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Music That Takes You Through The Stages of Grief with Kevin Campbell

Ep. 188

What art form helped you the most as you metamorphosed from a grief caterpillar to a happiness butterfly? 


In this episode, I'm joined by the talented Kevin Campbell. After the utterly unexpected loss of her girlfriend of 22 years, Kevin relied on music to survive the pain and "wrote the album he didn't want to write." The Stages, the album he wrote as an instrument to process his own grief journey, is a beautiful helping hand for those experiencing similar pain. Kevin's artistic inclinations took him to Los Angeles, where he starred in numerous commercials and wrote and directed web series and a pilot for the TV network FX. 


Throughout this episode, you'll hear Kevin's thoughts on grief and the metamorphosis all of us are capable of, even after the most painful losses. We discuss several coping strategies, the attitudes that speed up healing processes, and how powerful and liberating relying on journaling and gratitude can be. Kevin also talks about The Stages, his 6th and latest album inspired by the death of his girlfriend, the difference between his thoughts and feelings writing the album's first and last song, and more. 


Tune in and listen to episode 188 of Grief and Happiness and discover a pleasant, inspiring, and harmonious way of transitioning from grief to happiness. 


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About Kevin's background and the origin of The Stages (1:20)
  • Kevin talks about how he felt around people right after the loss and what changed in him (7:00)
  • Emily and Kevin reflect on the things people say to grievers (12:10)
  • Kevin talks about how writing helped him go through grief (19:10)
  • Why we must start saying yes to things at some point (28:20)


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