#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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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 :)

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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

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!

Natalie Langston @langstonnatalie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov.26, 2014 @novustv @WestenderVan

Graceful leaps of joy with the lovely Natalie Langston from Novus TV in Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!


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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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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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voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically…

“I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.” – Anaïs Nin

River and Vicho #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 21, 2014

Two of my favourite people :) they always make me smile!

Have yourself a wonderful day!


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change the course of your life to any direction you choose… ‏‪@IyanlaVanzant

“You have the strength, courage, power, and divine right to change the course of your life to any direction you choose!” – Iyanla Vanzant

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

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

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

put your whole soul into it…

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it – every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.” – John D. Rockefeller

Tonia Mattu #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 15, 2014

A gorgeous, cold but sunny day Jumping for Joy in Vancouver’s East Side. Every time Tonia jumped, she put a smile on the face of passers by.

Have a spectacular day and don’t forget to play :)


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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

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

Tim Kerr #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 12, 2014

Another little jumping joy adventure around Vancouver.. Tim jumps for joy on the train tracks in Kerrisdale as the clouds role in. I don’t normally encourage playing on train tracks unless they are unused, like these ones.. in that case, play away! :)

Enjoy your day… and don’t forget to play!


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