Live a life you’re proud of… @marcandangel #quote #courage #jumpforjoy

“It’s never too late to live a day that makes you proud. … Do things that startle you. Feel things you’ve never felt before. Spend time with people who help you grow. Live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, have the courage to change things.” – Marc and Angel

#TBT Looking back and forward w Elise Jené aka @suryadevi @templeoflakshmi Feature Archive from Dec. 2014

Elise has a beautiful spirit of joy and shares it with everyone she meets. Today she will be performing in a benefit concert for Napal – tickets art still available – The Cobalt to help the people of Nepal rebuild after the devastating earthquake. Even if you don’t live in Vancouver and would like to contribute and support the people of Napal you can still HELP REBUILD NEPAL DONATE HERE

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A new #Vancouver @JumpforJoyPhoto #Mural is in the works! Happy to announce partnership w @FreeOfViolence!!

It’s official! I’m making a new – even bigger – Vancouver jump for joy photo mural :)

Two weeks ago my Jump for Joy mural was removed. A couple of days later, I wandered around looking for potential walls to make a new mural and… I came across this wall and knew this was the one.

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I immediately went into the print shop in the building and asked who owned the building. I was told it belongs to BC Housing. I looked them up and found they were only a few blocks aways so went straight to their office, they said I would need to speak to Atira Women’s Housing. Atira is a community-based organization that supports all women and children who are experiencing the impact of violence committed against them.

I looked up Atira’s location and went to the leasing office in Coal Harbour.. they told me the number to call, which I did, and had the most wonderful response. 1 or 2 emails and we scheduled to meet today..

Now, I am proud to announce that I am partnering with the Atira Women’s Resource Society and making a massive mural on the corner of Abbott And Pender St. in the most amazing location situated between Downtown Vancouver, Chinatown and Gastown aka DTES :)

Let the fundraising extravaganza and jumping photo blitz begin!

I’ve already started preparations for a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds as I would love to get started on the mural asap .. at the same time, I will need to do at least 4 shoots a day over the next couple of months to have enough photos to for the mural.

My last mural was 9000 sq ft, this wall is the same width, but has 3 more stories so a very rough guess is that it is around 20,000 sq ft! So thats a lot of wall to cover with jumping joy and a lot of funds to raise to make it happen.

Once I have the exact square footage I will finalize the budget and begin the Kickstarter. Stay tuned and please support the project if you can :)

The Maja Aro @majaaro #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 20, 2015

Maja Aro is a powerhouse and fearless… she is a stunt double for film / TV and also an advocate for Bullies Keep Out. She kept looking around for things to jump off of lol but jump for joy is all about lifting yourself up so no jumping off of things, which she did and then some :)

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Go forward with courage… #quote #courage #jumpforjoy

“Go forward with courage… When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mist – as it surely will. Then act with courage.” – Ponca Chief White Eagle

This is Caolaidhe Lundy #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @caolaidhe @pervertedpup May 19, 2015

Sweet jumping joy with Caolaidhe near the Vancouver Convention centre. We had a pretty cloudy day but that didn’t stop us from getting out to play. Great fun, great jumps, lots of joy :)

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the work of creating… #quote #create #work

“Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation.” – Kevin Ashton

Michael Jarmana #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 17, 2015

MJ is a big ball of enthusiasm – and he loves doing jumping photos. Here he was Jumping for joy in his Burning Man inspired room.

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Courageous is the soul who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. @mikedooley #quote #courage #perceptions #focus #jumpforjoy

“Courageous is the soul, who adventures into time and space to learn of their divinity. For while they cannot lose, they can think they have, and the loss will seem intolerable. And while they cannot fail, they can think they have, and the pain will seem unbearable. And while they cannot ever be less than they truly are – powerful, eternal, and loved – they can think they are, and all hope will seem lost.
And therein lies their test. A test of perceptions: of what to focus on, of what to believe in, in spite of appearances.”
– Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe

Tonia Mattu @yuology #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 13, 2015

Tonia and I met up an a gloriously sunny day in Vancouver and did our jump for joy shoot in front of this beautiful white building in the DTES. Every person that walked by gave a us a big smile :) The joy was felt and shared.

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We’re the creators of our own experience… #quote #experience #empowerment #jumpforjoy

“We’re the creators of our own experience — remembering this, and living our lives from this perspective, empowers us.” – Mike Robbins

Kelsey Grant @RadSelfLove #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @TEDxGstwnWomen @KelseyGMusic

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Kelsey Grant to do these fun jumping photos a few years ago. Her open, kindheartedness was felt imeadiatly and we instantly hit it of. It is no surprise that she will be speaking at TEDx Gastown Women on May 29th in Vancouver. Very excited for her and have no doubt her talk will be beautiful, inspiring and heart felt.


