness.” – Sri Chinmoy

Dayna Szyndrowski #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 18, 2014

Sharing jumping joy in a little nook of nature right in the city along the seawall in Vancouver bC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!


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When there is true joy, you are in the moment…

“Joy is spontaneous. You can’t preconceive it. You can’t make it. It just arises in the moment. When there is true joy, you are in the moment. And joy in this way becomes a valuable reference point for us: if there is true joy, then we know we’re in the moment, and if we are really in the moment, then there is true joy.” – Ajahn Tiradhammo

Aakara Grace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 17, 2014

Enjoying the beauty and sunshine on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii.. perfect reason to jump for joy :)

Have a splendid day!


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Jump for Joy! Photo Project on @NovusTV City Lights w Natalie Langston @langstonnatalie @aliceko @Tammy_F_Gillis

Jump for Joy! Photo Project on Novus TV – City Lights with Natalie Langston. I had the great pleasure of doing Jumping shoots with the lovely Alice Ko and Tammy Gillis. My hair by Brendan Hopwood BEAUTY-A-GO-GO, Makeup by Diana’s Artistry. Styled by Gaia Subren. And lots of people in the photos.. see anyone you know?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J6hMpFtyvM

Wandering on a trail of beauty…

“With beauty before me, may I walk; with beauty behind me, may I walk; with beauty above me, may I walk; with beauty below me, may I walk; with beauty all around me, may I walk. Wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, I walk.” - Navajo

Deborah Richards #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 16, 2014

Jump, Jump, Jump for joy in North Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!


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Brock Tully #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 14, 2014

Kindness Rocks… on a sunny day in Vancouver :) Great reasons to jump for joy :)

Have a spectacular day! :)


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the difference YOU can make…

“Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help. This week reach to someone that might need a lift.” – Pablo Valle

to leave the world a bit better…

“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch . . . to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Liz Rosa @lizzrosa #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 14, 2014

Liz, sharing her vibrant jumping joy in the crisp winter air on Whistler Mountain, BC Canada.

Have a joy filled day :)


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The paths are not to be found, but made…

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.” – John Schaar

Tom Ovens #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @muralityart Dec. 13, 2014

Getting creative and enjoying his crazy side by “the spaceship” statue (not sure what the name of the statue actually is;) in Yaletown, Vancouver bC Canada.

Get out an play today!


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develop inner happiness and peace…

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – The Dalai Lama

Carlos, Adam, Taraneh, Julien, Dennys! @julienfruchier @Dennydenn Dec. 12, 2014

Group jump! Well, sort of ;) Bringing strangers together for jumping joy… five times the uplifting energy! Share some good vibes today.

Enjoy!


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Life is your art…

“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film.” – Ansel Adams

#TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Richard Secrist from Sept. 1, 2014

Second time around for Throw Back Thursday: Newsletter Archive Featuring Richard Secrist from Sept. 1, 2014


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the gift of finding joy everywhere…

“There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere and leaving it behind them when they go.” – Faber

Sabrina and Paul Furminger #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @sabrinarmf Dec. 10, 2014

Fun jumps with fun people at Spanish Banks in Vancouver BC Canada.

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You become carefree and joyful… @DeepakChopra

“…by expressing your unique talents and fulfilling the needs of your fellow humans, you begin to create whatever you want, whenever you want it. You become carefree and joyful, and your life becomes an expression of unbounded love.” – Deepak Chopra

Erin McMorrow #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 9, 2014

A sweet, warm, sunshiny jump for joy on Venice Beach.

Have a spectacular day!


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to experience wonder and spread joy…

“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” ― Victoria Moran

Peter Verge #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @PeterVerge Dec. 8, 2014

Awesome jumping joy in Vancouver with Peter Verge! :)

Have an amazing day… get out to play!


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have a passion for living…

“Appreciation for life keeps you going. You have a passion for living. You value both the challenges and the adversities. You see them as your teachers. You see the present as perfect.” – Mysticmoma.com

Christine and Silas #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 7, 2014

We had the most fun and laughs you can have in a Gastown ally in Vancouver BC Canada. It feels good to laugh and play.

Have a fantastic day!


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overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds…

“A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ed Adams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 7, 2014

Ed leaps for joy in front of his amazing home in California. Loving life.

Have a spectacular day!


