to live happily ever…

“It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.” – Margaret Bonnano


Zen jumping joy of the day! April 5, 2014

Awesome jumping joy near Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a super fun day!

Happy Holidays jumping joy photo with Jessica and Andrew – December 25, 2013

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Wishing those of you who celebrate this day a wonderful fun filled day, and the same wish to those of you who don’t :) Playing around at Venice Beach in California. Joy to you all!

Have a wonderful day!

I was Interviewed on Give Good by the lovely Katie McKatie :) @momentsofmoxie

A couple of days ago I was interviewed by Katie McCarthy @momentsofmoxie, Founder & Host of Give Good Podcast. The podcast is one of the top podcasts in iTunes and focuses on sharing the success, failures and lessons learned of inspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and change-agents and I feel very honoured that she decided to include me on her show :) Thanks Katie!

In the interview Katie and I discussed my story, including the limiting beliefs I had to abandon to be successful along this journey, events that have shaped me, and some things I do to stay focused and motivated. I would love for you to hear the story of my journey. You can listen by clicking: http://www.GiveGoodPodcast.com/eyoalhabaker.

If hope you enjoy my episode and still if you want more motivating stories from awesome people who are really making a difference in business and the world, you can subscribe to Give Good on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Have a wonderful day!

Give Good Interview december 4, 2013

Give Good Interview december 4, 2013

2014 Jump for joy Calendars for sale :)

2014 Jump for Joy! Calendars for sale! :)

The calendars showcase just a very few of my jumping photos so far along my journey. The calendars should give you a tiny insight into what will one day be a book with 1000 photos of people jumping for joy around the world.

I think they turned out beautifully – thanks to the amazing who jumped for joy with me – They will make lovely gifts! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.

The cost is $30

Jump for Joy 2014 Calendar

Jump for Joy 2014 Calendar

BUY 2014 Jump for joy! Calendar #1 here

and

2014 Jump for joy! Calendar

2014 Jump for joy! Calendar

BUY 2014 Jump for Joy! Calendar #2 here

Have a great day!

Happy Birthday Jumping joy with Anna Olvera! @AnnaOlvera1111

Wishing the most wonderful HAppy Birthday to one of my favourite people, my dear friend Anna Olvera. Photo taken in Maui, Hawaii. I love you my friend :)

Have an amazing day!

our capacity to create…

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” — Ben Okri

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Katharina Pretl!

Loved this day of jumping joy at the peak of a hill (small mountain?) that we hiked to the top of in Griffith Park. P. S. She designed the dress she is wearing!

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Laurel L. Lewis!

A fun shoot with Laurel from my last visit to LA.. this shot was taken in front of a mural by an over pass in Santa Monica.

Have a wonderful day!

the fullness of life…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

make a positive impact in someone else’s life… @marcandangel

“When you make a positive impact in someone else’s life, you also make a positive impact in your own life. Do something that’s greater than you – something that helps someone else to be happy or to suffer less. I promise, it will be an extremely rewarding experience. And your small gesture just might touch a wound that only kindness can heal.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life

Jump for joy photo of the day – Yuri B! September 23, 2013

Jumping for joy right over Science World in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

Happy Birthday jump for joy to Alicia! September 22, 2013

Wishing a very Happy Birthday jump for joy to my sweet niece Alicia!

Have a fantastic day!

wish someone joy…

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.” – Maya Angelou

Newsletter Archive Featuring Paula Robinson from July 1, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the: Newsletter Archive Featuring Paula Robinson from July 1, 2013


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for weekly features sent to your inbox of amazing people jumping for joy.

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Vicho!

Sweet jumping joy in the beautiful nature of North Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

your best discoveries… @marcandangel

“Some of your best discoveries will likely come when you least expect them, in places you never even thought to look.  What you were not looking for can end up being more than you ever hoped to find.  So seek your goals and dreams diligently, but don’t be so unyielding that you develop tunnel vision.  Do not blind yourself from all the unpredictable wonders and opportunities passing in your periphery.” – Marc and Angle Hack Life

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Samantha Grey!

