Stay true to you and you are everything you desire…

“Art is the way, play, it will be so. Love is all there is for you in every way, it’s all you are and all you ever were. Stay true to you, you are everything you desire.” – Eyoalha

A little message from me. I have started to practice automatic writing, this is the first thing that came to me.. so lovely, I wanted to share it with you.

Big love to you, Eyoalha <3

Tell me about a joy in your life…

“Tell me about a joy in your life that came unexpectedly, a moment that you did not even know you were waiting for, that caught you off guard and made you smile…” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer from THE INVITATION

My wish for you is joy…

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

4 more days, lets Kickstart 1000 photos of jumping for joy!

Only 4 more days left of my Kickstarter campaign: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

I’m still raising funds for the book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world.

Your pledge can get you a copy of the book, a beautiful print of the Jump for JOy mural or you can organize a group jump for the wall… check it out: http://goo.gl/ZMYhnX

If you know of anyone who may be inspired by this project and may like to contribute or order a book (it will make a very nice gift!), please spread the JOY!

Last day to Pledge is May 31. Thank you!

Kickstarter Update on Jump for Joy Mural fund raiser :)

Jump for Joy Kickstarter Campaign - watch video here

Jump for Joy Kickstarter Campaign – watch video here

The campaign for Jump for Joy Mural project and book of 1000 people jumping for joy around the world is going very well. I’ve had incredible support from the media and in pledges. After just one week am at 67% of my base goal! The base goal will cover costs to create the Jump for Joy mural and anything over the base goal will go towards making the book.

It’s exciting and humbling to know that people value the work I am creating and that others also feel JOY is worth spreading :)

Please take a moment to check out the campaign, and if you feel inspired to make a pledge i would be incredibly grateful: JUMP FOR JOY MURAL AND BOOK

Alissa K. jump for joy photo! May 5, 2014

Jumping joyfully around Berlin, Germany. This was one of my first ever jumping shoots :) Sweet memory.

Have a fantastic afternoon!

today I am fortunate to be alive…

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” – Dalai Lama

@eyoalha Create, enjoy, have fun, play…

“Create, enjoy, have fun, play, feel peace, feel inspired, live passionately, love deeply, be adventurous, laugh, eat, be.” – Eyoälha Baker

I just quoted myself lol Why not? :)

become more resilient to adversity and effortlessly achieve…

“…experiencing positive emotions broadens people’s minds and builds their resourcefulness in ways that help them become more resilient to adversity and effortlessly achieve what they once could only imagine.” – Dr. Fredrickson

attain to that great Joy…

“…find joy in the fleeting things of the world. Without joy life is an ordeal. You must try to attain to that great Joy which has brought forth the world.” – Sri Anandamayi Ma

Zen jumping joy of the day! April 5, 2014

Awesome jumping joy near Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a super fun day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Andrew Schwartze from January 20, 2014

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Andrew Schwartze from January 20, 2014


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Carlos Ramirez jump of joy for the day! March 26, 2013

Carlos having a little jumping joy fun in his cool leather apparel store XIXO in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a super fun day!

Zara jump of joy! March 25, 2014

Jumping for joy with the setting sun in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a magnificent day!

Pilar Stella jump for joy photo of the day!

A beautiful day of jumping joy by the Santa Monica Pier iin LOs Angeles, California with the lovely Pilar Stella.

Have a spectacular day!

Sierra Tasi-Baker Jumping joy photo of the day! March 21, 2014

My beautiful cousin jumping for joy in North Vancouver, BC Canada wearing a MEMEKOKO dress and makeup by Evelyn Iona Cosmetics.

Have a wonderful day!

It’s Leah Nicole Tisdale jumping for joy! March 19, 2014

Enjoying the colourful back ally graffiti of East Vancouver.

Have a wonderful day!

Brian Scudamore jumping for joy! March 13, 2014

Great way to start the morning in the Vancouver – sunshine, and jumping photos with Brian Scudamore Founder and CEO of 1-800-Got-Junk? in front of Science World in Vancouver BC Canada.

Check him out in next weeks feature, and find out what inspires him to jump for joy!
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Have a wonderful day!

