Ashton Miles grew up in Melbourne, Australia, on a strict diet of indecisive weather, longboards and Pad Thai. Bush and surf culture were instilled in him from a young age and to this day he gets nervous if he goes too long without seeing the sea. While at school he was encouraged to get on stage and get words on a page at every possible opportunity. He studied Philosophy, Literature, Music, Media, Drama and English and graduated top of his class. After graduating, Ashton shook off his suburban confines to seek adventure and moved to South East Asia for a year. While abroad he taught English at the University of Hai Phong, Vietnam, but conversely found himself getting schooled simultaneously on muddy roads, mountain river crosses and local meat markets.
On returning to Australia, Ashton kept up his academic and travel habits, escaping his Bachelor of Arts degree for months at a time for international jaunts, collecting characters, stories, recipes and water-dwelling stomach bugs along the way. While juggling a double major in Theatre Arts and Spanish Studies, Ashton worked as a theatre teacher and DJ, dabbling simultaneously in manufacturing, sales, acting and writing. Ashton completed his degree with additional minors in English Literature and Philosophy and, having fulfilled society’s prerequisites to success and acceptance, proceeded to do everything he could to un-fulfill them, abandoning the Australian Dream for warmer waters.
After wandering through central Asia for several months, Ashton moved his whole life (which conveniently fitted inside one medium-sized backpack) to Barcelona, where he has been living happily for the past two years. In this time, he has made a growing habit of… growing habits. Devouring any and all material vaguely linked to the pursuit of happiness, Ashton has become a transducer of happiness literature, absorbing psychological studies, nutritional lectures, and physiology reports and using himself as a lab rat before churning out the report. Since starting out on this path Ashton has made his psychological practices, exercise regime and eating habits the subject of a one-man study and has found the results to be most useful indeed.
For whatever reason, we’re all on this earth for a little while, and Ashton’s investigation focuses on squeezing out the juice and sharing it around. His writing focuses on health and happiness and converts new findings and theories into simple and applicable ways to live well.