Choose a job you love…

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Mackenzie Moen!

Loved this day of waterfall jumping joy in the stunning nature of Kawai, Hawaii.

Have a fabulous day!

Laughter is a powerful antidote…

“Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.”Laughter is the Best Medicine

have perseverance and above all confidence…

“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

Newsletter Archive Featuring Klara Jahrig from March 25, 2013

In case you missed it the first time round, check out the Newsletter Archive Featuring Klara Jahrig from March 25, 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

stop to look fear in the face…

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.” – E. Roosevelt

Jump for joy photo of the day – Ken Lardizabal! May 30, 2013

Jumping for joy along the ocean cliffs in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have an amazing day!

a fabulously unique individual…

“Freak: A person who is envied cause they are a fabulously unique individual and has no need or desire to follow the flock.” – ‏‪@DyanDiamond

Afternoon jumping joy self-portait photo – by me (Eyoälha)!

Yep, another jumping joy self-portrait.. this was such such a beautiful warm spring day, the first day warm enough to wear shorts after Vancouver’s damp winter. A perfect day to play and so some jumping self-portraits.

Enjoy your day!

explore many unknown realms…

“Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.” – David Whyte

Jump for joy photo of the day – Sierra Tasi-Baker! May 29, 2013

Jumping for joy on a bridge in North Vancouver BC Canada.. that takes a bit of skill.. and confidence! 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

Play is a uniquely adaptive act…

“Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.” Johan Huizinga

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Maryann Treffers!

A little colourful jumping joy on a rainy afternoon in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a marvellous day!

changing the channels of our minds to positive inspiring thoughts…

“Life could be so different by changing the channels of our minds to positive inspiring thoughts. This can alter a life for good … our own.” – Rock Christopher

Jump for joy photo of the day – Michael Lyons! May 28, 2013

Had a great time doing this shoot at GRAZE a new vegan Restaurant in Vancouver BC Canada.

Mike will be featured in an upcoming newsletter so Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE to learn about what inspired him to jump for joy 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

Let the orchestra of your life play all the notes…

“Get the most out of everything in your life; the happiness and the sadness, the success and the failure… get a good perspective of what life is all about. Let the orchestra of your life play all the notes, the high notes, the low rumblings of the difficulties and perplexities that all we all face.” 
- Jim Rohn

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Alicia!

Sweet jumping joy in North Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

discover hidden parts of who you are…

“Try to hang out with a wide range of people – who have different views and interests, outlooks and beliefs, personalities, goals, plans, hopes and dreams. Let them help you to discover hidden parts of who you are – that you haven’t been able to embrace before. Then give yourself permission to step outside the box and, perhaps, be someone different from who you thought you were.”Positivity

Jump for joy photo of the day – Dawn Neale! May 27, 2013

Jumping for joy around Gastown in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

And that is how change happens…

“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” ― Libba Bray

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Paula, Vicho and Michael!

A little family jumping joy in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

“My stomach STILL hurts from laughing all day!” – Fiona Forbes

A sweet, and unexpected blog post from the lovely Fiona Forbes about our jumping joy photo session…

“…it was a super fun day filled giggles and gales of laughter as I tried to look graceful while leaping mid-air and trying to not kill myself upon landing. On the count of three, I’d jump and she’d click…hoping to catch that magic mid-air moment. Every time we thought we’d mastered that millisecond of synchronicity, checking the shot on the camera was just as fun as the jumps themselves.” – Fiona Forbes

Fiona will be featured in my newsletter tomorrow… (I feature a different person every Monday and its always inspiring) Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE to check out what inspires her to jump for joy!

🙂

decide your life is your own…

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Malorie Shmyr!

Just did this amazing shoot in the Forrest with the lovely Malorie Shmyr who created this skirt out of paper! So creative and fun! 🙂

Have a wonderful afternoon!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Scott Molluso and his Dad Tony! May 25, 2013

A fun father and son night time jump of joy in Venice, California.

Have fabulous day!

doing something with soul, creativity, love…

Meraki (Greek): doing something with soul, creativity, love…

Meraki

Meraki

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Brandi Leifso!

Brandi Leifso CEO of Evelyn Iona Cosmetics jumping for joy in the streets of Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fabulous afternoon!

you are called by joy…

“Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf.” – Alan Cohen

Jump for joy photo of the day – Fiona Forbes! May 24, 2013

The lovely Ms. Fiona Forbes jumping for joy and on the run… in Kitsilano, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

where your thoughts take you…

“As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Dan!

A little Jumping for joy in Whytecliff Park, BC Canada.

Enjoy your afternoon!

The ultimate goal of life…

“The ultimate goal of life is to be happy” ~ Og Mandino

Jump for joy photo of the day – Theresa Walsh! May 23, 2013

Some street jumping joy in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a super fun day!

what a privilege it is to be alive…

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ― Marcus Aurelius

Afternoon jumping joy photo – River, Paula and Alicia!

Some happy family jumping joy in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!

an inner state of well being…

“Happiness is an inner state of well being which enables you to profit from your highest: thoughts, wisdom, intelligence, common sense, emotions, health, and spiritual values in your life.” – Lionel Ketchian

Jump for joy photo of the day – Aliyah O’Brien! May 22, 2013

Beautiful jumping joy at English Bay Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

living life to the fullest…

“There is no exact pattern for living life to the fullest. It is a balance. A deep and rich life consists of an array of different balances we must make. We learn the art of finding peace and tapping the creative mind, but also we also courageously move forward into our fears causing the anxiety of moving into something new. We learn to live in the present, but also make goals for the future and learn lessons of wisdom from our past. We live to give of ourselves to others but also to embrace our own individualism while doing so. Mindfully, we adjust and tamper with the balance of the many areas of our lives in this complex and exciting world we live in. It takes effort to stay in balance but it will increasingly take more effort to live a life completely out of balance and in chaos.”Troy

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Melissa Demmers!

Fun jumping joy at a Kitsilano School yard in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great afternoon!

inspire us to take the greatest action…

“The most challenging situations can inspire us to take the greatest action and lead us to our greatest joy.” – @bestcoach4u

Jump for joy photo of the day – Zara!

Jumping for joy as the sun goes down on 3rd Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

I look for the unguarded moment…

‎”Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person´s face.” – Steve McCurry

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Angelika Gostima!

Gorgeous fall colours and jumping joy in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your afternoon!

the way you’d like to be…

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.” – Bob Dylan

Jump for joy photo of the day – Jude Kusnierz and Dannie Raymond!

Lovely black and pink striped jumping joy in a painted ally way in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Going Coastal!

Jumping joy on the top of a building in China Town, Vancouver with Going Coastal an energetic group of runners. Such a fun shoot!

Have a wonderful afternoon!

to create what matters…

“There is no map, no guarantee of success. If there was, the map would have been photocopied (or reblogged on tumblr) by now. To move forward, to create what matters, we first need to get off the beaten path and into the unknown. It could fail, and that’s ok. Great creations have always required great risk. Experiment, because experiments don’t fail, they either prove or disprove a point.” – Paul Jarvis

Jump for joy photo of the day – Blair Larratt! May 19, 2013

Jumping joy at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

May your walls know joy…

“May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” ~ Maryanne Radmacher