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become examples of the unlimited power of the human spirit…

“We’ve all heard about people who’ve exploded beyond the limitations of their conditions to become examples of the unlimited power of the human spirit.
You and I can make our lives one of these legendary inspirations, as well, simply by having courage and the awareness that we can control whatever happens in our lives. Although we cannot always control the events in our lives, we can always control our response to them, and the actions we take as a result.
If there’s anything you’re not happy about–in your relationships, in your health, in your career–make a decision right now about how you’re going to change it immediately.”
– Anthony Robbins

Jaxon Howell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 5, 2014

A little jumping joy with Jaxon in a graffiti tunnel near Bridgemen Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have fun today! :)


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Some heart food for the day – An anonymous letter

An anonymous letter I came across on a friends facebook page … some heart food for the day:

“We are all the same. We are all made up of the same matter, the same energy. Your power is as great and boundless as each other person on this planet. When we are born, we forget where we came from, we forget how sacred we are, how beautiful. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and reconnect with your eternal self; she is there, she always was, is and shall be. She is you.

This ride we are here to experience, the ride of life, is full of challenges, disappointments and hurt. It is also full of love, joy, happiness and grace. All of these experiences of the ‘ride’ balance out. We need the dark with the light – the wheel of life. We must experience all these forces so we can grow and start to remember who we are again. You are eternal, like the universe – and powerful (that’s the part we forget). You can see and feel the balance of all things in life. The balance is always there.. embrace it, surrender to it, celebrate it.

Remember you are (like everyone else) an eternal soul. You are blessed with free will. This is your greatest gift while you are here on this planet. Whatever you think whatever it is, will be real for you. Your thoughts are that powerful. They shape your experience of life. Keep creating, you will see.

I’m like you. I struggle like you. I feel what you feel. I will think of you everyday when I wake. I will remind myself that we are connected and I am not alone. We can embrace this ride of life, with all the ups and downs if we remember who we are and that we are together. We are powerful, beautiful, sacred and connected.
You are not alone my dear friend. You are loved. Let’s ride.”

Newsletter Archive Featuring Charmaine Carpenter @charmcarpenter from Aug. 25, 2014

The second time around… learn about what inspires Charmaine to jump for joy Newsletter Archive Featuring Charmaine Carpenter @charmcarpenter from Aug. 25, 2014


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Be the one who looks for the best in people…

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” – Marvin J. Ashton

Graham and Macartney #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 3, 2014

Super fun hike through the woods and jumping joy in Lynn Canyon Park with these two :)

Have a fabulous day!


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Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it… @neilhimself

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” – Neil Gaiman

Greg Stirling #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec.2, 2014

Spreading a little joy, umping around at Spanish Banks on a beautiful summer day :)

Be you most brilliant self day today!


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your life serves a purpose…

“I love and value life, so I vow to invest my life in it, to do the best I can to raise the quality of life not just for me, but for my neighbors and their children no matter what race, gender or sexuality you claim or come from. Just know that somebody believes that your life serves a purpose, no matter how you feel about life today.” — Joseph Wayne

Pilar Stella #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Dec. 1, 2014

The beauty of the sun combined with the beauty of Pilar jumping for joy on Santa Monica Beach in California puts a smile on my face when I think back to that day :)

Enjoy your day, get out and play!


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every moment of our life we have an opportunity to choose joy…

“We can be unhappy about many things, but joy can still be there…It is important to become aware that at every moment of our life we have an opportunity to choose joy…It is in the choice that our true freedom lies, and that freedom is, in the final analysis, the freedom to love.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

Samantha Olson #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 30, 2014

Feeling free, jumping for joy and smiling at the sun in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a magnificent day!


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Be someone who makes a difference… @marcandangel

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. – Don’t ever waste it. Be kind. Be present. Be someone who makes a difference. In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life

Linda Bedessian #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 29, 2014

A full hearted jump for joy, playing with the shadows in Beverly Hills, California.

Have a wonderful day, get out and play :)


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start by making positivity your main focus… @eyoalha

When beginning a new day, start by making positivity your main focus. How can you reframe whatever happens to throw you off course throughout your day? – create your joy today – Eyoalha xo

A little video clip of the “making of” the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural / Murality

A little video clip from behind the scenes of making the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural. At first I thought it was me up on the lift but its Amalia Liapis Founder of Murlity rolling some waterproofing over my photos – team work! :) Video clip is by Ricky Shetty

Brandi Leifso and Michelle Coleman #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 28, 2014

Two beautiful people, jumping for joy on two different days, in different parts of Vancouver. A double dose of joy for you today. Enjoy!

holding to the vision…

“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.” - Florence Scovel Shinn

#TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Julieanne Chazotte @chazotte from August 4, 2014

It’s through back Thursday :) #TBT In case you missed it the first time around, here is the Newsletter Archive Featuring Julieanne Chazotte from August 4, 2014


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Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you…

“Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.” – Buddha