Poet & Artist Cleo Wade On Spirituality, Responsible Citizenship & 'Self-Care'

mbg Co-Founder & Co-CEO By Colleen Wachob
mbg Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Colleen Wachob is Co-Founder and Co-CEO at mindbodygreen.

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Even though she's written a book, filmed a TED Talk, and built an audience of 371,000 people and counting on Instagram, she still gets nervous before public speaking—it's one tiny but endearing example of what makes artist and poet Cleo Wade so relatable.

Wade's first book, Heart Talk, is meant to be what you need it to be—a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, or some simple spiritual inspiration to get through a creative block. In this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, we start from the very beginning of Wade's career as a writer and touch on all-important and sometimes divisive topics like self-care, social media habits and overwhelm, and what it means to be an informed citizen in modern society.

To the core, Wade marches to the beat of her own drum. She's constructed a life and vocation that not only supports her well-being but allows her to understand what she needs to live well. During our chat, she said that the promise she made to her audience was to make them feel less alone. "As soon as you set the intention, everything else becomes clear," she said.

Whether you've connected with Wade's poetry and wanted to know more about her life, or you're craving some deep, soul-food conversation, this episode hits on both points and everything in between. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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