First Jumpf for Joy! Photo Project Newsletter - Welcome!

Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world

Jump for Joy! Photo Project

Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world


“Everything you do has an impact. Who you are – that you are – actually matters. In an interconnected world (the only kind we have), our actions and the actions of others are inextricably linked- we are always and forever in a dance of mutual influence with those with whom we directly and indirectly participate. It is the unavoidable reality of being social creatures, only magnified by an ever-increasingly complex and interwoven societal structure. We matter to each other.” - Paul Greiner

And now, the fabulous featured jumper of the week:

JESSY LEE HAYMEN! Like Jump for Joy! Featuring Jesse Hayman on Facebook


Thornhill, Ontario Lives: Toronto, Ontario
Works: Movember Canada

Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
Life is pretty damn good and I’m really lucky. There’s not much to keep me from ‘jumping for joy’. Over the last bunch of years I’ve learnt, and am still trying to learn, to not let things that are out of my control to affect my mood or happiness. Simple things like breaking a glass, it’s already happened and you can’t do much now. Let it go. Those sort of useless emotions just bring you down and that kind of thought process can make most situations much more pleasant to deal with. I’ve really got everything to be happy about.

Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
Bare, I don’t like not having a moustache or beard and we shot at the beginning of Movember, but I’ll have it back in no time. I had fun. Checking out some of the faces you captured on the back of your camera was interesting; I didn’t even know I could make them. Thanks Eyoalha ;). I tried to be Superman…didn’t work…that’s why he’s a superhero.

Q: What inspires you in life?

A: 2 things. Good people: There’s little that feels better than having someone be truly selfless towards you or someone else. It happens so often, but I think we often don’t ‘see’ it. Not everyone is kind just to be kind and it’s pretty awesome when people are.

Mental Health/Illness: Specifically the progress that needs to be made. I realized that there was a problem with how we were trying, as a community, to solve mental health. A while later after many conversations, I think I have an idea as to what the solution is (or at least the very beginning of it) and that inspires me.

Q: Your greatest passion?
A: Travel – Because it’s always a nice break from regular life. Good to switch it up and always fun to see something new and completely different.

Scuba Diving – The ocean is pretty damn cool.

Rugby – It’s shaped my life; the university I went to, my closest friends, my job and so much more. It’s an incredible game that gets your adrenaline right up, but also the most incredible community to be a part of.

Canoe Trips: See above in travel.

Mental Health: So far needed to go and so many ways to get there. It’s a challenge and one that, if ’solved’, will make a significant difference in so many peoples quality of life.

Q: Your driving force?
To be happy and do good.

Q: Philosophy?
Be nice and have fun.

Q: Anything in the world?
I have a few things I really want to do and I think I want to spend my life doing, but that always changes and they can’t all be done at the same time. They contradict each other. So for now, just have fun and continue to do things that I’m proud of and figure it out in time…maybe.

Q. Working on?
Movember just trying to get Canada growing Mo’s, supporting men’s health and having fun while do it.

Working on another project for mental health/illness, but that’s to come.

Q: Mini bio, interesting facts about you or something special you want to share.
A: I was run over by a car when I was 13 months old. That’s always interesting. I really like breakfast, especially greasy spoon (3 eggs over easy, hash browns, bacon/sausage, avocado, tomatoes, coffee).


Twitter: @MoBroJesse
Instagram: @jesseleehayman

Photos of Jessy were taken in Vancouver, BC Canada. Like Jump for Joy! Featuring Jesse Hayman on Facebook


It is such a pleasure hearing from you! Please, stop by and post your own jumping photo on facebook or say hello on twitter :)

Have a great week, with lots of fun and filled with joy!
Much love, Eyoälha

Jumping selfie by Eyoälha in Los Angeles, BC Canada.
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