Jenny Schatzle

Nurse Hadley Vlahos, RN

The In Between: A Hospice Nurse’s Advice on How to Live Before we Die 

EPISODE: 100  |    DATE: September 9, 2023

“Death can be very peaceful. And there are diseases that can cause pain and we have meds that we can give to help with that. But most people are at complete peace before they die. They’re not scared. Which is really amazing. Even people who had anxiety before they died. It’s amazing to witness.”

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Have you ever picked up a book that you just couldn’t put down?

You are exhausted and you want to go to bed, but you simply cannot stop turning the pages. And when you turn that final page, you’re so sad, because it’s over. But you’re changed for having read it.

That is The In Between: Unforgettable Encounters During Life’s Final Moments.

It’s a book written by hospice nurse, Hadley Vlahos, RN.

Over her years helping patients transition from this life to whatever comes next, Hadley compiled their stories and realized that since they had left her forever changed, they would probably do the same for others.

Her social media account grew quickly as people became more and more interested about her work as a hospice nurse, and the stories of the people she has had the honor of serving in their final days, weeks and months of life.

I had the honor of interviewing Hadley about her wonderful book.

Today on the show, we discuss:

1.  Themes and advice that dying people wish they could have given to themselves earlier.

2. faith and its role in death. 

3. How to talk to our kids about death.

And much more.

Settle in for an episode that just might change the way you live with lesson from those who have already passed on.

Much love,



Hadley Vlahos, RN, is a hospice registered nurse, mother, and wife. Her husband also works in the medical field as a doctor of physical therapy. Vlahos started her career as a registered nurse at twenty-two. As a hospice nurse, she now visits people at their home while also educating and sharing stories about hospice care on social media, where she has more than a million followers.

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