present joys…

“My mind to me a kingdom is,
Such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss.”
– Sir Edward Dyer

Afternoon jumping joy – Adele Tripp!

Jumping for joy at Kilauea General Store. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Adele showing her beautiful joy in front of the Kilauea General Store on the Big Island of Hawaii. 🙂

Aloha and have a wonderful day!

Joy is what happens…

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves 
to recognize how good things really are.” 
- Marianne Williamson

Jump photo of the day – Ken Lardizabal! September 29, 2012

Run and jump! Photo by Eyoälha Baker

On the South Shore, Kauai, with this blue sky in the background you would never guess that moments later their was a rain downpour that passed over us… but before running for cover, Ken did some incredible jumps of joy!

Another fun day of jumps! 🙂

Aloha an have a great day!

the first step…

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Afternoon jumping joy – Zander and Lilou Mace!

Sunset Hack jump of joy! Photo by Eyoälha Baker

I just had to post a jump pic from last nights gorgeous Kauai sunset, hyper energy jumping joy photo shoot with the lovely Lilou Mace and Zander. WOW! Between the 3 of us the energy was electric, with uncontrollable laugh attacks.

SO much fun… I LOVE MY LIFE!!! 🙂

Jump for joy photo of the day – Lilou Mace! September 29, 2012

Lilou’s jumping joy! Photo by Eyoälha Baker

What an incredibly fun jumping photo shoot with the stunning and passion filled Lilou Mace who is in Hawaii (and travelling the world) doing empowering, joyful interviews, infused with love for her amazing Juicy Living Tour.

We started with jumps overlooking a beach on the ledge of a cliff then climbed down, what seemed like endless stairs, to a top-secret beach location where we did more fun jumps with lots of laughing and waves crashing… she is amazing 🙂 I love her, we bonded instantly and I have no doubt a great friendship has been born…

After some more jumping around on the beach, we casually lounged across some lava rocks by the ocean as she interviewed me about Jump for Joy! photo project for her super inspiring online TV show LILOU MACE WEB TV YOUTUBE 🙂

Such a great day… and of course, it just kept getting better.. we climbed back up the endless stairs and did MORE jumping photos with another friend named Zander during the sunset…. AMAZING… photos coming soon 🙂

Lilou and me. Self portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker

in the direction of your dreams…

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

A Kauai afternoon jump of joy!

Mom and son joy jump. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

This was a very spontaneous jump of joy inspired by the bright colours against the green background of the jungle 🙂 taken during the preparation for the feast I went to last week on Kauai.. a big joy jump between mother and son 🙂 Fun!

Aloha and have a wonderful day!

the seriousness of a child…

“Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” – Heraclitus

Jump photo of the day – Harry Kaaumoana Jr.! September 28, 2012

Cliff jumper – Harry. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

One more time! From my first day in Kauai, an incredible cliff jump photo from Harry Kaaumoana Jr. This was a great day and perfect introduction to kauai…

I am back in beautiful Kauai again today after 2 days of jumping around on the Volcano on the Big Island. Now I am getting ready for my jump photo shoot this afternoon with Lilou Mace. I love Hawaii.. life is good 🙂


more energy…

“True joy is that which gives us more energy and makes us feel more alive.” ~ Robert Puryear

Over 20,000 views!

Over 20,000 views to date since I started Jump for joy! photo project blog in May… Cool!

Thanks for stopping by and supporting my blog… I am jumping for joy to celebrate my mini milestone along my jumping journey 🙂

Lava tube entrance Big Island Volcano. Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker

ALOHA and all my love to you from the Big Island of Hawaii!

Enjoy your day!

ecstasy in life…

“Find ecstasy in life;
 the mere sense of living is joy enough.” 
- Emily Dickinson

Big Island Volcano Village Lodge jumping adventure!

Jumping for Joy at the Volcano Village Lodge. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

I have been loving my jumping adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii so far… the night I arrived I got to see the beautiful orange glow in the smoke at the top of the Volcano. Then yesterday, I jumped all over the Volcano National Park, in the hollowed out lava tubes and in the lava rock fields.. and the highlight.. jumping for joy in the gorgeous, lush jungle at the stunning Volcano Village Lodge.

No wonder this lodge has been featured in Brides Magazine as a perfect place to take a honeymoon 😉 It’s so secluded, lush, private and romantic… I had such a fun time and jumped all around the place! I did this jumping self-portrait photo in one of the rooms which are made of individual huts.. so beautiful and fun as always.

I have had such an amazing time on the Big Island. Now, I am excited to head back to my other Hawaiian home – Kauai for my jumping photo shoot and interview with the lovely Lilou Mace near the lighthouse tomorrow. So excited!

