when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all… @buddha #quote

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” – Buddha

Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! April 1, 2015

This is Courtney, joyfully springing into spring. Taken on one of the first beautiful sunny days in Vancouver, the joy was ever present on this shoot. mineandyours.com

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Antonia Jane Allan @antoniajallan #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 29, 2015

This is Antonia. I met her at an art exhibition through a friend of a friend, she is a photographer, Art Director and DJ. Our shoot was short and sweet. We got a couple of wonderful shots of her hovering high up in the air beside Lost Lagoon (we chose this location because she loves being in nature) in Vancouver BC Canada :)

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The thing is to free one’s self… @Woolf_Virginia #quote

“I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” – Virginia Woolf

Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work – Eyoälha Baker’s Health Care Pecha Kucha

My first attempt at public speaking! Forgot a lot of what I wanted to say and fumbled my way through lol but, I did it! Let’s Put More Joy into Our Lives and Work. This Pecha Kucha presentation was done for the 2015 Quality Forum BCPSQC Health Talks. It was a great challenge and look forward to improving my skills at my next speaking engagement :)

Mane Rayne @BodyBlissCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 27, 2015

This is Mane. Mane was a playful thrill seeker, and looked for the most challenging places to jump. Not surprising that he calls his company Urban Health Warriors his mission? “Our goal is to raise global AWESOME(ness) through playful and process-based health coaching…” – he is a joyful warrior indeed, travelling the world doing acroyoga everywhere he goes :)

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Jessica Carter @JJCarterStyle #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 25, 2015

This is Jessica. We met several years ago playing a soccer game. She has a vibrant, uplifting energy which shines through in her jumping photos, and is sure to bring some joy to your day.

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Brian Scudamore @1800GOTJUNK @WOW1DAYPAINTING #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 22, 2015

This is Brian. He is the Founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Wow 1 Day Painting. Brian came out to jump around and celebrate the joy of life by Science World on a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver. You can read more about what inspired Brian to Jump for Joy here: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=afaa83c4358de943aee7f08f9&id=c580117ffe

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the desire to do things… #psychologytoday #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It’s the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So figure out what you want, power through the pain period, and start being who you want to be.” – Psychology Today

Laura Biffen #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 20, 2015

This is Laura. We met in Oahu, Hawaii at a mutual friends wedding. The celebration of love is always a perfect reason to jump for joy.

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There is only now… #quote

“I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” – Hugh Laurie

#TBT @SunnyLenarduzzi Jump for Joy! Newsletter Archive Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi from October 13, 2014 #jumpforjoyphoto

Taking it back to last Octobers featured jumper, the beautiful and talented Miss Sunny Lenarduzzi… read all about what inspires her to jump for joy here: Jump for Joy! Newsletter Archive Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi from October 13, 2014

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believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible… #quote

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” ― Rodolfo Costa

say yes to life and have fun… Shannon L. Alder #quote #positivity

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life… #quote #inspiration

“Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.” – Lawrence K Fish

Luke Trancredi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 14, 2015

This is Luke. We got some great jumping shots thanks to the beautiful spring sunshine streaming into this railway tunnel (don’t worry, we played safely away from the train tracks!) in North Vancouver. Thanks for sharing the jumping joy Luke!

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Newsletter Archive Featuring Charlie Kerr @JPNSGRLS #charliekerr #jpnsgrls #feature #music #Vancouver

If you missed it the first time around, check out what inspires Charlie to jump for joy:

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A: It was really, really fun. There are very few situations where I am encouraged to jump around and i wish there was more…
October 6, 2014 Featuring Charlie Kerr


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find out what being happy means to you… #quote

“The challenge is to find out what being happy means to you. This is not an abstract definition of happiness we’re aiming for but the feel, the smell, the taste, and colour – and of course the sound – of happiness.” – Pete Cohen

Dianna Christopoulos @Dianna_Chr #jumpfojoyphoto of the day!

The moment the jumps really began to get exciting :) Some serious jumping joy here.

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it makes all the challenges you face in your life and work a joy to deal with… #quote

“Challenge is the catalyst for success. Once you know this secret, it makes all the challenges you face in your life and work a joy to deal with. A routine of constant challenge builds strong beings, much as a good gym workout builds strong bodies.” – Peter Hirsch

Keep your mind firmly focused on what you want… #quote #goals #inspiration

“Your goals are present-day mental images of future events. They keep your mind firmly focused on what you want. Successful people, when not actively doing something about their goals, are thinking about them, visualizing them, imagining and feeling them already accomplished.” – David Lawrence Preston

Eugene Suyu @tinkerines #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 7, 2015

Some super jumping joy near the Tinkerine headquarters in Vancouver. Spreading the joy one jump at a time.

