Newsletter Archive Featuring Courtney Spahan from July 28, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around, take a look through the Newsletter Archive Featuring Courtney Spahan from July 28, 2014


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make your life a masterpiece… @tonyrobbins

“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins

Ken Lardizabal #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 19, 2014

Jumping joy near the ocean in Kauai, Hawaii… the island of Joy in my mind ;)

Have a splendid day!


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live your life intensely… @donMiguelRuiz

“Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely. You are going to be productive, you are going to be good to yourself, because you will be giving yourself to your family, to your community, to everything. But it is the action that is going to make you feel intensely happy. When you always do your best, you take action.” – don Miguel Ruiz

Karen Kobel #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 18, 2014 @KahlenaPilates

Some playful and creative Jumping joy with Karen in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!


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The quality of our thoughts reflects the quality of our life…

“Affirmations are quality ideas and quality thoughts. The quality of our thoughts reflects the quality of our life. Hence, if we were to raise the quality of our thoughts, we would automatically improve the quality of our life… Affirmation literally means to validate or confirm. So when we think a thought over and over again, we are validating or confirming it as the truth… Using affirmations on a daily basis is one of the easiest things we can do to change our lives.” – Robert Anthony

Life is pure adventure… @DrMayaAngelou

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.” – Maya Angelou

Leah Nicole Tisdale and Karen Porter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 16, 2014

Vibrant and playful jumping joy in an East Van ally way… always fun to play :)

Have a fantabulous day!


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lifts you to positivity, which attracts more positive outcomes…

“Faith is power. It changes your life by changing you. It places you on a different ground of being within yourself. It gives you a confidence based on something that’s in you but not of you, that can do for you what you can’t do for yourself. It keeps you from sinking into victim consciousness – a stance that attracts more victimization – and lifts you to positivity, which attracts more positive outcomes. Where we put our faith literally and directly influences what happens next.” – Marianne Williamson

Alive and eager to live… @eyoalha

The world calls out in rhythms of colour
Pulling and pushing with playful taunting winds
Deep laughter bubbles up
Desire awakens
A first breath through frozen air
Alive, out of focus
Alive and eager to live. – Eyoälha

Alice Ko @kokostiletto #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 13, 2014

I love this shot of Alice, so graceful. Had an amazing day shooting these Jump for Joy photos for a NovusTV segment about my project hosted by Natalie Langston. I will share it here next week when it airs :)

Life is great, jump for joy!


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Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome! @kanyewest

“People always tell you, ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!” — Kanye West

the inspiring vision of my future…

“Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step – large and small – with courage and intent.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

powerful enough to transform you in a moment…

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” – Barbara de Angelis

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers…

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” — Edmund Lee

every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness…

“Every positive change–every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness–involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.” – Dan Millman

Presenting… my mom! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

Like mother, like daughter. Never “too old” to play :) Jumping for joy at Spanish banks Beach, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!


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Cover photo of the Westender @westendervan @danikremeniuk #jumpforjoy

Cover page and index of the Westender Nov. 6-12 2014

Cover page and index of the Westender Nov. 6-12 2014

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Cover page and index of the Westender Newspaper Vancouver Nov. 6-12 2014

An amazingly fun shoot at the top of Whistler Mountain BC Canada.

Glitterati Girls – Dani K and Liz Rosa
Styled by Crystal Carson

Clothing credits:
Minimum ATHENE JACKET X87 TRUE (ARMY 34)
Komono Rafton Sunglass All Black Rubber – Carl Zeisskmglass
Elizabeth and James Mine & Yours
Native JIMMY WINTER ADULT STADIUM BLUE
KOMONO COCO SUNGLASS
Minimum NAOMI JACKET FAKE FUR I96

You are here to be brilliant… @eyoalha

You must dream bigger. Expand. Share your light. Know who you are is more than this. You are here to be brilliant, to shine, to expand. – Eyoälha xo

Mane Rayne #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 5, 2014

There is some serious power in this jump for joy! Not surprising as he is an Acro yoga master, Warrior Inspirer, Super Hero Maker and Play Ninja at Urban Health Warriors.

Have a magnificent day and dont forget to play!


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what propels you forward each and everyday… @wikiHow

“Passion is defined as having or being compelled by intense emotion; a strong fondness or enthusiasm. It is a stirring within that possesses your being in a euphoric manner, creating a feeling of connectedness with yourself and an assurance that you are following your life’s path. It is what propels you forward each and everyday, each and every moment, and gives you the strength to pursue all that inspires you.” – www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Passion-in-Life

welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity…

“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.” – Henri Nouwen

Andrews mega #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @Maria_Kritikos Nov. 2, 2014

Love this mega jump for joy! Andrew has some awesome jumping moves :)

Enjoy your day and get out to play!


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#JumpforJoy may receive a Western Canada Notable Award @NotableCA http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Hello! Im kind of excited to share that… I’ve been nominated for the Western Canada Notable Awards!?!?! ‪#‎NotableAwards‬ Wow, this is so cool :)

Can you help me win? It says people have to vote me in… would you mind taking a moment to cast a vote for jumping joy :)
http://notable.ca/awards/profile/eyoalha-baker/

Anyone can cast a vote.. I’m JUMPING FOR JOY!!!