The jumping adventure continues!!! 🙂

Live the life…

“Live the life you’ve dreamed.” – Henry David Thorea

Newsletter Archive featuring Honeybee Henderson from September 3, 2012

Newsletter Archive Honeebee Henderson September 3, 2012 Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Newsletter Archive featuring Honeybee Henderson from September 3, 2012

This photo of Honeybee was taken in Topanga Canyon, California.

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Creativity is contagious…

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

Jumping for joy photo of the day is Ed! September 26, 2012

Ed and the lava rocks. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Ed doing some impressive jumps of joy on the field of lava rocks at Volcano National park on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Enjoy your day! Aloha!

our dreams…

“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

Afternoon jump of joy – Kilauea Caffe Crew jump!

Kilauea Caffe Crew jump.

My friend got this fantastic shot on his iphone of me shooting a group jump for joy photo with the coolest group of women on the Big Island, Hawaii. They work at the Kilauea Kreations Caffe on Old Volcano Road on the Big Island of Hawaii.

I would highly recommend, that if you are ever on the Big Island to stop by here, grab a delicious coffee.. maybe stop in at the Volcano’s Lava Rock Cafe next door and have a Loco Moco at the restaurant (I had it for breakfast at the restaurant and it was delicious!) and say hello to these lovely women. I will post the shot I got soon as well but I think this one is great 🙂

Having a great time on the Big Island so far… back to Kauai tomorrow 🙂


the choice to succeed…

“Make the choice to succeed. And then act as if you have no other choice.” – Unknown

Jump photo of the day – Bea! September 26, 2026

Sand shower jump of joy. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

The adorable Bea joyfully kicking sand in my face to get this cool flying sand shot. A beautiful day of play on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii.


stand out…

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

following your flame…

“We are more than human,
following your flame,
O woman;

we are more than fire,
following your controlled

We are more than ice,
listening to the slow
beat of our hearts,
like under-currents of sap in a flowering tree,
covered with late snow;

we are more than we know.”

– Hilda Doolittle

Umi afternoon jump of joy photo!

Taro joy jump. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Umi jumping for joy while harvesting Taro leaves in Kauai, Hawaii.

Aloha and Shaka!

the highest energy of all…

“Joy is the highest energy of all. It’s the magical sense that everything is possible. Joy springs from appreciating the gifts within each moment. Joy allows you to attract and create your present and future moments at their highest possible levels.” – Doreen Virtue

Double jump self-portrait photo of the day – Marc Andre and me (Eyoälha)! September 25, 2012

Double jump self portrait Photo by Eyoälha Baker

This was a spontaneous jump shot.. On our way back from paddle boarding with the dolphins, I was showing Marc Andre and Taj how I set up my timer to do jumping self portraits an Marc Andre jumped in for fun 🙂 It was a lucky shot that got us all warmed up for our jump photo shoot on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii.


The adventurer…

“The path of the adventurer is a path of joy.” 
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hawaii Big Island jumping photo adventure!

OK.. How cool is this… First, Im extending my stay in Kauai, Hawaii until October 3rd AND tomorrow I am going to hop over to the Big Island for the night and jump for joy at Volcano National Park and stay at the incredible

This place looks just stunning and I am so excited about doing jump for joy photos there that I’m practically jumping right out of my pants!!! 🙂

I can’t wait to post my jumping photo adventure on the Big Island in the luxurious Volcano Village Lodge so so so excited 🙂

Big Island jungle jumping photos coming soon!!!

In the meantime… here is a self-portrait from my amazing day today in Kauai… I LOVE MY LIFE! 🙂


Self-portrait jump of joy Kauai, Hawaii. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Afternoon jump of joy – Danny Hashimoto!

Jungle jump. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

A beautiful afternoon jumping for joy in the jungle of Kauai with Danny Hashimoto. Danny runs adventure tours on the island so he knows all the most amazing hiking spots to go on Kauai… and on top of that he created the most amazing “Raw Cacao Mousse” and “Raw Passion-Coconut Mousse” (with trimmings) as dessert covered with flowers and local berries and nuts as a desert after the jumping photos. Just amazing. If you ever visit Kauai, Hawaii check out Kauai Quest Adventures he knows everything about the land, very informative… oh AND he does Hiking / Kayak Guide / Photographer / Cacao Mousse Maker / Spirulina seller for all kinds of occasions too! 🙂


happy and hysterically happy…

“I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.” ~ Allen J. Lefferdink

Jump photo of the day – Sarab Seva! September 23, 2012

Jump attack. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Sarab Sora sharing his jumping joy on a beautiful Kauai day.

Aloha from Kauai!

The joy of a spirit…

“The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.” – Ninon de Lenclos

Taro harvest jump for joy photo – Sage!

