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With Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, a potent mix of poetry, mantras, affirmations and inspirational advice that is relatable, practical, and digestible, Cleo Wade reminds us why Fast Company named her one of the country’s 100 most creative people. In the summer of 2016, Cleo Wade created the “ARE YOU OK” project, a public booth for free peaceful and loving conversation at the Hester Street Fair in New York City. Heart Talk is both an extension and reflection of this idea. It is not only a conversation with the reader, but also a conversation with Wade herself. Her wisdom applies to micro and macro problems, to the general and specific, to the romantic and the platonic. Arguing that self-love is the seed that gives form to transformative love and that optimism is both a choice and the antidote to despair, Heart Talk is timely and necessary.
Sometimes her advice takes the form of a Heart Talk, her signature blend of text-based art and sage advice, which has earned Cleo Wade hundreds of thousands of acolytes, such as:
Sometimes she quietly whispers potent, inspirational advice that is so profound in its simplicity, it’s clear why Wade has been covered by dozens of publications, trusted by many brands, and profiled in a variety of magazines. “Wise soldiers know that not every ground is a battleground… The ground is not only the place where we march toward what we must fight for; it is also a place where we are being divinely held up by the earth.”
With bite-sized notes full of love, spiritual wisdom, and nourishing poetry, Wade uses the occasion of her first book, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life to take readers on a journey of introspection, evolution and healing.
About Cleo Wade
An artist, poet, and storyteller, Cleo Wade works to promote a more peaceful, loving, and accepting world for all through poetry, community building, storytelling, public art, and her uplifting social media presence where she has gained a devoted following. Cleo believes that kindness is easier than you think, bravery belongs to all of us, and love is something we all deserve (especially the kind that lives within yourself).
She has been featured on lists of America’s 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire and 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. She has also been featured by The New York Times, Vogue, Essence, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, New York Magazine, Refinery 29, W Magazine, V Magazine, and People Magazine. In 2018, Cleo Wade’s Ted Talk will be made available. Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life is her first book. She lives in New York.