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Celebrating all Mothers around the world #jumpforjoyphoto! #happymothersday May 10, 2015

Here she is, the woman of the day – my mom :) She is 100% awesome. She showers my brother, sister and I with endless generosity, kindness and love. She is always our number one supporter and fan. Happy mothers day to you (and to all the amazing moms around the world).

Motherhood is without a doubt, one of the most important and undervalued contributions to the world that exists. Creating a human being is no small task and I think you’ve done a pretty darn good job. We would not even exist without you!

I love you mama, thank you for being amazing.

the energy source that powers our lives… #quote #energy #goals

“Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.” – Denis Waitley

Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A:
Uplifting! I loved the vibe of the photographer ;) Although it was chilly in Gastown, the sun was shining and the sky was blue! I actually had a great weekend so doing a jumping session on Monday was the perfect way to start off my week. We should all start our week off jumping!

Read more about Alice Ko here: Newsletter Feature Archive #jumpforjoyphoto with the fabulous Alice Ko @kokostiletto #TBT from December 1, 2014

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we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not… @BabaRamDass #quote #actions

“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we
mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so
deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own
consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any
moment, and being love is a supreme creative act.”
– Ram Dass

Chad, Danielle, Sophie, Mikaela #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @HeRecruits @SheRecruits @MikaelaKarram May 5, 2015

This joy-full bunch… so fun! Chad, Danielle, Sophie, Mikaela met me at the Planetarium in Kitsilano and we had a great time jumping all around the area. We did this shoot a year ago and looking at the photos still makes me smile, I love the energy of group jumps :)

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Susana and Matt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @VanPrint May 4, 2015

This is Susana and Matt. I met these two last year at the West End VanPrint they went way above and beyond to help me when I was creating the Jump for Joy Mural. Now that the mural has been removed, Im already excited to created a new one. As soon as I find a big wall and raise the funds I good to go and – I know exactly where to go when its time for printing. Looking forward to working with these two wonderful people again :) Jump for Joy!

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Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go… #quote #start

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! May 3, 2015

This is Courtney.. jumping for joy and enjoying the sunshine on a beautiful spring day in Vancouver. Lots of giggles in this shoot :)

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Sarah Daniels #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @ItsSarahDaniels May 2, 2015

This is Sarah Daniels. We had just finished a really fun Big Love Ball so what better way to wrap up the day then a little jumping around by the ocean in White Rock :) Sarah has the most wonderful, playful energy – so fun to shoot! www.sarahdaniels.ca

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Today was the end of the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural #jumpforjoyphoto

To my surprise the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural was removed yesterday. I discovered it by chance as I passed by in the morning. I knew it would be coming down eventually and it was starting to come apart on its own but it was still quite emotional to see it coming down. I wish I’d had a heads up that it was coming down but I’m glad I chanced upon it before it was gone. A lot of love and joy from a lot of people went into creating that mural. It was an incredible experience and I’m grateful to Amalia Liapis and Murality for the opportunity to share my art with the world. The good news is… I can make another mural! All I need a new wall and I can get started :)

a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives… #quote @alberteinstein

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” – Albert Einstein

Stephen Caldwell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 30, 2015

This is Stephen. We met up for our jumping joy adventure and took a walk along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver to his favourite place – Siwash Rock. I love doing shoots with people in a place that has meaning to them.

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Chandra and Lee Belie #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 29, 2015

Mother daughter jump for joy love at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Lee was a volunteer who helped me put together posters for my mural, very kind and helpful :) Jump for joy!

Help someone out if you can, it might just make their day a little better :)


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Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water… #quote #passion

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” ― Roman Payne

Dawn Neale #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 28, 2015

This is Dawn. This jump for joy shoot was quite the jumping adventure, Dawn must have jumped a couple of hundred times all around Gastown. Instead of getting tired, she seemed to get more energized every time :) I love it when people have fun jumping around.

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no net ensnares me… #quote #human

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Eugene Suyu #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @Tinkerine @EugeneSuyu Apr. 27, 2015

This is Eugene Suyu Founder and CEO of the 3D Printing company Tinkerine I pulled him out of his busy schedule to jump around a little :) A fun way to mix things up in your day. Get out and play a little today!

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Greg Stirling #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 26, 2015

This is Greg. Lifting up and reaching out with some creative jumping joy style at Jerhico Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

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Mavek is the #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 25, 2015

This is Mavek. Being a kid and jumping around is where its at. Mavek is a natural jump for joy expert, no effort involved – just fun :)

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Jaxon Howell #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 24, 2015

Q: What inspires you in life?
A: People who are driven and have a strong passion for what they are doing in life.

