For my first installment of people to know, I bring you Cleo Wade. Cleo wade is an artist/poet, Harpers Bazaar contributor, author, stylist and overall master of inspiration. Her Instagram is perhaps my current favorite in all of the Instagram land. She creates brief yet powerful poems that almost always resonate with me. While I don’t regularly practice saying affirmations to myself, I find her words to be incredibly comforting. If I had to synthesize the essence of her work in 3 words they would be peaceful, loving and empowering. It is clear that while, she doesn’t take life too seriously, she does have a vast capacity for love and intimacy, at least this comes through in her writing. Whenever I find myself beating myself up, which happens all to often, Cleo always offers a helpful quip that snaps me out of my self deprecation and points me towards acceptance and power. I’ve seen people have success with taping affirmations or words of inspriation to their mirrors and I haven’t tried that yet, but it may be in my near future. After all, loving yourself seems to be the key to just about everything. I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite poems. Let me know which poem was your favorite and follow Cleo Wade on Instagram immediately. Happy Wednesday!