Some seriously skilled jumping joy in the UBC Endowment Land trails, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Happy Birthday jump for joy of the day – Ahbyah Baker! September 8, 2012

A very big jumping joy-full Happy Birthday to my beloved sister Ahbyah! I love you!

Have a fun day!

This life is for loving…

“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving.” ― Steve Maraboli

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Deborah Richards!

Jumping for joy at the end of a dock in North

Jump for joy photo of the day River! September 7, 2013

Oh sweet jumping joy on a trampoline in the trees in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

focus on those things that are wonderful and uplifting… @originmagazine @thelittleidiot

“We need to focus on those things that are wonderful and uplifting. In doing so, we actually change the brain.” – Moby

Life is simple…

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” – Byron Katie

Jump for joy photo of the day – Kimberly Dean and Julian Guderley! September 5, 2013

Creative skate park jumping joy in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

chase your dream… @diananyad

“You are never too old to chase your dream.” – Diana Nyad

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Nolan!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Marc Andre Gagnon!

Jumping joyously on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a splendid day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo with me (Eyoälha)!

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This was one of my first attempts at doing jumping self-portraits on a trampoline last spring.

I am often asked if people are jumping on trampolines in my photos… only a couple of people have actually done their photos with me on a trampoline.

Jumping on the trampoline is a lot of fun but I think its much more fun and interesting to capture people using their own joy and energy to propel them into the air. I love how surprised people are when they see how high they can actually jump off the ground.

A lot of people have told me that they don’t think they can jump very high and it alters the way they perceive themselves when they see the photos. It always feels good to do something you didn’t think you could do.

Jump for joy photo of the day – Paula Robertson! September 1, 2013

The joy of play can be inspired any time, night or day. Jumping for joy in the middle of the night in North vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Honeybee Henderson! August 31, 2013

Honeybee jumping joy in Topanga Canyon, California on a beautiful sunny day :)

Have a fabulous day!

learn how to do it…

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Jaxon Howell!

Playing and jumping around in a tunnel full of vibrant graffiti in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fun day!

Jump for joy photo of the day Barb Stegemann! August 28, 2013

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the inspiring CEO and Author, Barb Stegemann in Vancouver. Here she is, joyfully jumping on the bed while spraying one of her beautiful perfumes… Such a fun shoot! Barb kindly gifted me one of The 7 Virtues Custom Blend Box’s with 4 different fragrances. Beautiful!

I think my fave is the The Nobel Rose of Afghanistan, hard to say, they are all lovely, check them out: The 7 Virtues. @the7virtues @BarbStegemann

Thank you Barb!

Have a fantastic day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Michael Lyons!

Jumping for joy in his vegan restaurant GRAZE in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Jessica Carter!

Jumping for joy with the totem pole at Ambelside Beach in West Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fun day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Ahmad and Fereshteh! August 26, 2013

Fun jumping joy with Ahmad and Fereshteh in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Play with abandon…

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Take a chance… @richardbranson

“Take a chance – it’s the best way to test yourself, have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

Jump for joy photo of the day – Koshala Basnayake! August 24, 2013

Super jumping joy in the harbour at Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

live the life of your dreams…

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Afternoon jumping joy with Esra Inal!

Jumping for joy on top of a pyramid in Mexico.

Have a spectacular day!

Happiness is a state of mind…

“Happiness is a state of mind, so your state of mind at this moment makes all the difference.” – Garry Munro

Jump for joy photo of the day – Nancy Tychowski! August 23, 2013

Jumping joy before the storm roles in, in Vancouver, BC Canada!

Have a fantastic day!

You’re free to float…

“There’s something very freeing about losing the anchors that have always defined you. Frightening, sad, but exhilarating in a poignant way, as well. You’re free to float to the moon and evaporate or sink to the bottom of the deepest ocean. But you’re free to explore. Some people confuse that with drifting, I suppose. I like to think of it as growing.” – Deborah Smith

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Dannie Raymond!

Beautiful jumping joy with Dannie playing around in vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

the courage that one has…

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not that one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.” – Andre Malraux

Jump for joy photo of the day – Greg and his son! August 22, 2013

Some seriously fun jumping joy on the beach at Jerhico in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint…

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” ― Oprah Winfrey

I can do it…

“…if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” — Mahatma Gandhi