one of the greatest things you can ever do for yourself…

“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

Surya Devi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @suryadevi September 30, 2014

I dont usually post my jump for joy photos in black and white but this one is so sweet, thought I would share it anyway :)

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Charlie Kerr #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @jpnsgrls September 29, 2014

Some seriously creative and fun jumping moves from Charlie Kerr of the band JPNSGRLS.

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Advice From A Tree…

“Advice From A Tree: Stand tall and proud. Sink your roots into the earth. Be content with your natural beauty. Go out on a limb. Drink plenty of water. Remember your roots. Enjoy the view!” – Ilan Shamir

My mission in life is not merely to survive…

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

It’s selfie jumping photo time again – me by me :) @eyoalha

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie jumping photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

A little selfie jumping joy from me to you :) Have a wonderful day!


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Spontaneity means to be in the moment…

“There are very few joys in life greater than spontaneity. Spontaneity means to be in the moment; it means acting out of your awareness, not acting according to your old conditionings.” – Osho

Dawn Neale #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 24, 2014

Jumping all around Gastown, in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Anything you vividly imagine…

“Anything you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must come to reality.” – Paul J. Meyer

River amazing #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 22, 2014

Love this sweet jump of joy in the trees of North Vancouver. Have a wonderful day!


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Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 21, 2014

A gorgeous day for a hike and jumping for joy! A beautiful moment captured with the sun at the top of Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, BC Canada.

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Joanna Kritikos #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @JoannaKritikos September 20, 2014

Adorable jumping joy with Joanna Kritikos of Inspiration Mecca. Boy did we have some good laughs during our shoot.. my cheeks were sore from laughing :)

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Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! September 19, 2014

A beautiful and fun day jumping for joy at Saiwash Rock on the Stanley Park Seawall with the fabulous Stephen Coldwell.

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Matt Rodzki Jump for joy photo of the day! September 17, 2014

Matt loosing the somberrow jumping for joy on a beautiful sunny day in his backyard.

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You are one with everything…

“Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear.” – Shunryu Suzuki

A little section of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural

A little piece, check out the rest of the 9000 sq ft photo mural in the lane beside 161 East pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada. Let me know what you think :) Leave a review here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Jump-for-Joy-Photo-Mural/268856386638053

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Tiffany Tatum jump for joy of the day! September 15, 2014

Sweet memories… Having fun jumping around on black lava rocks by the ocean in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Completely crazy it’s unbelievable…

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.”
— Roald Dahl

Aaron Kleinerman #jump for #joy photo of the day! @TheGratitudeGuy September 14, 2014

Jumping joy with Aaron in Marina Del Ray, California.

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Which wolf will win? …

“An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life…

‘A fight is going on inside me,’ he said to the boy. ‘It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil — he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.’

He continued, ‘The other is good — he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you — and inside every other person, too.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, ‘Which wolf will win?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.” – Cherokee legend

Natalie Langston #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @novustv @langstonnatalie September 13, 2014

Another fun Jump for Joy shoot, getting creative with the lovely Natalie Langston Host of NovusTV near Science World in Vancouver BC Canada. Natalie will be doing a feature on the Jump for Joy Photo Project next month! Exciting, I will keep you posted :)

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train your brain to be positive…

“You have to train your brain to be positive just like you workout your body.” – Shawn Achor

Wendy William-Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @wenwillwatt @bigloveball September 12, 2014

LOVE and JOY playing together :)

I had such fun taking jumping photos with the lovely Wendy Williams-Watt yesterday. I was excited to come across her fun big white Love Balls while working on the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo mural. I looked down the alleyway and saw several love balls rolling down the street. I knew we had to meet. I ran down the street to connect. Happy to have Wendy jumping for joy with the Big Love Balls :)

Wonderful things happen in the world when love and joy collide… stay tuned, I feel a fun collaboration starting to brew.

Spread love around the world with www.bigloveball.com

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Maria Kritikos #jumpforjoy photo of the day! @Maria_Kritikos September 11, 2014

Fun shoot with Maria Kritikos founder of Ladies Who Lunch jumps with her adorable son on Habitat Island near Olympic Village in Vancouver BC Canada.

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We can feel joy…

“Joy exists without any kind of external context whatsoever. We can feel joy even if there is little in our external reality to feel good about.” – Rio Olesky

Newsletter Archive Featuring Sara Harowitz from June 16, 2014

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In case you missed it when it was sent out, here is the Newsletter Archive Featuring Sara Harowitz from June 16, 2014


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Once you have tasted flight…

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” — Leonardo da Vinci 

Jump for Joy Photo Mural | Things to do | Downtown Eastside | Vancouver

Discovered by the Daily Secret.. fun things to do in vancouver :)

Vancouver Daily Secret: Jump for joy Photo mural

Vancouver Daily Secret: Jump for joy Photo mural


Jump for Joy Photo Mural | Things to do | Downtown Eastside | Vancouver.

our human ability to connect our creative energies with that of others…

“It begins and ends with our human ability to connect our creative energies with that of others into one experience, one moment and one truth.” – Creative Energy

Happy Birthday jump of the day to Ahbyah jumping with Rob! September 8, 2014

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My sweet sister Ahbyah jumping with her love, Rob in Vancouver BC Canada. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KINS!


