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Ashley Barnes

Awaken. Heal. Inspire

I'm a poet and author of two books, The Angel Inside: Inspiration to Connect with Your Inner Guidance and The Rising, as well as an active blog of “Poetic Healing” and the “Daily Bliss” inspirational messages.  I rediscovered my passion for writing nearly 15 years after losing my mother to a long battle with cancer, using poetry as an outlet for healing, exploration, and discovery of my own deeper connection to my inner guidance and spiritual gifts.

As a writer, my true love and gift is the written word. As such, I write for energetically sensitive women who are waking up to their true selves and feel guided to make a greater impact in the world. In addition to writing, I'm a certified coach and Reiki Master/Teacher and lead women’s circles, workshops, private healing sessions.  I also hold space for the Facebook community Awakening Angels Women’s Circle. I'm a board member of Woman to Woman Kentuckiana, a non-profit focused on women’s empowerment, and also I enjoy a 10+ year career in leadership and organizational development, where I have the privilege to facilitate the growth of individuals while also funding my creative work.

I'm happily married with four children, a granddaughter, and too many pets to mention, which only partially satisfies my undying love for animals of all kinds. I live in “Kentuckiana” USA; however, my heart is always in the magical sand and glorious green water of Siesta Key Beach, where I feels most inspired.

If you want to learn more about my work, purchase a book, read the Daily Bliss, and learn when new releases come out, visit me at

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