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

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

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

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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 :)

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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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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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 :)

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.

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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

#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

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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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

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 :)

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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

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

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

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

Matt Rodzki #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 8, 2014 @VanPrint

Go Matt go! Jumping around barefoot in the sun, always fun! :)

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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

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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delighted at the prospect of a new day…

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – J.B. Priestley

Scottish Line Painting guys @ScottishLine #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 1, 2014

These guys sent in a great jump for joy photo to me via twitter while I was fundraising for the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and it made me so happy that I went out to YVR do a few jump pics of them myself. They have some pretty awesome jumping moves.. they even made it into the mural! If you get the chance to check it out in the lane beside 161 E Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada :)

Enjoy your day, takes some time to play!


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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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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

Stefany Mathias-Butler @stefanymathias #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Oct. 29, 2014

A super joys jump at Griffith Park in Los Angeles with my awesome cousin Stefany :)

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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.

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Be the thing you were meant to be…

“You are a power. A force as strong and strange as any force of nature. Don’t shrink. Don’t hide. Be the thing you were meant to be.” – Nayyirah Waheed

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.

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