Leadership is an inside job.
And the world needs leaders who are doing their inner work.
My mission is to help leaders and coaches have more impact and cultivate joy, ease, and inspiration in their lives and work by being their blissfully "weird" (aka authentic) selves. If you're ready for a path to life and leadership beyond the status quo, you're in the right place! Start here with my FREE guide, "10 Leadership Lessons from a Reiki Master".
"I cannot thank you enough for walking this journey with me. Your support and strength is powerful and allows me to realize that I am not alone in my quest for a better more balanced connection with myself and others."
~ Christy R.
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE POETRY, REIKI, ADHD, AND LEADERSHIP?
An unapologetic mishmash of weirdness and passion that is ME!
I'm a recovering people-pleaser and rule-follower, multi-passionate creative with ADHD, and a liminal being on a mission to make leadership more holistic, human-centered, inclusive - and WEIRD!
Let's read poetry! Let's learn Reiki and use it to be even better leaders! Let's unabashedly embrace how we're naturally, beautifully wired! Let's strive to experience more joy, ease, and inspiration in ALL we do!
Let's use our weirdness - our authenticity - for the greater good and turn life and leadership on its head!
LET'S MAKE LEADERSHIP WEIRD!
The old ways of being have forced us to contort ourselves into roles and situations that simply don't fit our amazing and beautiful selves. And that in turn, has diminished our personal creativity and innovation, decreased our ability to fully express our true selves, disregarded our natural intuition, and limited compassion and empathy as valuable - if not essential - skills for life and leadership.
And we can't live and lead authentically under these conditions. But no more!
We have the power and capacity innately within us to birth a new paradigm of being where the energies are more balanced and supportive for everyone.
Where we are allowed to be in tune with and show up as our whole selves so that our energy naturally inspires others to join us in a shared vision for the future.
Where we can follow our weird, intuitive nudges into unknown territory to bring forth more holistic ways of being in the world.
And this work starts within each of US.
When we can tap into our own inner well of joy, ease, and inspiration - there is no stopping the impact we can have!
"Ashley found ways to articulate feelings I’ve struggled to describe in The Rising. I felt so much emotion as I read and related to many of the poems and the feelings of frustration and empowerment they invoked within me. This is a beautiful, timely book of encouragement for any and all who feel helpless to the pain we feel empathetically from the world around us."
"Beautifully written and inspirational. As a yoga instructor this book is always by my side during a yoga practice. My students always ask me what I am reading. As for my everyday life, this book is like an angel bible that I have read over and over again. Invest in this treasure and enjoy it’s inspiration for years to come . You’ll want to gift a copy to friends as well."
"Ashley has done it again! Such inspiring work, I'm going to use the poems has daily reflections. The more I read and think about the poems, the deeper I feel them; she has touched my soul!"
"I absolutely loved this book! I loved all the different personal stories included and how each person was able to describe in their own way how being an empath has changed them or made a difference in their lives. Many people don’t understand or know about empaths and this book helps give a clear explanation from many angles!"
Refreshing, reassuring and hauntingly familiar,
this simple, intimate book seemed to be reading my mind!
Simultaneously, I found myself wanting to anchor
quietly deep, deep within AND dance wildly among the stars!
I recommend it to every woman who is
longing for a more authentic life and ready to fully be herself!
"Ashley Castle Barnes’ book captivated me with the title Liminal – Between Life and Breath. She perfectly captures what is means to be a liminal person through her poetry. Her work speaks to what it means to navigate different worlds, situations, experiences, and emotions where you may not feel like you fit in. And, by being a liminal person herself, Ashley has made space to thrive and create this beautiful work of poetry encompassing 365 days to read and absorb the beauty of her words. Every poem touches and kisses your soul. Her poems had me asking myself the “what if” questions and lingering on other questions she poses throughout the book. I highly recommend this outstanding book of poetry that is easy to read and deep in meaning."
RECENT POETRY FOR LEADERS
Daily Bliss – March 30
What does her heart Want today To be whisked away Or to stay With the shadows That guide her away And remind her That lightness Isn’t the only way To play ©Ashley Castle BarnesRead More
Daily Bliss – March 29
She may thrive in chaos But it can’t keep her down She paves the way to ease And also sometimes softness Held against her cheek Like a blanket Warm and safe ©Ashley Castle BarnesRead More
Daily Bliss – March 28
Gotta wait and see How the day flows If it turns into meaning Or if her unrest grows Gotta look at the Big picture over time Can’t focus on the moment Or it stops on a dime ©Ashley Castle BarnesRead More
"Peace, joy and play didn't seem to be an option in my life. My truth is that my life requires these elements and now I learning to incorporate them in my day-to-day lifestyle."
~ Lori T.
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