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Have you ever thought about death? It’s a question that often sends shivers down our spines, but on the latest episode of The Midlife Makeover Show, we dive headfirst into this taboo subject with the guidance of Julie McFadden, a hospice nurse with a massive social media following and a wealth of experience in ICU and end-of-life care.

Julie, known as Hospice Nurse Julie, is not your average medical professional. With over 1.4 million followers on TikTok, she’s taken her message about death and dying to the masses, and now she’s here to share it with us. Her upcoming book, “Nothing to Fear: Demystifying Death to Live More Fully,” is a testament to her mission to normalize this often-avoided conversation.

The host, Wendy Valentine, brings a personal touch to the discussion, sharing her own experiences with death and how it’s motivated her to embrace life. Julie echoes this sentiment, revealing how those willing to talk about death often lead better lives and, ultimately, experience better deaths.

What makes this episode particularly special is the candidness with which Julie speaks about her work. She discusses the emotional and practical sides of hospice care, the importance of contemplating our mortality, and how our bodies are designed to take care of us, even in death.

Listeners will find comfort in Julie’s stories, which range from the spiritual aspects of dying to the biological processes that occur. Her message is clear: by understanding death, we can appreciate life more deeply. She encourages us to consider what we’d prioritize if we knew we had limited time left, urging us to live in the present and appreciate the small joys of life.

Wendy’s reflections on the loss of her brother and how it brought her back to life offer a poignant reminder that grief is a complex journey. But as Julie points out, it’s also an opportunity for profound personal growth and connection with others.

This episode isn’t just about facing our fears; it’s about learning to live with intention, compassion, and gratitude. So, whether you’re in the midst of a midlife crisis, caring for an aging parent, or simply curious about the great unknown, tune in to this transformative episode. You might just find that in the heart of what we fear most lies the key to living our best lives.

Remember, “Nothing to Fear” releases tomorrow, so make sure to grab your copy and join the movement to live more fully, even in the face of death.

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