beauty of what you love…

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

Afternoon jumpin joy – Stephanie Zeh and a Stormtrooper! October 31, 2012

Steph and the storm trooper. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Stephanie Zeh jumping for joy with a Stromtrooper on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. 🙂

Enjoy your day!

Think big…

‎”Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” – Tim Ferriss

Jump photo of the day – Honeybee Henderson and Meli dog! October 31, 2012

Honeybee and Meli dog. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Honeybee and Meli dog joyfully jumping along a dirt road in Topanga Canyon, California. Its fun to play and be creative… why dressing up in costumes is so much fun. 🙂

Have a spectacular day!

drink the wild air…

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A rainy afternoon jump for joy – Taraneh Erfan King!

A rainy jump of joy! Photo by Eyoälha Baker

What a fun, Vancouver rainy afternoon jump of joy I just had with Taraneh Erfan King. I was feeling a little under the weather (not sick just the rainy day blues) before we began and after our joyful jumping photo shoot, I walked away feeling full of life, energized and inspired… in fact I laughed so much my cheeks were sore and smiled the whole way home 🙂

What a great way to spend a rainy afternoon!

Hide not your talents…

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin

Jump photo of the day – Bella! October 30, 2012

Bella in the sky. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Beautiful Bella jumping for joy and flying through the sky on Sunset beach Vancouver, BC.

Have a super day!

key to success..

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” – Buddha

Jumping family full of joy photo – Paula, Michael, A, V and R!

Creative family jumping joy photo. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

You can not help but love this jumping joy family photo taken in North Vancouver, BC of my dear friends Paula, Michael and their adorable kids A, R and V. So beautiful! I love this photo and family!

Have a great afternoon!

The Inspiration You Seek…

“The Inspiration You Seek Is Already Within You. Be Silent And Listen.” – Rumi

Jump photo of the day – Danny Hashimoto! October 29, 2012

Danny Jumping in Kauai. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

A stunning day of jumping joy in Kauai. Danny showed me to some really amazing locations, I love Kauai… unreal beauty of the nature.

Have a spectacular day!

capture your heart…

“Passion: There are some things in life that catch your eye, and then, there are those that capture your heart. Pursue those.” – Mary Grace

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Samantha Fox Olson!

Joy in the forest with Samantha Fox Olson. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Another stunning pick of Samantha Fox Olson jumping for joy along the border of the beach and forest in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a wonderful day!

an opportunity to create…

“Our society encourages us to seek comfort. Most products and services advertised day and night are designed to make us more comfortable and less challenged. And yet, only challenge causes growth. Only challenge will test our skills and make us better. Only challenge and the self-motivation to engage the challenge will transform us. Every challenge we face is an opportunity to create a more skilful self. So it is up to you to constantly look for challenges to motivate yourself with. And it’s up to you to notice when you’re buried alive in a comfort zone… Use your comfort zones to rest in, not to live in.” – Steve Chandler

Jump photo of the day – Yuri Bojôrquez! October 28, 2012

Yuri and the bird. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Yuri jumping for joy… and a giant bird. LOL Oh the things you find while wandering the streets of Vancouver, BC doing jumping photos.

Have a great day!

heart and soul…

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Afternoon jumping joy with Jules EstaVolando!

Jules in Mexico jumping joy. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

The beautiful Jules jumping for joy in a field in Mexico a couple of years ago. Great times 🙂

Have a wonderful afternoon!

mad to live…

“…the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!'” 
- Jack Kerouac

Jump photo of the day – Tili Gostima! October 27, 2012

Tilly jumping with the fall trees. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Tili Jumping with the trees on a beautiful fall day in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Life is Fun…

“…sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun.” – The Tao of Pooh

Afternoon jumping joy self portrait photo – Chad Deal and Eyoälha!

Chad and Eyoalha laughing joy jump. Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker

Can’t help but laugh looking at this photo of Chad Deal and myself laughing so hard we could barley jump. These self-portrait jumping photos we took with the camera propped up on a towel and set on a timer with multiple shots in Kauai, Hawaii. Hilarious 🙂

Enjoy your afternoon!

Leap as sea fish…

“Leap as sea fish
from the water,
toss your arms as fins,
dive under;
where the flute-note
sings of men,
leaving home
and following dreams.”
– Hilda Doolittle

Jump for joy photo of the day – Zara! October 26, 2012

Zara Jump for joy in the park. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

A vibrant jumping for joy in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

Sail away…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Newsletter Archive featuring Brandi Leifso from October 1, 2012

Brandi in the arches. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Newsletter Archive featuring Brandi Leifso from October 1, 2012

All photos of Brandi Leifso were taken in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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lose our minds…

“For you and for me the highest moment, the keenest joy, is not when our minds dominate but when we lose our minds…” – Anaïs Nin

A list of songs to jump to :)

“…There’s just something about a good beat that makes people want to get up and jump around. Musicians have incorporated jumping into their stage shows for generations and when an audience is feeling it, the joint is said to be “jumping”…” – Robert of the Radish

Love it! Get inspired by jumping… Jump around!

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Katie Shaw!

Lovely joy jump with Katie in LA. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

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

Enjoy your afternoon, notice the beauty that is around you!

