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About Molly Stevens

Molly Stevens is a nurse by profession and began writing in 2015 at age 61. She writes mostly humor on her blog Shallow Reflections http://www.shallowreflections.com. She lives in Central Maine with her younger husband who is watching for early signs of dementia, and will have her put in a home when she shows an enthusiasm for camping.
Latest Posts | By Molly Stevens
I Don’t Like Bananas and 5 Other Epiphanies About Life After 60
2 months ago

I Don’t Like Bananas and 5 Other Epiphanies About Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

When my son began eating solid food he consistently refused bananas. When he was old enough to talk, he informed me that he didn’t like the consistency. They didn’t have enough “resistance” and were too slimy. Read More

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Do to Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit
3 months ago

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Do to Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit

I’ve been on both sides of the exam table, as a patient and as a nurse in a busy internal medicine practice. I’d like to share some tips on how to prepare for a visit with your doctor. Read More

Supporting Each Other After the Loss of a Sibling
4 months ago

Supporting Each Other After the Loss of a Sibling

By  •  Family

Having lost both parents I was no stranger to major loss, but in 2012 when my sister Linda died I knew this parting was unique. I looked for support but found more information about coping with the loss of a pet than how to handle losing an adult sibling.
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How Losing a Sibling Changed My Life Forever
5 months ago

How Losing a Sibling Changed My Life Forever

By  •  Family

If you live to be over sixty, loss is inevitable. I anticipated the loss of my parents, knowing the day was looming when they would pass on as part of the natural order of life.

What I didn’t prepare for was losing my sister, Linda. I suppose I should have since I am the youngest in the family and she was twelve years older than me. But I found myself in uncharted territory, not only experiencing profound loss but being at a loss as to how to cope. Read More

I Have My Own Teeth… and 7 Other Things this Woman Over 60 is Grateful for
6 months ago

I Have My Own Teeth… and 7 Other Things this Woman Over 60 is Grateful for

By  •  Mindset

Did you know that writing gratitude lists boosts your mood and improves happiness? I sometimes forget this in my day-to-day grumblings about hangnails and hay fever, but as Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve dusted off my gratitude list. Read More