How author Cleo Wade helps people stay positive amid pandemic

Wade's inspirational words in "Heart Talk" will now be complemented by the new book, "Heart Talk: The Journal: 52 Weeks of Self-Love, Self-Care, and Self-Discovery."
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Back now with how Cleo wade is helping people during this pandemic. Kaylee Hartung sat down with her. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: She's been called the million Oprah. Cleo wade takes that as a compliment. She has a voice, vibe and mission all her own. She is serving up positivity and giving us the tools to take care of our ourselves. I want to start with the first question you ask your readers, which is how are you doing? It is a really difficult time. Anyone who is telling you I'm okay or I'm doing pretty good, I don't know they're really answering the question. Reporter: That honesty is what makes Cleo wade so relatable to her fans. The author, poet, artist and activist asking her readers to go on a journey of self-discovery. There's a whole word that needs us. There's a whole world inside of you that needs you. Reporter: Wade's voice amplified by her massive following online including Reese Witherspoon and Katy Perry. They come for the inspirational messages that can resonate across generations. People credit you with helping them through difficult times. What inspires you? Those people. You think of a social media platform as a way to put out things. It's an amazing way to take in things from your community. I think it's a most beautiful two-way street. When you see your words on posters at protesters, what does it mean to you to know that your words have that power? It makes me emotional just to think about it. When I see it on protest signs, I feel so lucky that people allow anything I've written to be a part of what I'm saying. Reporter: She admits her ideas aren't new. There's a growing audience eager to listen. In the world we have different ears. I think that all of this healing that we're looking for in our communities, in this country and around the world, is only possible if we have the desire and tools to dive within and do the healing we so desperately need inside ourselves and in our own lives. Reporter: Now count me among the people guilty of making excuses for why I can't find time to journal. Cleo is a new mom and she makes the time. She says self-care isn't something you have. It's something you have to claim. My good friend gave me her book. It sits on my night stand. "Heart talk, the journal" is out Thankfully, our cool spell

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