what we ache for at the deepest level…

“The call is that consistent tug we feel at the centre of our lives to do more than just continue, to know and fulfil the meaning of our lives. The call is always there, whispering in the soft places of our bodies and hearts, in the longing that reminds us what we ache for at the deepest level.” – Oriah

get closer to where you want to be…

“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.” — Eric Thomas

The Going Coastal Running group – jump for joy! April 1, 2014

A fabulously bright and energetic jump into April :) Taken on a roof top in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

something you love to do…

“Discovering and claiming something you love to do has an amazing effect on your entire life. It’s like a tiny perfect raindrop landing on a previously smooth, unremarkable expanse of water. The instant the drop arrives, beautiful waves of ever-enlarging rings flow across the entire surface, spreading out virtually to infinity.” – Dr. Susan Biali

rehearse optimistic thoughts…

“All that is required to become an optimist is to have the goal and to practice it. The more you rehearse optimistic thoughts, the more ‘natural’ and ‘ingrained’ they will become. With time they will be part of you, and you will have made yourself into an altogether different person.” – Sonja Lyubomirsky

bring what is within us out into the world…

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

@GastownGazette @GoWhistler Jump for Joy Shoot in The Gastown Gazette – Gastown Style Goes Glitterati

Gastown Style Goes Glitterati

Gastown Style Goes Glitterati

Check it out: My jumping photo of the Global Glitteratti girls jumping for joy in a recent shoot done on Whistler Mountain is in The Gastown Gazette!

Some of my jumping shoot even made the video… Enjoy! :)

the influence of the human spirit…

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph

deeply in gratitude…

“Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.” – Eric Allen

Melanie Tremblay – Joy Jump of the day! March 7, 2014

Jumping for joy at T’Sala Salon in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a super fun day!

Jude and Dannie jumping joy of the day! March 1, 2014

Getting creative. Jumping joy around a black and pink striped ally way in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Look out on life with amazement…

“Look out on life with amazement, not shock. The variety, the diversity, the manner of every person, the beauty amidst the drudgery, the contrasts, the opportunities, the heroism in the lives of ordinary people, your gifts, your talents, your friends – even just one friend – is all awesome. Live in awe, and entertain wonder, and you will be knocking on the door of true love. Don’t kill it with cynicism or criticism, don’t sabotage your life with moaning and complaining. Open the eyes in your head and the eye in your intellect and choose to see the stunning, awesome, diverse beauty of life happening around you right now. Meet it with your heart and you will enrich and be enriched in one single moment.” – Unknown

Try things that excite you… ‪@marcandangel

“Try things that excite you. See things that startle you. Experience things you have never felt before.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life

Joy jump photo of the day with Julien Fruchier! January 31, 2014

A fun session of commando jumping joy with the world in the background at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Good laughs and fun as always :)

Have a fabulous day!

JOYful jumping self timer photo with Marc Andre Gagnon and Eyoalha! January 29, 2014

Having some fun jumping around like crazy trying to do selfis with the camera on a timer in Kauai, hawaii.

Have a fantastic day!

greatest aim in life…

“Happiness is man’s greatest aim in life. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness.” – Epicurus

Elegant jumping joy photo of the day with Samantha Gray! January 8, 2013

Lovely jumps of joy in the Endowment Lands of UBC in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

fundamentally an optimist…

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” – Nelson Mandela

Photo jumping joy of the day – Süreç Özcan, Sven Schüler, Alissa K. December 27, 2013

A fun and energetic group jump for joy in Corfu, Greece. :)

Have a splendid day!

Happy 43rd Birthday to me – Jumping for joy selfie :) @eyoalha

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

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

I am jumping for joy today – I feel so grateful to be alive, to be healthy and to feel loved. What a joy it is to experience, to grow, to learn, to play.

I am looking forward to all the possibilities that await me in the up coming year.

Its fun that birthdays give us an excuse to celebrate our lives… I say – lets celebrate our lives everyday!

How are you celebrating your life today?

I took this self-portrait jumping photo this past summer in North Vancouver, BC Canada. I think I might just do a few more today here in Los Angeles :)

Have a great day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Sabrina Furminger from October 14, 2013 @sabrinarmf

In case you missed it the first time around the Newsletter Archive Featuring Sabrina Furminger from October 14, 2013


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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

Jumping joy photo of the day – Pilar Stella! December 1, 2013

The lovely and inspiring Pilar jumping for joy under the Santa Monica Pier in California. Feeling free by the Sea.

Have a stupendous day! :)

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!

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. Priestly

Sweet jumping joy with Nolan!

I just love kids… they can teach us so much about having fun and playing. Nolan jumping for joy into a pool in North Vancouver, BC Canada. Pure joy.

Have a fantastic day!

Jumping joy photo of the day – Leah Nicole Tisdale and Karen Porter! November 26, 2013

This is some vibrant jumping joy, good jumps, good laughs, good times in East Vancouver BC Canada :)

Have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth Jarosz jumping joy afternoon photo! @elizabethjarosz

A fun day of jumping joy in the departure area LAX Airport in Los Angeles California..

Enjoy your day!

Afternoon jumping joy with Holger Dietrich!

Beach side jumping joy with Holger at Redondo Beach, California.

Have a fun day!

lived well, laughed often and loved much…

“You have achieved success if you have lived well, laughed often and loved much.” – Unknown

how rare and full of potential your situation is…

“Appreciate how rare and full of potential your situation is in this world, then take joy in it, and use it to your best advantage.” – Dalai Lama

The happy groom – jumping for joy – Sam Wainwright!

This is one happy man… doing a little celebratory jump for joy on the beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii just after the vows.

A beautiful day.

Jump for joy photo of the day – Bella Eales! November 16, 2013

Frolicking on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii… Bella has some fierce jumping joy moves.

Have a fantastic Day!

Self-portrait jumping joy – Eyoälha :)

Playing around doing jumping self-portrait photos in Hollywood, California.

Have a fabulous day!

Play keeps us vital and alive…

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” – Lucia Capocchione

Jump for joy photo of the day – Katie Shaw! November 12, 2013

Sweet jumping joy with Katie in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California.

Have a great day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Holger Dietrich! November 10, 2013

Very creative and fun jumping joy playing with Holger on Redondo Beach, California.

Have a wonderful day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Erin McMorrow! November 9, 2013

Lovely jumping joy in Venice, California with Erin McMorrow.

Have a wonderful day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Juliane Sweetflowers from August 19, 2013 @sweetflowers

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Juliane Sweetflowers from August 19, 2013


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Jump for joy photo of the day – Maninder Dhaliwal! @dhaliwalmk November 8, 2013

Jumping joy at Traadeworks in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Zara Durrani!

Jumping joy at 3rd Beach Stanley Park in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Sabrina Furminger!

The beautiful Sabrina Furminger jumping for joy on a very grey day at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

land among the stars…

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” ~ Les Brown

do your own thing…

“You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It’s your life.”
 – Ethan Embry

find something that you love…

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.” – George Lucas

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 with Elizabeth Jarosz!

Gorgeous jumping joy in the Herb Garden at Ojai Spa Resort with Elizabeth Jarosz.

Have a fantastic day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Xjohnyy Gnosis! October 19, 2013

Another fantastically fun shot on the cliffs in Malibu California as the sun set.

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Vicho!

Oh how I love this little guy.. my little friend Vicho jumping around like a rock star in North Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Katharina Pretl! October 15, 2013

An absolutely amazing day – 5 hours of hiking and jumping joy photos yesterday in Griffith Park, LA California. Nature, sunshine, good company, fun jumping photos. Bliss.

Have a fabulous day!