@jessicacorbin Featuring Jessica Corbin – Newsletter Archive from December 23, 2013

Featuring Jessica Corbin – Newsletter Archive from December 23, 2013


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gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life…

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” 
- Eileen Caddy

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

Alice Ko and Esther jumping joy photo of the day! February 11, 2014

Having a fun time jumping for joy around some back ally ways in Gastown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Hope your day is amazing!

the joy of others…

“In the joy of others, lies our own, In the progress of others, rests our own, In the good of others abides our own.” – Pramukh Swami Maharaj

the power to choose moment by moment…

“We have the power to choose moment by moment who and how we want to be in the world.” – Jill Bolte Taylor

doing what you want to do…

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand–and melting like a snowflake…” — Francis Bacon

look at life with more playful eyes…

“…look at life with more playful eyes. Don’t be serious. Seriousness becomes like a blindness. Don’t pretend to be a thinker, a philosopher. Just simply be a human being. The whole world is showering its joy on you in so many ways, but if you are too serious, you cannot open your heart.” — Osho

a world within us…

“Each friend represents a world within us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ~ Anais Nin

happiness is the experience…

“Attaining lasting happiness requires that we enjoy the journey on our way toward a destination we deem valuable. Happiness is not about making it to the peak of the mountain nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain; happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak.”
 – Tal Ben

be light and frolicsome…

“I want to think of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.” – Mary Oliver

choose to learn from everything in our lives…

”I take solace in knowing that even though my path often is walked three steps forward and two steps back, even that backward motion (sometimes into fear or unconsciousness) is part of the journey teaching me compassion, forgiveness and patience with myself and others. We can choose to learn from everything in our lives – and it is in our nature to want to do just that. May we enjoy the process even in those moments when we are trying to “get somewhere.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer from THE INVITATION

the center of our being…

“What if our religion was each other, if our practice was our life, if prayer, our words. What if the temple was the earth, if forests were our church, if holy water—the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships, if the teacher was life, if wisdom was self-knowledge, if love was the center of our being.” — Ganga White

Hovering beside a tree, jumping joy photo of the day Gavin Ridling! January 5, 2014

Hovering joyfully beside a tree as the sun goes down in a park in Venice, California.

Have a fantastic day!

Taraneh and Adam jumping joy December 29, 2013

A laugh filled day of jumping joy with Taraneh and Adam in Vancouver, Canada.

Have a great day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Erin McMorrow from October 28, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around: Newsletter Archive Featuring Erin McMorrow from October 28, 2013


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your access to joy never vanishes… @DanielleLaPorte

“Joy is the fibre of your Soul. It’s the stuff of your essence. And since you, your Soul, can never be annihilated (yes, that would make you eternal and omnipresent), your access to joy never vanishes. Because joy is so foundational to your true being, every other state or emotion can rest on top of joy, it can accommodate everything.” – Danielle LaPorte

Be not afraid of greatness…

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” - William Shakespeare

Everything is energy…

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” — Albert Einstein

Live with intention…

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

say anything about yourself…

“Never say anything about yourself you don’t want to come true.” ― Brian Tracy

Doing what you’re afraid of…

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone and taking risks like that… that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special… and if you’re not good, who cares?! You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.” – Amy Poehler

Sasha Byrnes jumping for joy!

Beautiful jumping joy in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

A daily dose of daydreaming…

“A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

profound sense that life is meaningful, joyful, vibrant and satisfying…

“Sustainable happiness is having a global and profound sense that life is meaningful, joyful, vibrant and satisfying. This type of happiness is more like contentment.

People often confuse sustainable happiness with cheerfulness. While positive emotions are aspects of happiness, true happiness is more authentic and complex than fleeting pleasure. It requires experiencing the full range of emotion in life, which inevitably includes moments of anger, disappointment, sadness and other negative emotions. These are natural and can be useful reactions. Negative emotions alert us to problems or dangers, helping us effectively navigate life circumstances. A major difference between happy people and their less happy counterparts is that happy people use negative emotions to help them find their way back to what’s positive and possible.” – Lia Steakley

moving forward together…

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

beautiful ornaments illuminating my soul…

“I smile when I look back at the troubles that have strengthened me. What seems to be insurmountable struggles then are now beautiful ornaments illuminating my soul.” — Dodinsky

Jumping joy with Erin McMorrow! @erinmcmorrow

Peaceful jumping joy with Erin on the beach in Venice, California.

Have a super day!

on my list…

“I haven’t been everywhere but its on my list.” – Susan Sontag

the exultation of the possible…

“Play is the exultation of the possible.” – Martin Buber

choosing to take pleasure in what you have…

“The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.” – Leo Babuta