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy :)

Cast your vote, lets give an award to Jumping for joy :)

the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life…

“Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon

Happy Halloween #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 31, 2014

This is what Halloween in Los Angeles, California looks like … warm and sunny! Always fun to get dressed up… and always fun to eat candy :)

Have a fabulous day!


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#TBT way back to the 1st ever #jumpforjoy Feature! Christopher Michael King from June 11, 2012

Throw way, way back to the very first Jump for Joy feature! Im thinking it may be time to do a follow up… where are they now feature soon :)

“I am most joyful for the point in my life that occurred in 2009 that I now simply refer to as “the shift.” It was a turning point; the moment when I finally awoke to discover who and what I really am and understood the delta between that and what I was presenting myself to be. I am joyful when I am connected to other sentient beings of light and energy and when I am able to give and share myself completely and without hesitation and when any or every part of my being can be of service to others.

I am proud to support the US Special Olympics (http://SOSC.org), the Wounded Warrior Project as a Tough Mudder participant (http://ToughMudder.com) and organizations that assist animals in need.”

June 11, 2012 – Featuring Christopher Michael King


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set the theme of success and positive action…

“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” – Og Mandino

Ashleigh McIvor @ashleighmcivor + Jay DeMerit @D6MERIT #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 30, 2014

I met up with the super inspiring and talented Ashleigh McIvor (Olympic Gold Medalist!) and Jay DeMerit (Former-Pro/World Cup Soccer player, USA National team, Watford FC & the Vancouver Whitecaps FC!) to jump around in Crab Park in Vancouver BC Canada. Lots of fun and plenty of laughs. Excited to be featuring them in my upcoming mail out, to be inspired and to find out what they are up to now
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Have a wonderful day… get out and play!

we pull in what we put out…

“Consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure.” – Madonna

Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 28, 2014

Lots of fun jumping joy near Siwash Rock along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!


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Jan and Alissa #jumpforjoy photo of the day! Oct. 27, 2014

A couple of pics from the past… one Mexico and the other Germany. Both full of joy :) Can’t wait to start travelling again, taking jumping photos and spreading joy around the world.

Have a wonderful day!


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Peter Verge @PeterVerge #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 26, 2014

Joyous jumping with his expert ‘fish out of water’ style jump ;) on a cloudy but warm day in Vancouver.

Have a spectacular day today and dont forget to play!


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Charmaine Carpenter @charmcarpenter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 24, 2014

Fabulous jumping joy with Charmaine in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a super fun day and dont forget to play :)


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Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 24, 2014

Lots of fun jumping joy during a long sunny hike on the Griffith Park trails in Los Angeles, California.

Have a super fun day!


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Newsletter Archive Featuring @GameStudioCEO #TBT Kenny Huang from July 21, 2014

Here it is again, in case you missed the mailout in July :) #TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Kenny Huang from July 21, 2014


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Wendy Williams Watt @bigloveball @wenwillwatt #jumpforjoy photo of the day! October 22, 2014

Wendy and the Big Love Ball jumping joy in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada. More love and more joy please :)

Have a fantastic day today, and dont forget to play!


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Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away @TELUS Optic TV Mini Doc @jumpforjoyphoto @eyoalha

Excited to share this Telus Optic TV mini doc… They called it: “Why It’s Good to Throw Your Life Away” … I would call it: “Why its Good to Create a Joy-Filled Life” ;) It was shot right in the middle of creating the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural which is why I look so exhausted lol don’t let that fool you, it was the time of my life and have never been happier :)

http://youtu.be/T7tlUk1nKcY?list=UUR3uGP_koNLN7Oa91gJ1zjQ

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away - TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

Why its Good to Throw Your Life Away – TelusOptic TV Mini Doc with Eyoalha Baker / Jump for joy Photo Project

You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines…

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

Samantha Grey #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 20, 2014

Impressive jumping joy, perfect form! Shot on the UBC grounds, wandering through the trails jumping along the way :)

Have a spectacular day!


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Change your attitude and gain some altitude…

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” ― Donald Trump

Julieanne Chazotte @chazotte #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! October 19, 2014

On a one day visit to Vancouver from LA, we had a fun Jumping joy shoot near Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.

Have a marvellous day!


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all the conditions are perfect for you to begin…

“Do not wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen

Alexandre Legere jumping joy photo of the day! October 17, 2014

Sheer happiness jumping in the hot sun in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day! :)


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Is this the life you want to live?

“So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide” - Meredith Grey

you will experience things that fringe over magic…

“Traveling the world is one of the greatest things you can ever do for yourself. It will shatter all illusions, stereotypes, and notions you have of the world and the people in it. You will unlearn, learn, and relearn things you will never discover through a book, a classroom, or a degree. It will humble you, shake you, wake you up. It will seep into your pores and find its way to your heart, and it will find it fast. The veil over your vision will come off and you will experience things that fringe over magic. And you will never ever be the same again in the best way possible. So do yourself a favor, and just buy that damn plane ticket.” – Satori

Kerri Waite #jumporjoy photo of the day! October 15, 2014

Love the crazy action in this jump! So fun playing along the Stanley Park Seawall in vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!


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we summon the courage to make choices…

“There are moments in our lives when we summon the courage to make choices that go against reason, against common sense and the wise counsel of people we trust. But we lean forward nonetheless because, despite all risks and rational argument, we believe that the path we are choosing is the right and best thing to do. We refuse to be bystanders, even if we do not know exactly where our actions will lead.” – Howard Schultz