…the genesis of genius

“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Galileo Galilei

Jump of joy photo of the day – Gustavo Imoberdorf! October 24, 2012

Joy jump in the fall Vancouver. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

A beautiful sunny fall afternoon in Vancouver, BC full of jumping joy.. nice jumps Gustavo!

joy follows…

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves” – Buddha

Afternoon jump of joy – Blair Larratt!

Jumping for joy as the sun sets. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Blair doing some crazy high jumping for joy at Spanish Banks Beach as the sun sets in Vancouver, BC.

Enjoy your afternoon!

pulses with every beat…

“Happiness pulses with every beat of my heart.” ~ Terri Guillemet

Jumping joy photo of the day – Uli Meitzner! October 23, 2012

Corfu jumping joy. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

Super jumping joy from Uli-pie in Corfu, Greece last year. I sure this photo will brighten you day 🙂

Have a great day!

Afternoon jump of joy photo – Mark Hildreth!

Jumping joy in West Hollywood with Mark Hildreth. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

A little jumping inspiration from Mark Hildreth in West Hollywood, Los Angeles California. Supper jumping!

Enjoy your afternoon!

follow your bliss…

“Follow your bliss. … If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on the kind of track that has been there the whole while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.” – Joseph Campbell

Jump photo of the day – David Blair! October 22, 2012

Jump up David Blair. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

David Blair showing his joy while jumping up high on Lions Gate bridge in Vancouver, BC.

Have a spectacular day!

Jump into the adventure…

“Trust into yourself. If you can think it then you can also realize it. Your hesitation makes the trouble not your abilities. Take action. Jump into the adventure.” – Esra

Afternoon jumping joy with – Kelly Wong!

Jump for joy in Yaletown. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

What a great visit / reunion / jumping photo session in Yaletown, Vancouver BC with my friend Kelly Wong who has been living in Vietnam. I haven’t seen in about 8 years since we went to grad school together! What a pleasure to sit, chat about about life and Kelly’s inspiring vision for a new business venture which will assist new entrepreneurs build their business and help them to grow and flourish… we may even have made up a name for it already 😉 I love it Kelly! Go for it!

Enjoy your day.. follow your dreams!

art is a journey…

“Creativity involves a leap of faith and confidence – faith in the creative process: ultimately art is a journey not directed by product but by the passage of thought, vision, intensive observation, time, and commitment.” – Wendell H. Arneson

Jump photo of the day – Angelika Gostina! October 21, 2012

Angelika jumping for the children. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

This jump for joy is a very special one… the joy in this jump is dedicated to all the wonderful students of South Meridian Elementary School! I was so honoured and touched when I met Angelika in Vancouver, BC a few days ago and she told me that she has been sharing my jump for joy photos with her students every day.

This made me very happy and I thought it would be nice to do an especially joyful jump just for them… from their lovely teacher, Mrs. Gostina. 🙂

I hope you have a great day full of joy and sending you all lots of love!

Movement is a medicine…

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” ~ Carol Welch

Afternoon jump of joy – Koshala, Maxi, Tili, Angelika, Gustavo!

Vancouver Fall Jump of joy. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

The sun peaked out today in Vancouver, BC and we had a super fun group jump of joy to celebrate life and Maximiliano’s birthday and the beautiful colours of fall. Incredible fun and photos from today and cant wait to post more soon. Thank you Maximiliano Horvat, Koshala Basnayake, Gustavo Imoberdorf, Angelika and Tili Gostina for a wonderful afternoon of jumping joy!

Have a great afternoon!

Joy is your quest…

“JOY is your quest, your legacy, your inherited right!” – Abraham Hicks

Jump photo of the day – Laurel L. Lewis! Ocotber 20, 2012

Lovely lAurel jumping for joy! Photo by Eyoälha Baker

The stunning Laurel L. Lewis expressing her joy for life in a graveyard in Santa Monica, CA. Laurel is an amazing woman, she has created: DeathIS.. and does death and dying dinner parties to build awareness around death and dying. Her vision is to: “Create a new paradigm; one where death and dying is embraced as a natural part of life, and to encourage a global conversation around death that will improve our relationship to it.” Important work.

Really enjoy your life and embrace that death is a part of it.

it is in us…

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” – Richard Wagner

Afternoon jump of joy – Taraneh and Adam King!

Love jump. Photo by Eyoälha Baker

I just loved this jumping photo shoot! Taraneh and Adam chose to jump for joy on their 2 year anniversary, and the love and joy between them really shone through in the images. beautiful day, beautiful people, beautiful love.

Enjoy your afternoon!

a vivid passion for life…

“A creative, passionate spark burns within you
Let the wild breath of the wind, rush through you.
Ignite a fire inside your comfort zone
open up, Jump out of your way,
burn the sky with a vivid passion for life.”
– Eyoälha 🙂

Jump for Joy! Interview with Lilou Mace in Kauai, Hawaii 2012

Me being interviewed by the wonderful and inspiring Lilou Mace!

We had such a great day together 🙂 We met up and did some fun jumping photos together, then hiked down stairs that were more like ladders in some spots to this beautiful secret beach where she interviewed me about Jump for joy! Photo Project. Then hiked back up to the top… and did even more jumping photos with another friend as the sun went down!

I am so blessed to have met such a kind, generous and inspiring woman. So happy to know you Lilou!