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

Jenn MacLean-Angus #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @JennMacA Apr. 19, 2015

The beautiful and talented miss Jenn Maclean-Angus embodying the freeing feeling of jumping joy perfectly. Heart connection and a beautiful sunny in Vancouver.

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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

Selfie photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

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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Above all, be true to yourself… #quote #betruetoyou #jumpforjoy

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Hardy D. Jackson

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

Lenora Gates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! @lenoragates Apr. 15, 2015

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A: Freeing – while jumping you can’t control all parts of your body and you need to let go. Letting go is so freeing.

This is Lenora Gates. Her jumps were inspired by her love of the outdoors. She is on a mission to create a future without Breast Cancer. She chairs the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation B.C. Yukon region and also sits on the National Board.

Learn more about Lenora’s inspirations and how you can support her work towards eliminating Breast Cancer in her Jump for Joy Feature: http://eepurl.com/bgkz9v

the raw material of creation… #quote #create

“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

Mark Brand #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! #inspiration #jumpforjoyphoto @eastvanbrand @Saveonmeats @Abetterlifevan

This is Mark Brand. As you can see, Mark has some serious jumping skills, honed from years of playing ball. Marks jumps were inspired by childhood, his love of basketball and a ball player who did it all; “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan #23. Mark’s belief that anything is possible is palpable and emanates through the work he does within his community – Vancouver’s DTES.

Marks iconic diner SAVE ON MEATS has a token program that makes it simple and easy to give to those in need and A Better Life Foundation is working to facilitate empowerment and a sense of wellbeing for those who are currently struggling with addictions/mental illness. By providing food security, education and employment training ABLF intends to support individuals, while strengthening the quality of community life in the DTES.

Please take a moment to check out/support Mark’s work at SAVE ON MEATS www.abetterlifefoundation.ca www.markbrandinc.com

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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

Lucy Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 13, 2015

This is Lucy. She is sweetness through and through. Visiting Vancouver from Mexico and nannying while she studies English. I have no doubt her gentle kindness will touch the world in all that she does in her life.

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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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We want to explore and have fun… @donMiguelRuiz #quote #integrity

“There is no need to justify what we are. There is no need to work hard to become what we are not. We just need to return to our integrity, to the way we were before we learned to speak. Perfect. As little children, we are authentic. Only the present time is real for us; we don’t care about the past, and we aren’t worried about the future. We enjoy life; we want to explore and have fun. Nobody teaches us to be that way; we are born that way.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

#TBT Jump for Joy Featuring Peter Verge @PeterVerge from Nov. 2014 @itsthattalkshow @ShawTVVancouver

Jump for JOY! Peter Verge and co-star Bianca Solterbeck have a new show airing April 30th on Shaw TV Vancouver called That Talk Show .

Learn more about what inspires Peter to jump for joy Peter Verge in his Jump for Joy Feature from November 10, 2014

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men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it… #quote #jumpforjoy

“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.” – George R.R. Martin

Video Jumping joy! @goWestCoastTV @ShawTVVancouver @duniatozy​ + @samanthaskelly​

This was such a fun morning with Dunia Tozy and Samantha Skelly shooting a piece for Go West Coast on Shaw TV about the Jump for Joy! Photo Project smile emoticon Enjoy!

we are the tree — deeply rooted to withstand all of life’s upheavals… @Dodinsky #quote

“We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree — deeply rooted to withstand all of life’s upheavals.” – Dodinsky

Kenny Huang @GameStudioCEO #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 7, 2015

This is Kenny. We went on a jump for joy spree around Railtown… he told me he wasn’t sure if he could jump very high. Clearly, he is an expert. Check out his gaming company: www.bluebatgames.com

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Bella Eales #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 6, 2015

This is Bella. Larger than life and full of giggles while jumping around in Yaletown, Vancouver.

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a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity… @PureNietzsche #quote

“At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvellously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Simone Anderson #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 5, 2015

This is Simone. We did a Big Love Ball shoot with our friend Wendy just before this. So we had some loving jumping joy energy going on. A beautiful way to spend the day :)

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Ashley Wiles @evaruns @Sole_Girls #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 4, 2015


Selfie photo by Eyoälha www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie photo by Eyoälha http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This is Ashely. She is the founder of Sole Girls, working with teen girls to help girls form strong, confident opinions of themselves (learn more about Ashleys inspirations, sign up to receive the weekly features below).

We met up for the shoot at 2nd Beach in Stanley Park. I had to add in some of our selfie shots we did with the camera timer as we both laughed so hard our faces hurt. A wonderful way to spend the morning.

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To be fully alive… @AniPemaChodron #quote

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” – Pema Chödrön

Dani Kremeniuk @danikremeniuk #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Apr. 3, 2015

This is Dani. This was our second jump for joy shoot together. The first was on the top of a mountain in Whistler, this time we hit the streets in her neighbourhood in Railtown / Gastown in the DTES of Vancouver. Dani and I had a blast and did some fun slo-mo video shots too which I will post if I can figure out how to get them off my phone :) Another amazing day of laughing and jumping joy. Lern more about whats happening in this neighbourhood in http://gastowngazette.com/

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my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part… @maclaineshirley #quote

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.” – Shirley MacLaine

#TBT Featuring Wendy Williams Watt @wenwillwatt @bigloveball from Nov. 10, 2014 #feature #bigloveball

This is my dear friend Wendy. I am so blessed to have taken many of the photos for her Big Love Ball project and she has introduced me to several of the people featured jumping for joy. As much as I love sharing joy, I also love spreading love.. a perfect combination :)

Take a look through her feature (ignore the repeated answer… my error, I clearly need an editor! ;) http://eepurl.com/6WxCP

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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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Melody Ma @melodyma #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 31, 2015

This is Melody. We both loved this amazing, bright street art in a Vancouver ally way which ads a vibrant and joy-filled aspect to her jump.

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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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beyond the capability of the person we were when we started… #quote

“How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it.” – Robert Brault

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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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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You have to do hard things to be happy in life… @marcandangel #quote

“You have to do hard things to be happy in life. The things no one else is doing. The things that frighten you. The things others can’t do for you. The things that make you question how much longer you can hold on and push forward. Because those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between existing and living – between knowing the path and walking the path – between a life of mediocrity and a life filled with happiness and success.”Marc and Angel Hack Life

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

#TBT Jump for Joy! Featuring Maneli Nourbakhsh @Maneli4n from October 27, 2014 #jumpforjoyphoto

A look back to Ocotber 2014 at the Jump for Joy! Feature with Maneli Nourbakhsh a beautiful afternoon hike with a lovely, creative individual.

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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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attach positive emotions to the things you want… #quote #possitivity

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, … then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” ― Matt D. Miller

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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