Nothing can substitute experience…

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paulo Coelho

Afternoon jumping joy – Jose Gavina!

Some joyful jumping in the snow on Seymour Mountain, BC Canada.

Enjoy your day 🙂

It will bring lightness to you…

“Laughter has tremendous beauty, a lightness. It will bring lightness to you, and it will give you wings to fly. And life is so full of opportunities. You just need the sensitivity. And create chances for other people to laugh.” – Osho

Jump for joy photo of the day – Max and Koshi! March 31, 2013

Jumping for joy on a beautiful day in Whytecliff Park, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

the geography of your destiny…

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.” – Anam Cara

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Stefany Mathias-Butler!

Fun jumping joy at Griffith Park Conservatory in Los Angeles, California.

Enjoy your day!

Embrace the opportunity…

“Don’t fear the unknown. Embrace the opportunity. Failure is not permanent it is the essence of learning.” – W. Brett Wilson

Jump for joy photo of the day – Melissa Demmers! March 30, 2013

Bright sunny spring day jumping joy at Kits Beach, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

We all have dreams…

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Aakara Grace!

Jumping up for joy on the beautiful beach in Kauai, Hawaii.

Enjoy your day!

the presence of wonder…

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ― E.B. White

Jump for joy photo of the day – Mane Rayne! March 29, 2013

Some daring jumping joy on the edge of a fountain in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fun day!

Newsletter Archive Featuring Nancy Tychowski from February 11, 2013

Read about what inspires Nancy to jump for joy here: Newsletter Archive Featuring Nancy Tychowski from February 11, 2013

To learn more about the amazing people in my jump for joy photo project you can receive the latest Newsletter Features once a week, via email: Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE

live as only you can…

“The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman

Jump for joy photo of the day – Benjamin Cooper! March 28, 2013

A little Venice, California jumping joy 🙂

Have a great day!

experience each day as a sacred gift…

“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.” ~ John O’Donohue

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Klara Jahrig!

A beautiful spring sunny afternoon jumping for joy in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful afternoon!

Be an inspiration…

“Be an inspiration… let your beautiful Spirit shine out today.” – supriya

Jump for joy photo of the day – Amy Clover! March 27, 2013

A little spontaneous joy jumping in the West End of Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a marvellous day!

trust your internal navigation system…

“If your life is cloudy and you’re far, far off course, you may have to go on faith for a while, but eventually you’ll learn that every time you trust your internal navigation system, you end up closer to your right life.” — Martha Beck

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Mark Hildreth!

Jumping with his reflection in West Hollywood, California.

Enjoy your afternoon!

discover yourself to be a greater person…

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali

Jump for joy photo of the day – Meeshelle Neal! March 26, 2013

Some beautiful jumping joy as the sun goes down in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Richard Diamond!

Jumping for joy all the way up the top of Sleeping Giant mountain in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a spectacular day!

we are responsible for who we become…

“Our background and circumstances may influence who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.” – Unknown

Jump for joy photo of the day – Eyoälha Baker (yep, thats me:)! March 25, 2013

Here is an old shot of me jumping for joy atop a pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico in 2010. I love these shots.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Your work is to shine…

“Your work is to shine a spotlight on the wellbeing of this planet.” – Abraham

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Maryann Treffers!

Jumping for joy on a cloudy afternoon near Canada Place in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

the miracle of your life…

“Make the absolute most of each precious moment that is the miracle of your life. You are the right person, alive at the right time, to leave a legacy of awesomeness and love in the world.” – ‪@soulseed

Jump for joy photo of the day – Ahbyah Baker! March 24, 2013

Sweet jumping joy in a Vancouver park with talented local artist Ahbyah Baker.

Have a splendid day 🙂

Travel brings power and love…

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Kimberly Dean and Julian Guderley!

Amazing jumping joy along a river in North Vancouver, BC Canada. This is a special shot as just after this one… Julian accidentally fell in the water… and he was a little more than refreshed by the freezing cold water 🙂

choose to live in joy…

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” — Joseph Campbell

Jump for joy photo of the day – Katie Shaw! March 23, 2013

Lovely jumping joy in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California.

Have a wonderful day!

your inner feeling of bliss…

“Always remember to judge everything by your inner feeling of bliss.” ― Osho

Happy to be featured in On Purpose Magazine today :)

On Purpose Magazine

On Purpose Magazine

I recently came came across On Purpose Magazine and thought it would be wonderful to be associated with this website. On Purpose Magazine was created by RW Najarian in hopes of bringing valuable, interesting, intriguing, irreverent, inspiring, enlightening, educational, entertaining and powerful audio, video and written content of cause and purpose to the web. And I feel it does just that.

Take a moment to brows through his blog and you will find links and interviews to many interesting and inspiring people doing great things in the world. Thank you RW for your interest in my project and for allowing me to share about my work on your site.

Here is the link to my article, I hope you enjoy it: http://onpurposemagazine.com/2013/03/22/eyoalha-baker-photo-project-on-jumping-for-joy/

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Deborah Richards!

Some stylish jumping joy on a pier in north Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful afternoon!

people who uplift you…

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus

Jump for joy photo of the day – Melissa Demmers! March 22, 2013

A little hop scotch jumping joy at a Kitsilano school on a beautiful sunshiny spring day in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

choose a goal that is important to you…

“One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist – you can always do better and you can always grow.” — Leon Brown

Newsletter Archive Featuring Yuritzi Bojôrquez from January 28, 2013

Read about Yuritzi here: Newsletter Archive Featuring Yuritzi Bojôrquez from January 28, 2013

I took all the photos of Yuritzi in Vancouver BC Canada… fun jumps! 🙂

To learn more about the amazing people in my jump for joy photo project you can receive the latest Newsletter Features via email:
Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE 🙂

the infinite passion of life…

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.” – Federico Fellini

Jump for joy photo of the day – Marc Andre Gagnon! March 21, 2013

Fun times jumping for joy on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a spectacular day!

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Michelle Cote!

A happy birthday jump of joy to Michelle, photos were taken in Vancouver, BC Canada! 🙂 Happy Birthday Michelle!!

Have a great afternoon!

Happiness comes with practice…

“Feeling unsatisfied is not a problem but a habit. Happiness comes with practice. Use your creative power…Intend enjoyment.” Doña Esra

Jump for joy photo of the day – Amy Clover! March 20, 2013

A spontaneous and fun jumping joy photo shoot in the West End of Vancouver BC Canada. Amy is traveling around empowering people with her Strong inside Out project.

A a wonderful day!

the two most powerful words…

“I am – the two most powerful words in the world, for whatever we put after them becomes our reality” – 
Susan Howson

believe in the beauty…

‎”The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Jump for joy photo of the day – Klara Jahrig! March 19, 2013

Jumping for joy on a windy, and not so warm but sunny afternoon at English Bay Beach in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a joyous day!

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don’t stop playing…

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw