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

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

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

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.

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Jay DeMerit @D6MERIT #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 25, 2014

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Soccer super star Jay DeMerit makes creative soccer jumping moves look easy.. playing in the leaves at Crab park in Vancouver on a crisp fall day.

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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.

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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.

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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

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! :)

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

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

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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

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

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.

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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

Tammy Gillis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 14, 2014

Gorgeous Tammy Gillis jumping during our NovusTv shoot with Natalie Langston at Robson Square in Vancouver BC Canada. WIll be posting the segment sometime next week.. stay tuned!

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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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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! :)

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Kelsey Grant @KelseyGMusic @RadSelfLove #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 11, 2014

Beautiful love filled jumping joy near the Cambie Bridge in Vancouver BC Canada.

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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

Jesse Hayman #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 9, 2014

Nothing like jumping around the streets of Vancouver on a grey cloudy day to get your energy moving… Jesse is a big advocate for Moustaches for Movember. Please donate to his Mo at www.mobro.co/jesseleehayman to support mens health ‪#‎menshealth‬ ‪#‎MoLove‬

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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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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

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

Leave people better than you found them…

“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

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.

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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

Zen #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 4 2014

Love this awesome sunshiny jump for joy taken in Stanley Park, vancouver BC Canada.

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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

Victoria Gies #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Nov. 3, 2014

Victoria expressing her gorgeous jumping joy at David Lam park in Yaletown.

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make the world a better place… @JaneGoodallInst

“We have the choice to use the gift of our lives to make the world a better place.” – Jane Goodall

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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#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 :)

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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.

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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.

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live like it’s heaven on earth…

“Dance like nobody’s watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey

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.

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