Jared White
Expressively Publishing on the Open Web Since 1996

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Jared White

‪Just a suggestion: don’t smash that bell thingy, don’t subscribe, don’t name the third item you ate for lunch and that’s your spaceship name, don’t play the social media game.‬

‪Instead, sign off and go make your own art.‬

#creativity #lifehacks

Jared White

First-world problem alert:

My freelance web agency has so much work right now, I’m sort of reeling trying to determine the best way to manage it all. I’ll have to bring all of my timeboxing and lifehacking skills to bear in order to avoid feeling like a trainwreck by Friday.

It’s a good problem to have right now with my business, but…boy oh boy do I have my work cut out for me! 🤪 Wish me luck…

#lifehacks #finance

Jared White

If you’re like me and you spend a lot of time using digital devices to get work done and manage your routine (finances, job, creative projects, etc.), it’s important to take some time now and then to engage in “tidying up” your files, apps, and cloud services. Yes, the wisdom of Marie Kondo can apply not just to the stuff in your closet or on your desk, but the stuff in your computer or tablet or phone as well. That’s going to be a big focus for me this month, starting today! #lifehacks

Jared White

I don’t have time to do a whole write up, so here’s the gist of it: since I’m no longer using #Facebook to share family photos, I wanted to find a way to create a password-protected photo gallery. After some research, I tried out SmugMug. It works great! For only a few dollars a month, I can upload and present photos far more beautifully than I ever could on social media, it’s secure, and it’s ad-free. Simply perfect and just in time for the holidays. Now I can email or text the link & password to family and friends, and we’re off to the races. 👍
#openweb #lifehacks

Jared White

What on Earth 1 (or any other Earth in the multiverse) does essentialism have anything to do with Captain Cold, Wabi-Sabi, or Blade Runner 2049? Let’s find out in today’s Essentialism Challenge!

Season 2, Episode 7

Essential Life with Jared is a vlog series all about Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and the philosophy of essentialism. It’s about finding your own way and never walking somebody else’s path. It’s about living a life that’s most meaningful to you.


  • Thanks to Epidemic Sound for the background music.
  • Video clip of The Flash courtesy of The CW
  • Video clip of Blade Runner 2049 courtesy of Sony
  • Video clip of Wabi-Sabi courtesy of…

#vlog #scifi #lifehacks #comedy

Jared White

In a recent Essential Life video, I proposed an essentialism challenge where you pick a top goal for focus on for a week. For myself, I picked doing some pushups every night before bed. That went pretty well, so now I’ve decided to continue building on that habit. For the next few weeks I’m going to try doing one more pushup each night than the night before and see how far I get. Currently I’m only up to 16 which isn’t much, so hopefully I have some headroom. Maybe you’ll get to see a before/after photo eventually. 💪🏻
#lifehacks

Jared White

One minute, I was strolling through the quaint neighborhoods and gentle parks of west Hillsboro…mere miles away from Portland, OR. Next thing you know, I’m totally LOST in the the woods! Do I ever make it out alive??? You’ll just have to watch this video to find out.

Also another essentialism challenge to help you streamline your life and lose the “guilt factor” when considering which objects to keep and which to discard. Let me know how it goes OK?

Season 2, Episode 3

Essential Life with Jared is a vlog series all about Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and the philosophy of essentialism. It’s about finding your own way and never walking somebody else’s path. It’s about living a life that’s most meaningful to you.


Thanks to Epidemic Sound for the background music.
#hillsboro #oregonexplored #minimalism #vlog #comedy #lifehacks

Jared White

This week’s challenge is to practice the power of observation! Learn all about a fantastic awareness training technique I learned from Mindsight by Dr. Daniel Siegel. And of course more Portland awesomeness, more trains, and more coffee! (Yes, Portland has some of the best coffee around. It’s sort of our thing.)

Season 2, Episode 2

Essential Life with Jared is a vlog series all about Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and the philosophy of essentialism. It’s about finding your own way and never walking somebody else’s path. It’s about living a life that’s most meaningful to you.


Thanks to Epidemic Sound for the background music.
#portland #oregonexplored #mindfulness #vlog #lifehacks

Jared White

At last, the video you most definitely weren’t waiting for, but got anyway! I’m rebooting my channel with a new name and a new focus, and I’m committing to releasing new videos every week. They won’t all be as “produced” as this one, but hopefully they’ll be fun and exciting and inspirational enough to be worthy of your interest. So please like, subscribe, yada yada, and let me know what you think!

Season 2, Episode 1

Essential Life with Jared is a vlog series all about Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and the philosophy of essentialism. It’s about finding your own way and never walking somebody else’s path. It’s about living a life that’s most meaningful to you.


Thanks to Epidemic Sound for the background music.
#portland #oregonexplored #mindfulness #minimalism #lifehacks #vlog

Jared White

At last, the video you most definitely weren’t waiting for, but got anyway! I’m rebooting my channel with a new name and a new focus, and I’m committing to releasing new videos every week. They won’t all be as “produced” as this one, but hopefully they’ll be fun and exciting and inspirational enough to be worthy of your interest. So please like, subscribe, yada yada, and let me know what you think!

Season 2, Episode 1

Essential Life with Jared is a vlog series all about Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and the philosophy of essentialism. It’s about finding your own way and never walking somebody else’s path. It’s about living a life that’s most meaningful to you.


Thanks to Epidemic Sound for the background music.
#portland #oregonexplored #mindfulness #minimalism #lifehacks #vlog




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