do what you have to do… #quote

“First, say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do.” – Epictectus

Joslyn! #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 30, 2015

This sweet girl is Joslyn. I always love taking photos of kids jumping for joy, its sometimes more challenging getting the timing right because they follow thier own beat – which is so beautiful – and the act of jumping around and being joyful is so present in kids. Always fun.

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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 :)

Sasha Byrnes #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 28, 2015

This is Sasha. We had some great laughs playing around in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada. Can really feel the joy in all the photos I took of Sasha :)

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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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Leave people better than you found them… #quote

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” – Marvin J. Ashton

Three simple rules in life… #quote

“Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.” – Unknown

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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Tony Butler @tonybutlerphoto #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 24, 2015

This is Tony. This is some serious jumping joy at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. Tony is a super talented photographer living in LA, check out his work here: www.tonybutlerphotography.com

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Michael Robinson @mikerawbinson @Rawporter #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 23, 2015

This is Michael. Michael is a long time friend and expert jump for joy-er. Kind, thoughtful and considerate, Michael has always been a huge supporter and helped me countless times with the jump for joy photo project. Thanks for helping to spread the joy Michael! :)

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Exploration leads to accomplishment… #quote #inspire

“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.” – 
Julia Cameron

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 winds will carry you… #quote

“…it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ― C. JoyBell C.

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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Sarah Edmondson @sarahjedmondson #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 18, 2015

This is Sarah. Every jump shot of Sarah caught a beautiful childlike essence, sweet and playful. By her favourite tree in Kitsilano.

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Pati Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 17, 2015

This is Pati. Great times shooting jumping photos with this fiery red headed jumper, getting creative on a warm(ish) sunny day near Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada.

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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

Malorie Shmyr @MalorieShmyr @OPALUSmag #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 15, 2015

I loved this magical shoot in the forest with the talented and creative artist Malorie in her paper dress… it broke apart as she jumped and a paper bird appeared in the shot :) Just beautiful. Check out her Art Magazine to se more of her amazing creations: OPALUS

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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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sacrifice what we are for what we could become…

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” – Charles DuBois

Be as weird as you are… @marcandangel #quote #beweird

“Be as weird as you are. Don’t be afraid to provoke the status quo. Maybe some of your ideas are crazy. But crazy ideas are what shake the world. Crazy ideas make revolutions. So don’t be afraid to be different, and don’t be afraid to break traditions. Sure, some people will be frustrated and opposed to your weirdness. Some people might even criticize you. But even if it takes time for them to embrace your ideas, you’re showing them a new way of thinking. You’re planting a seed in their heads and opening their minds – and you’re opening your own mind too. The minute you understand that you can be weird and mold life your own way, you allow yourself to shake off the erroneous notion that life is just there, and that you’re just going to exist in it, rather than embrace it, change it, improve it, and truly live it.”Marc and Angel Hack Life

Super Jude #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 12, 2015

Showing us all how its done, super jump for joy in down town Vancouver!

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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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what is done in love is well done… #quote #inspiration

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” - Vincent van Gogh

Rachael Watt #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 10, 2015

The lovely miss Rachael Watt bringing some beautiful jumping joy to the world near Burrad Bridge in Vancouver, BC Canada.

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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

Sara Harowitz @sarowitz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 9, 2015

Playing by the poppies, sweet jumping joy. Get out and play today.


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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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‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ … @LegendSteveJobs

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs

Group #jumpforjoyphoto with fun International Students at the beach!

This was a fun group of international students who were watching as I took photos of Jigme Nehring Jumping for Joy in English Bay. They all started cheering and ran over to take part in the fun :) So we got a shot of them jumping too. Lots of joy being spread today.

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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

Antonia Jane Allan #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 5, 2015

One of the fastest jump for joy shoots ever! Even with limited time we got some fun shots with the ducks at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park :)

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what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for…

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

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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I feel this is right for me…

“There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
‘I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.’
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.” – Shel Silverstein

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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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

Ashleigh (McIvor) DeMerit @ashleighmcivor #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 28, 2015

Ashleigh taking a beautiful leap for joy on a crisp fall day in Vancouver … she is actually jumping with the Gold Medal she won skiing in the winter olympics! Inspiring. An amazing accomplishment and perfect reason to jump for joy :)

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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