joy arises from within…

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Sasha Byrnes!

The lovely Sasha Byrnes jumping for joy in Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada.

Have a great day!

pretend and invent…

“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.” — Paulo Coelho

Jump for joy photo of the day – Honeybee Henderson! August 31, 2013

Honeybee jumping joy in Topanga Canyon, California on a beautiful sunny day 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

trust joy and embrace it…

“Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything.” ~ Emerson

Newsletter Archive Featuring Qelsey Zeeper June 10, 2013

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triggers for experiences…

“Stop thinking about art works as objects and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.” – Brian Eno

Jump for joy photo of the day – Chris Thorn! August 30, 2013

Jumping into and through the pic of a dock at Jerhico Beach Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a magnificent day!

learn how to do it…

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Jaxon Howell!

Playing and jumping around in a tunnel full of vibrant graffiti in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fun day!

fun around every corner…

“This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!” – D.M. Dellinger

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

Stylish and creative jumping with my cousin Sierra in north Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

anyone who can consistently laugh at himself…

“Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.” – Vaclav Havel

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Koshala Basnayake!

More fun jumping joy playing on a small beach with Koshi at Whytecliff Park BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

the cause of happiness in others…

“The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.” ― William Lyon Phelps

Jump for joy photo of the day Barb Stegemann! August 28, 2013

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the inspiring CEO and Author, Barb Stegemann in Vancouver. Here she is, joyfully jumping on the bed while spraying one of her beautiful perfumes… Such a fun shoot! Barb kindly gifted me one of The 7 Virtues Custom Blend Box’s with 4 different fragrances. Beautiful!

I think my fave is the The Nobel Rose of Afghanistan, hard to say, they are all lovely, check them out: The 7 Virtues. @the7virtues @BarbStegemann

Thank you Barb!

Have a fantastic day!

Great moments wait around every corner…

“This is a exciting world. It is cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.” – Richard David De Vos

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Michael Lyons!

Jumping for joy in his vegan restaurant GRAZE in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

moments and experiences of joy and passion…

“Fill your life with as many moments and experiences of joy and passion as you humanly can. Start with one experience and build on it.” – Marcia Wieder

Jump for joy photo of the day – Michelle Cote! August 27, 2013

Jumping for joy as her musical self, Miss Mercury in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

it is you who will get you where you want to go…

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” — Les Brown

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Jessica Carter!

Jumping for joy with the totem pole at Ambelside Beach in West Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fun day!

the courage to live out my life more fully…

“I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.” — Anaïs Nin

Jump for joy photo of the day – Ahmad and Fereshteh! August 26, 2013

Fun jumping joy with Ahmad and Fereshteh in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Go after your dream…

“Go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is.” – Linda Mastandrea

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Foxx Cant!

Jumping through the sky in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!

Play with abandon…

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

Jump for joy photo of the day – Andrea Spiegel! August 26, 2013

Fun jumping joy in a garden in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

Life is for you…

“Life is for you. Every little part of your life is for you. Everything. All of it. The challenges, the wins, the love, the loss… every little thing is FOR you.” – Honeybee Henderson

Newsletter Archive Featuring Malorie Shmyr from June 3, 2013

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Take a chance… @richardbranson

“Take a chance – it’s the best way to test yourself, have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

Jump for joy photo of the day – Koshala Basnayake! August 24, 2013

Super jumping joy in the harbour at Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

live the life of your dreams…

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Happiness is a state of mind…

“Happiness is a state of mind, so your state of mind at this moment makes all the difference.” – Garry Munro

Jump for joy photo of the day – Nancy Tychowski! August 23, 2013

Jumping joy before the storm roles in, in Vancouver, BC Canada!

Have a fantastic day!

You’re free to float…

“There’s something very freeing about losing the anchors that have always defined you. Frightening, sad, but exhilarating in a poignant way, as well. You’re free to float to the moon and evaporate or sink to the bottom of the deepest ocean. But you’re free to explore. Some people confuse that with drifting, I suppose. I like to think of it as growing.” – Deborah Smith

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Dannie Raymond!

Beautiful jumping joy with Dannie playing around in vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

the courage that one has…

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not that one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.” – Andre Malraux

Jump for joy photo of the day – Greg and his son! August 22, 2013

Some seriously fun jumping joy on the beach at Jerhico in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint…

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” ― Oprah Winfrey

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Brandi Leifso!

Lovely jumping joy with Brandi in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

I can do it…

“…if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Jump for joy photo of the day – Jaxon Howell! August 21, 2013

Fun jumping shoot adventure.. jumping in a tunnel, jumping a fence, and jumping the tracks. More great shots to come soon.

Have a fantastic day!

this amazing world we live in…

“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”
— Andrew Zimmern

Afternoon jumping joy photo with Stefany Mathias-Butler!

Jumping joy with my gorgeous cousin on the Griffith Park Conservatory in Los Angeles, California. Nice form! 🙂

Have a great day!

build confidence in the creative spirit…

“…all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” — Ansel Adams

Jump for joy photo of the day – Juanita Lohmeyer! August 20, 2013

Bringing some brightness and jumping joy to a stormy Vancouver day.

Have a wonderful day!

I see my path…

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

Afternoon jump for joy photo with Sascha Byrnes!

Fun jumping joy at Stanley Park in Vancouver BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!

a long lasting enduring enjoyment of life…

“Happiness is not merely a life lived by accumulating moments of pleasure. On the contrary, happiness is a long lasting enduring enjoyment of life, it is being in love with living. It is your reward for achieving a good character and personal rational values in life. Some important values are a productive career, romance, friendship and hobbies.” – Dr. Ellen Kenner (Positive Psychology)