This is Jaxon… interacting with animated street art to bring you some colourful jumping joy. The graffiti art is located in an underpass at New Brighten Park in Vancouver. Have a wonderful day!


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#TBT Tammy Gillis Featured Jumper @Tammy_F_Gillis Newsletter Archive from Nov. 14, 2014

Taking it back to last Novemeber, read all about what inspired Featuring the lovely miss Tammy Gillis in her Jump for Joy Feature

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The heart of human excellence often begins to beat… #quote #passion #joy

“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” – Terry Orlick

Zlatan Jankovic #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 21, 2015

Zlatan out jumping around and showing us how its done. A big jump for joy to start the day right :)

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Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over… #quote #helpothers

“To help yourself, help others. Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over- but remember, life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you become.” – Dennis Gaskill

It’s me! Celebrating spring in Vancouver with some selfie jumping joy :) @eyoalha

When spring hits in Vancouver, the city comes to life… it’s a beautiful time to celebrate and get out and play. This is my super hero jump for joy photo :) Enjoying the warm sunny weather… Life is good. Feeling inspired to do more jumps on my own… lets see what I come up with.

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the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark…

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.” – Amiel

Marissa Cepelinski #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @marissa_CCF Apr. 18, 2015

This is Marissa. Always full of energy and on the go. She did the most daring jumps of all in these crazy high heals – don’t try this at home! She has been involved in many different causes, including running marathons in Costa Rica to build schools in Ethiopia and community projects with the purpose of getting youth off the streets in the Vancouver Eastside. href=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” title=”www.capitalcorefinancial.com” target=”_blank”>www.capitalcorefinancial.com

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get far outside of your comfort zone… #quote @comfortzone

“…travel widely, eat adventurously, love passionately, dare with abandon, learm with a voracious appetite, risk being hurt, get far outside of your comfort zone.” – Joyce DiDonato

Lilou Macé @liloumace #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @FRLilou Apr. 17, 2015

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This is Lilou. We met in Kauai, Hawaii a couple of years ago and instantly hit it off. She has incredible energy, and is a pure joy to be around. We had great fun together jumping around. Lilou travels the world interviewing people about everyday wisdom and inspiration on Lilou Mace TV check her out.

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Happy Birthday Jumping joy to my Mama!

This is my mom, Thais. She’s always been a child at heart. Adventurous, courageous, rebellious and fiercely independent. Thank you for your endless generosity and for continuously being my biggest fan no matter what I do :) Happy Birthday Mama!

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if you want something, go get it… @JenPastiloff #quote #gogetit #thetimeisnow

“…here’s the thing: nothing is guaranteed. So if you want something, go get it. If you love someone, show them. If you think you are owed anything beyond this moment, you are in for a wake up call of the hardest kind. The truest wake up call there is. And that is that there are no guarantees. That the time is now. That if we spend our lives saying “I can’t.” or “I am too busy.” we are missing the beauty.” – Jennifer Pastiloff

things that make you feel happy to be alive… #quote #happy

“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.” – Sonny Franco

Street Line Painting guys @ScottishLine #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 12, 2015

These guys sent in a great jump for joy photo to me via twitter while I was fundraising for the Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural and it made me so happy that I went out to YVR do a few jump pics of them myself. They have some pretty awesome jumping moves.. they even made it into the mural!

I love it when people tweet their own jumping photos @jumpforjoyphoto or post them on Facebook, so if you’ve got some great jumping shots please share the joy – post away :)

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Pleasure is vital to your health, happiness and overall well-being. #quote I’ll jump to that!

“Experiencing pleasure regularly is more impactful than a foot rub or a delicious meal may seem. It is actually an essential part of a healthy life that helps relieve stress and has the power to change your brain chemistry. Pleasure is vital to your health, happiness and overall well-being.” – Terri Cole

Linda Bedessian #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 11 2015

This is Linda. I met her in Beverly Hills, California. I think I chose the most un-Beverly Hills looking backdrop for our shoot and love how these jumps turned out. It looks like Linda is playing with the shadow and you can really feel how much fun we had and can feel her joy. Linda works as a healer, you can check out her work here: www.aliveliving.net

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Self-respect cannot be hunted… #quote #respect

“Self-respect cannot be hunted. … It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it.” – Whitney Griswold

Farrah Marisa #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #anideaisborn Apr. 10, 2015

This is Farrah. I met her in Los Angeles. This jump shoot was a special day for me as it was the first day Jump for Joy Photo Project was imagined. After a fun day on the beach doing jump photos together, we sat on her roof top in Venice, California and imagined how wonderful it would be to take Jump for Joy Photos around the world… :)

Farrah gave me a little gift with this note inside which always reminds me that anything is possible:

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

An idea is born. Jump for joy.

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