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Being positive is a strategy… @marcandangel

“There may not be an obvious reason to be positive today, but you don’t need a reason. Being positive is a strategy, not a response. The most powerful time to be positive is precisely when everything around you is not so positive.”Marc and Angel

Lenora Gates @lenoragates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 4, 2015

The beauty of nature shines though no matter the weather, spring in Vancouver brings some grey cloudy days… this natural beauty is reason to jump for joy everyday.

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Jigme Nehring + Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 3, 2015

Jumping into spring with the cherry blossoms in bloom.. simply beautiful :) Jump for joy! Features on these lovely ladies coming soon.

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Marc and Taj #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 2, 2015

A beautiful day of beach jumping joy in Kauai, Hawaii. Loads of fun and lots of laughing.

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be the greatest version of ourselves… @SteveMaraboli #jumpforjoyphoto

“I have come to believe that our innate purpose is nothing more than to be the greatest version of ourselves. It is a process of refinement, improvement, and enhancement. When you are aligned with this process and living your purpose, you have the potential of creating something amazing.” ― Steve Maraboli

Tammy Gillis @Tammy_F_Gillis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 1, 2015

Jump, jump, jump for joy :) This was a fun jumping shoot with the lovely Tammy Gillis.

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Passion is energy… @Oprah #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 27, 2015

This was an epic day or hiking, playing and jumping for joy through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. So fun.

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the ultimate source of success in life… @DalaiLama #jumpforjoyphoto

“Experience has shown me that the greatest inner tranquillity comes from developing love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove our fears and insecurities and gives us strength to face obstacles – it is the ultimate source of success in life.” – Dalai Lama

#TBT #jumpforjoyphoto Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

Enjoy reading all about what inspires Sunny Lenarduzzi in her Jump for Joy Feature from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

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Analise and Greg Ipatowicz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 25, 2015

Playing in their beautiful North Vancouver yard, jump, jump, jump :)

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Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve…

“Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story. Let your very identity be your book.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

Michelle Williams #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 24, 2015

Jumping in the rain, what a glorious day in Vancouver :)

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You’d live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life….

“If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing ‘real’ was at risk, what would you do? You’d live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That’s what the ghosts want us to do – all the exciting things they no longer can.” – Chuck Palahniuk

trust the magic of beginnings…

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart

Lucy and Paty Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 22, 2015

Lucy and Paty are two of the sweetest sisters you will ever meet, this shoot was full of joy. We took a little Canadian souvenir photo for them to send home to Mexico on this little hill near Granville Island ;)

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I was conscious only of my happiness…

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” – Zhuangzi

Featuring Roland Tanglao @rtanglao #jumpforjoyphoto Newsletter Archive from Sept. 22, 2014

Q: Philosophy?
A: Take the shot. Don’t hesitate to take your shot whether it’s a photo or the next opportunity in life.

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you can change anytime you like… @julien

“You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy. You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.” – Julien Smith

Alli Warnyca @Capitalcore1 #jumpforjooyphoto of the day! Feb. 20, 2015

Stunning, playful and free… jumping for joy in the cold Vancouver (this was summer, but water is still cold) ocean at Kitsilao Baeach in Vancouver.

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Vicho! #Jumpforjoyphoto of the day, Feb. 19, 2015

I love this little guy, it makes me smile just to see this photo :) Hope you smile too!

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Jump for Joy Photo Project is in the news.. in ITALY! Repubblica.it – Salti di Gioia per Celebrare la Vita

Repubblica.it - Salti di gioia per celebrare la vita Feb. 18, 2015

Repubblica.it – Salti di gioia per celebrare la vita Feb. 18, 2015

Anyone speak or read Italian? There ia a nice photo gallery of my photos in here.. take a look through :) www.repubblica.it

you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective…

“Life is a repeated cycle of getting lost and then finding yourself again. There are many smaller cycles within that cycle where you get lost to a smaller degree and then remember yourself again. Sometimes you do it to yourself on purpose, consciously or unconsciously. Every time you get lost it is so that you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective.” ― Jay Woodman

Charlie Kerr @jpnsgrls #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 18, 2015

Charlie Kerr, front man for the Band JPNSGRLS spreading some jovial jumping joy in Gastown.

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like a lotus flower in full bloom…

“…return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ― Masaru Emoto

Brock Tully #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 17, 2015

For the pure joy of jumping and playing in the sunshine. Kindness Rocks!

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Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 15, 2015

The joy of jumping around on the Vancouver Seawall on a sunny day in Vancouver. SO fun! Lifts the spirits :)

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I love you simply… @_PabloNeruda #HappyValentinesDay #jumpforjoy

One of my favourite love poems…

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda

Happy Valentines day!