Harvesting joy. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

This photo was taken of Sage while he was helping harvest Taro leaves which we used in preparation of a feast of Laulau. A Laulau is a Hawaiian dish. Traditionally, it consisted of pork in wrapped taro leaf. for a feast gathering at a friends place in Kauai, Hawaii.


joy is love…

“Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa

Jump photo of the day – Marc Andre and Taj Jure! September 23, 2012

Love jump. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Such a fantastic day… Marc Andre and Taj Jure jumping for joy on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii 🙂 A beautiful and fun day playing around on the beach.

This afternoon you can listen to Taj and I live online talking about our fun day of jumping joy at, or if you are in Kauai, Hawaii you can listen in on 90.9, 91.9 or 92.7 on your radio, KKCR Radio Show tomorrow at 12:00pm (Hawaii time, 3pm pacific and 6pm Eastern time).


the thrill of creative effort…

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
 and the thrill of creative effort.” 
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dolphins, turtles, jumps of joy and Taj Jure!

Paddel board jump! Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Today was incredible…

I had an amazing jumping photo shoot with the gorgeous Taj Jure on the beach on Kauai today. As we arrived at the beach, we discovered there were a pod of dolphins playing out in the ocean. We thought it would be amazing to paddle board out and do some jumps off the paddle boards where the dolphins were swimming. I had one problem.. I don’t have a waterproof camera :/ so Taj quickly called her love Marc Andre to the rescue to bring his waterproof camera and paddle out to meet us so we could take jumping photos with the dolphins 🙂

We grabbed the paddle boards from atop her truck and paddled out to play… We got out in the ocean and saw a huge sea turtle along the way but the dolphins were not where we had originally seen them. Marc Andre arrived and as he paddled out he took a bit of a detour away from where we were… he had found the dolphins! So we quickly headed over in his direction to join in.

We got there just in time to have them swim around us and to see a sweet little baby dolphin with a pink belly jump out of the water just feet away from our boards. We didn’t get the jump photos with the dolphins unfortunately as the camera battery had already died before we even got to Marc Andre.

After hanging out with the dolphins for a while, the dolphins swam past us out to the ocean and we headed back to shore to jump for joy!

We had such an amazingly fun time jumping together today that Taj invited me to join her on her live radio show tomorrow 🙂 You can listen live online at, or if you are in Kauai, Hawaii you can listen in on 90.9, 91.9 or 92.7 on your radio, KKCR Radio Show tomorrow at 12:00pm (Hawaii time, 3pm pacific and 6pm Eastern time).

I have never been a guest on a radio show so this will be fun new experience and have no idea what to expect.. tune in if you can 🙂

Miracles happen…

“Miracles happen to those that believe in them.” – Bernard Berenson

Afternoon jumping joy Aakara Grace!

Aakra joy! Photo by Eyoälha Baker

More beautiful jumping joy from Aakra Grace in Kauai, Hawaii. Pure joy.

Have a stunning afternoon!


touch a star…

“Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.” ~ Doug Larson

Jump for joy photo of the day – Ken Lardizabal! September 22, 2012

Koloa, Hawaii jump. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

I had an incredibly fun-filled and adventurous day yesterday, starting out with an awesome jumping photo shoot with Ken in Koloa, Kauai. Stunning location. Super jumping. Great start to the day… and it just got better as the day went on. More photos to come soon 🙂


Afternoon jumping joy – Diana Branum Leone!

The lost jumper. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

On yesterdays hike up the stunning “sleeping giant” side of the mountain, we met a lost hiker (Diana), Richard Diamond gave her directions home and then, naturally I had her do a jump of joy along the trail before she went on her way back down the mountain 🙂 A great jump of joy for someone who thought they couldn’t jump 😉

Have a great afternoon!


seek to develop the picture…

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.” 

- Norman Vincent Peale

Jumping joy photo of the day – Ahbyah Baker! September 21, 2012

Ahbyah joy. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Sweet jump of joy from artist Ahbyah Baker on Sunset Beach, Vancouver BC. Happy times.

Enjoy your day!

Kauai afternoon jumping joy – Richard Diamond!

Not so sleepy giant mountain. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

This afternoon I climbed to the top of “Sleeping Giant” Mountain with Richard Diamond, publisher of the Kauai MuseLetter and HeartBeat of Kauai.. everything going on in Kauai can be found here, its the inside scoop on the island.

We stopped along the way up the mountain to jump for joy and had such a great time, laughing and making up fun stories about the potency of joy experienced while doing jump for joy photos… many laughs, and more photos to come soon.


leap into the ripe air…

“I will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers. I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air, alive, with closed eyes.” – e.e. cummings

Newsletter Archive featuring Christopher O’Brocto from August 27, 2012

Christopehr O’Brocto Newsletter. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Newsletter Archive featuring Christopher O’Brocto from August 27, 2012

This photo of Christopher was taken in Hollywood, California.

To learn more about the amazing people in my jump for joy photo project you can receive the latest Newsletter Features via email:
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Imagination encircles the world…

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ― Albert Einstein