Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

Living beyond loss: A father’s journey to healing after 15-year-old daughter dies to suicide

On this episode of Grieving Out Loud, we’ll explore the depths of grief and the journey to healing. Host, Angela Kennecke, sits down with Eric Hodgdon, a remarkable individual who has navigated the unimaginable pain of losing his 15-year-old daughter, Zoi, to suicide.

Initially consumed by grief, Eric struggled with sleeplessness, loss of appetite, and agonizing phantom pains. However, as time passed, he discovered the inner strength to confront his sorrow head-on, leading to a profound personal transformation. Today, Eric stands as a beacon of hope, extending a compassionate hand to others who are grieving. As a TEDx speaker, author, and advocate, Eric shares his invaluable insights and practical strategies to overcome grief in all its forms. Whether it’s the loss of a child, the end of a marriage, or the devastation caused by job loss, his heartfelt words resonate profoundly and provide peace for those seeking healing.

Eric Hodgdon's rocks that spelled Zoi, his daughters name
The rocks that spelled Zoi