Playful elegance with Bobbie Long Haberdasher for the Jump for joy Photo Project! #shareyourjoy

Photo of Bobbie Long Haberdasher by Eyoalha Baker

Photo of Bobbie Long Haberdasher by Eyoalha Baker

Bobbie Long Haberdasher Shares her beautiful Jumping joy!

Q: What inspired your jump for joy?
A:
Joy! Joy made me jump! It’s an extraordinary feeling and emotion that not everyone gets to experience. I am blessed to experience joy at least once a day. But I had to do the work to get there. There was a long period of my life where I hadn’t experience joy.

Q. How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A:
Fun and joyful! How can it not be? What a glorious idea to take pictures people jumping for joy. I loved it, and as a matter of fact for two days after, I found myself randomly jumping and it brought me so much joy!

Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
A:
Oh man, how do you describe the feeling of joy? For me, I am a deeply feeling soul and when I feel eminence joy, the best way to describe it is like their is the biggest brightest light in the world trapped inside me and it wants to bust through. It makes me feel warm and joyful. It’s probably one of the greatest feelings I have ever experienced.

Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
A:
My business – I get to dress men for a living and it brings me so much joy every day! I love that I get to do what I’m good at. I have amazing clients and network that also love what I do and support my passion.

My Husband and our life. We’ve worked hard to get to where we are and continue to work on growing and evolving into our best life. It’s a tough world out there, but it’s a lot easier when you get to go through it with someone you love.

Q: Your driving force?
A:
The young girls in my life – my nieces and step-daughter. I want them to see that even though you are a girl, you can be, do and have anything you desire. I have faced a lot of challenges in my life, but the biggest one was not being encouraged and supported in my dreams as a young girl. We need love, support and encouragement to rise to our greatness and I want to be that role model for them.

Q: Your philosophy?
A:
You don’t lose when you lose, you only lose when you quit. This has been with me ever since I moved to Vancouver in 2004, I read it in an article interviewing Jimmy Pattison. They quoted him saying that and I have tried my best to live by it everyday. It’s the reason I’m still living in Vancouver and now running my own business.

Q: Anything in the world, what would you do?
A:
Currently I’m doing it, but I have so much more that I want to accomplish. I would like to have multiple, thriving HaberdasherAndCo businesses that are run by strong, successful and empowered females. As well as start a charity that provides support, education and work skills to at risk male youth.

Oh and travel. I want to travel!

Q: What are you working on?
A:
I’m working towards being the go-to Suit Specialist in Vancouver for men and Grooms!

Q: Something special about you?
A:
I love being outside – camping, picnics and hikes are my favourite Summer activities

I am obsessed with podcasts and audio books. I love constantly feeding my brain with self improvement, motivational and business related content. I am constantly learning and want to be the best at all that I do.

I’m an urban gardener. We grow all the stuff on our private rooftop patio in East Vancouver.

Instagram: @HaberdasherAndCo
FB page: facebook.com/haberdasherandco
Web: haberdasherandco.com

The joy of jumping in poetry… by @soramaruT share your passion, share your joy!

Photo of Sora Jumping for Joy by Eyoalha Baker

Photo of Sora Jumping for Joy by Eyoalha Baker

A beautiful poem about joy by Sora Takayama …

———–
Jump

Jump
The body’s pulse
Jump
The soul’s fugue
Jump
Over the horizon
Jump
Break through the dimension

———–

ジャンプ

ジャンプ
肉体の躍動
ジャンプ
精神のフーガ
ジャンプ
地平線を越えて
ジャンプ
次元を破って
———–

Photo of Sora Takayama by Eyoalha Baker

Photo of Sora Takayama by Eyoalha Baker

A little bit about Sora:

Born in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan in 1979. Master of Arts in philosophy.
Beginning in 2007 travelled the world for 4 1/2 years.
In 2008, joined Austrian Artist Bello Benischauer’s ongoing art project doing translation and performance (http://www.artinprocess.com).
1st poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in Spring, 2014.
Started Vegan Pudding & Co from 2015.
Co-stared with Japanese actors Takao Osawa and Masami Nagasawa in clothing company Global Work’s advertising campaign “Sekai-jin” [Global Citizens] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ws8y_bHW54).
​Invited to perform poetry piece at the Canada Japan Friendship Association. (http://cjfa.org/).
Host of the “Japanese Poets North of the 49th”.

Working on: Writing poem. Performance poetry reading. www.takayamasoramaru.com

Connect with Sora:

Twitter: @soramaruT

Instagram: @vegan_pudding_co

FB page: www.facebook.com/veganpuddingco/ www.facebook.com/jpn49th/

JOY – What does it mean? How does it feel?

Self Portrait Jump for Joy Photo by Eyoalha Baker

Self Portrait Jump for Joy Photo by Eyoalha Baker

JOY

Synonyms of joy in English:
noun

1.
delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, ebullience, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, transports of delight, rapture, radiance;
enjoyment, gratification, felicity;
cloud nine, seventh heaven;
French joie de vivre
humorous delectation
literary joyousness
rare jouissance, ravishment, jocundity

2.
pleasure, source of pleasure, delight, treat, thrill
informal buzz, kick

3.
success, satisfaction, luck, successful result, positive result;
accomplishment, achievement

This definition is from the online Oxford Dictionary