Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly looks at the opportunity being presented by the COVID19 virus as a time to become familiar with oneself and discover what’s really important in life as once normal ways are being replaced with a new normal.
New Orleans, LA – April 17, 2020 – Dr. Nina M. Kelly, Inspirational Storyteller, Coach, Author and Co-Author of The Big Question with Larry King, and Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs with Jack Canfield, recently posted a new blog on her website entitled, “An Invitation To Go Within.” Dr. Kelly shares her perspective on how to navigate through the current challenging times.
Dr. Kelly writes, “The world as we have known it has come nearly to a screeching halt.” She continues, “We are being called upon to do things we never thought possible in this land of the free and home of the brave. We are being quarantined in our homes. We are required to stay away from our friends and family.”
“The COVID-19 virus has given the world an opportunity to turn within,” Dr. Kelly states. She goes on to add, “We are being given a rare chance to stop our mad dashing about and are given time to take a deep breath and think about things we may not have given thought about previously. I see this as an invitation to go within.”
As Dr. Kelly points out, “Many people will keep their focus on the television “news” and follow the reported “statistics” and will end up feeling terrified and helpless. However,” she emphasizes, “there is another way. You do not have to look at what is being reported. If you use the opportunity to retreat from the world, to really go within, you and others who do the same will likely come through this challenging time much stronger and far more resilient. “
The entire blog can be read at https://ninamkelly.com/an-invitation-to-go-within/
About Dr. Nina M. Kelly
Nina M. Kelly is a mythologist with an emphasis in depth psychology, storyteller, author, humanitarian, and cultural and arts activist. She also is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. Nina’s sense of adventure has always been sparked through learning more about people and their cultures. Believing that if you understand a person’s culture, stories, myths, and rituals, then you more readily open your world to greater compassion.
Her passion for the art of healing through stories brought her to the place of writing Grace Has A Silent Voice where she honors the silent heroes and the resilience of the human spirit. Working with death and dying patients she acquired a tremendous respect for the proper honoring of story. In her book she acknowledged the silent heroes that walk into our life for a moment then quickly disappear. This inevitably leaves an imprint that continues to remind us there is beauty in humanity.
Nina’s doctorate is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Emphasis on Depth Psychology, her dissertation research was completed through Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dissertation: Myth Making and Modern Medicine, A Case of Kidney Transplantation. Her research work included reducing the rejection episodes post-transplant implementing the power of stories and images. She published The Lost Heritage in Psychology at the Threshold.
In addition to The Big Question, co-authored with Larry King, other publications by Dr. Kelly include: Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs, both co-authored with Jack Canfield, Leo Learns A Lesson, Psychology at the Threshold, and Crossing Borders: An Archetypal Exploration in Times of Transition.
Nina has also been actively involved in film production serving as Executive Producer on Dandelion, A New Leash on Life – K9 for Warriors and Larry King – A Celebrated Life.
Nina is also an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst where she completed her studies from Assisi International Institute and published Weaving Story Into The Web.
Nina served as an executive film producer for the short film “Dandelion.” The film won the judge’s award and has shown at several film festivals. She has also served as president of the New Orleans Opera Association, Vice President of the Shreveport Opera Association, president of Southern Repertory Theatre, Chair for Loyola University School of Music Visiting Committee, president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, publishing the history of the Children’s Bureau, Saving Wednesday’s Child (authored by Mark Cave) and authoring the introduction and acknowledgements. Throughout her tenure, she has served on numerous non-profits boards.
Nina continues to challenge us through the inspiration and motivation of storytelling. She continues to believe that the artform of storytelling and story sharing originate from the heart of everyone searching for expression thus healing both listener and teller.