Pretty Good Ash

I was just thinking about…


Recently, I had to give a speech about my life and rather than boring everyone with the details of where I was born, where I've lived, what I do, blah, blah, blah, I thought it would be more interesting if... Continue Reading →

Digging for onions in a rabbit hole…

I don't think onions grow in rabbit holes but I was thinking about metaphors that mean roughly the same thing. For example, "digging deep", "peeling back the onion", "going down the rabbit hole", etc. I recently became involved in buying... Continue Reading →

Ask not what your [fill in the blank] can do for you…

"Hey Miss P, how are you going? I haven't seen you for some time." "Ugh, I have not been feeling well haven't been able to get to the gym. I have not been at work for a week and just... Continue Reading →

A mind is a terrible thing to waste…

This was the slogan of a marketing campaign in the 1980s commissioned by the UNCF in the US. The objective of the campaign was to raise funds to help African Americans go to college, I found the ads quite impactful... Continue Reading →

All the Small Things

(with apologies to blink-182-). I've been reading a book called So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport. Do yourself a favour, read it (and also read another one of his books, Deep Work). I wish I would have found... Continue Reading →

My Story To Me

On one of my previous blogs, I discussed how we are all Natural Born Storytellers and we each have one or two or more stories inside of us and it is our responsibility to tell these to others. Lately, I have been... Continue Reading →

It is all about the How…

On my last blog, I suggested that when it comes to happiness, we've got it all wrong. Being a practical individual, I am always thinking about the transition from the "why" and the "what" to the "how". After all, I totally get... Continue Reading →

Happiness – we’ve got it all wrong!

Happiness. We all want it, but boy, oh boy, it can be so elusive. You see, part of the problem is that we don’t really know what happiness means. Google “how to be happy” and in 0.43 seconds, you get 3.970... Continue Reading →


“I just don’t get it! Can we just move on and do something else? I will drop this subject next year anyway,” pleaded my 16-year old. “You only opened the book 2-hours ago! I can’t believe you were seriously expecting... Continue Reading →

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