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.

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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

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

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

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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

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.

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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

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

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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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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

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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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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glad you’re alive… @DailyKerouac

“All kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive.” Jack Kerouac

Four squared Jumping Joy Photo of the day! @JaxonHowell @GameStudioCEO @AndreaSpiegs @SierraTasiBaker

A bit of a mix up a jumps today :) all on different days and in different parts of Vancouver. Every one as fun and creative as the next.

Enjoy your day today!


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This is how magic is done…

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.” – Terence McKenna

Yuri Bojôrquez #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 23, 2014

Jumping off and up into the air.. up, up and away! Jumping around in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day, get out and play!


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Selfie jumping joy by Eyoalha #furCryingOutLoud! @bigloveball @eyoalha @bobgarlic

Slfie jumping photo of/by Eyoalha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Slfie jumping photo of/by Eyoalha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

A quick selfie jumping photo I got in while photographer Bob Garlic was setting up for this amazing group shot of amazing women (below). Everyone is wearing Fur Crying Out Loud T-Shirts by Big Love Ball in support of treating animals kindly and respectfully… a sentiment I feel is a good rule of thumb to live by in life in general. I was quite honoured to be included in this incredible group of women: Lorena Ponis, Stephanie Langston, Erin Ireland, Crystal Jensen, Charlie Kerr, Kate Horsman, Mariel Armstrong, Lauren Armstrong, Eyoalha Baker, Sunny Lenarduzzi, Megan Williams, Cora Chok, Michelle Hutchinson, Natalie Langston, Caolaidhe Lundy. My makeup was done by Jasmine Hoffman.

Fur Crying Out Loud photo by Bob Garlic

Fur Crying Out Loud photo by Bob Garlic

‪#‎FurCryingOutLoud‬ T-Shirts by ‪#‎BigLoveBall‬ bringing a focus to kindness towards the furry folk that walk the planet. Animals are awesome! ‪#‎jumpforjoy‬

To buy a T-Shirt and learn more: http://bigloveball.com/fur-crying-out-loud/

Be kind to animals, be kind to people, be kind to yourself. Just be kind fur crying out loud! :)

Have a wonderful day!


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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