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Acknowledge that when you are in grief, grief is what you are doing.

Bridget Watson Payne is a writer, artist, and art book editor at Chronicle Books. Over 15 years in publishing, she has collaborated with hundreds of authors and artists to make their book ideas a beautiful reality. In this candid talk, Bridget talks about choosing when to say yes or no, about the complexities of grief and about how to navigate the different chapters of life. She reminds us that we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be.

(Video by CreativeMornings/San Francisco. Photo by Ben Conde.)


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I made this newsletter the same way influencers put together their looks. It looks effortless, but actually is the result of hours and hours of review.

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