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Teo and Zeo jumping joy photo of the day! September 7, 2014

Kids, natural jumping joyers :) Playing around on a beautiful sunny day in West Vancouver BC Canada.

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Whatever you want to be…

“We are what we think we are. The habitual inclination of our thoughts determines our talents and abilities, and our personality. So whatever you want to be, start to develop that pattern now.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoy Photo of the day! September 7, 2014

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Playing on the street with shadows in Gastown. Vancouver BC Canada.

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be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, improbably generous…

“Today, give yourself permission to be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, improbably generous. I promise it will be a blast.” — Sasha Dicter

Selfie #jumpforjoy photo by @eyoalha! September 4, 2014

Selfie by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This was sort of an outtake while I was taking selfies for the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural but I think is kind of fun so I played with it a bit and like the way it turned out.

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Everything contains some special purpose and a hidden blessing…

“True understanding is to see the events of life in this way: “You are here for my benefit, though rumor paints you otherwise.” And everything is turned to one’s advantage when he greets a situation like this: You are the very thing I was looking for. Truly whatever arises in life is the right material to bring about your growth and the growth of those around you. This, in a word, is art — and this art called “life” is a practice suitable to both men and gods. Everything contains some special purpose and a hidden blessing; what then could be strange or arduous when all of life is here to greet you like an old and faithful friend?” - Marcus Aurelius

Courtney Spahan #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 3, 2014

Jumping joy at Robson Square in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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Joya #jumpforjoy photo of the day! September 2, 2014

Happy jumping joy with Joya at Ambeleside Beach :)

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Nothing can substitute experience…

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” — Paulo Coelho

Guest Post: Finding my Angel Baby By Sabrina Furminger @sabrinarmf @WEVancouver

Im honoured to share this personal and moving guest post written by the lovely Sabrina Furminger about her latest jump for joy experience. Enjoy!

Finding my Angel Baby
By Sabrina Furminger

Much has changed in my life since my first Jump for Joy shoot with Eyoälha. My then almost-3-year-old is now an almost-4-year-old (and, starting next week, a bona fide preschooler, egad). We’ve moved into a bigger space. I’m now penning a film & TV industry column for WE: The Westender.

And in April, I lost a baby.

I’ve been pretty open about my miscarriage (I even wrote an article about it for the Westender less than a month after it happened; (http://www.wevancouver.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/unpregnant-a-miscarriage-story-1.1026058), and without the shackles of shame that come from keeping silent, I think I’ve moved – and am moving – through my grief as well as can be expected.

Not that the miscarriage was on my mind when I arrived at Kits Beach last week for my second shoot with Eyoälha. My thoughts were more about my daughter (would she jump this time around? Would she tire easily and play with rocks instead? The answers, incidentally, would be yes and yes), and about my previous experience jumping with Eyoälha.

That shoot – which occurred in October 2013 – had been wildly successful. I’d surprised myself with my power, and the height and cool shapes I’d been able to achieve thanks to Eyoälha’s tips.

And so we began to shoot that sunny August afternoon, and like that previous shoot, I went for maximum velocity, aiming for height and cool arm shapes.

The result? I wrenched my shoulder and nearly rolled my ankle. I wasn’t in control like I had been last autumn.

I was in danger of getting derailed by frustration. I knew it. Tears of shame gathered behind my eyes and threatened to roll down my cheeks.

“Don’t go for power,” Eyoälha offered gently from where she lay on the sand, the camera obscuring her face. “Try soft. Go for soft. Just be free.”

As I prepared to jump again, my mind took me back to April, and the loss of my pregnancy – and to the ferocious determination I’d put on like armour to move on from the pain, to let it go – and I suddenly realized that what had eluded me was peace.

To that point, my grief had been pushing me forward, as if I’d been running away from it instead of trying to integrate it into my life – and so I jumped again, soft and light as if carried on the breeze, and I thought of the life that had so briefly lived within me, and the connection we’d always have, and when my feet touched the beach again, that feeling was still there.

You can see it in Eyoälha’s photo. You can see it happen: that moment of acceptance and release.

For me, that jump was not as much about joy as it was about leaping for peace.

It’s rather incredible what pools of strength and healing you can find hiding in yourself. You just have to take that first leap.

Thank you, Eyoälha! xo

–Sabrina Furminger

be wholly alive with all your might…

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” — Ernest Hemingway

something we give meaning to…

“Life is not something that “has” meaning – it’s something we give meaning to. You don’t “end up” with a meaningful life, you create it.” – Unknown

Joy your way to joy…

“You cannot struggle to joy. Struggle and joy are not on the same channel. You joy your way to joy. You laugh your way to success.” – Abraham Hicks

Newsletter Archive Featuring Stephanie Wiriahardja from June 2, 2014

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Do what you really want to do…

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” — Ella Fitzgerald

Marc Andre Gagnon #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 27, 2014

A night time jump of joy in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Brandi Leifso #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! August 27, 2014

The fabulous Brandi Leifso jumping for joy on top of a log, over a creek in North Vancouver BC Canada! There is some skill lol :)

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If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it…

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood

Life is full of beauty…

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith