Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly discovers and shares some interesting facts about the Winter Solstice, revealing that it has historically been a time of auspicious events, while also providing the meaning and derivation of the word solstice.
New Orleans, LA – December 30, 2019 – 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 article on her website entitled, “On The Winter Solstice,” in which Dr. Kelly discovers things she didn’t know about the shortest day of the year.
Dr. Kelly writes, “Anyone who knows me or knows anything about me knows how much I love stories.” She continues, “And, I love finding out new things that I can weave into stories. Another thing I love is the beginning of winter which is marked by the winter solstice. And, I just learned about a few historical events that happened on the winter solstice.”
As Dr. Kelly points out, “I did not know this, but the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth on the winter solstice, December 21, 1620. I can only imagine how cold and dreary it must have been. Yet the excitement at starting life over in a completely new land must have been enough to counter the dreariness.” “I also learned,” writes Dr. Kelly, “that on the same day in 1898 radium was discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie which was the beginning of the atomic age. And, the Winter Solstice is also the day in 1968 of the launch of Apollo 8, the first manned moon launch.”
She adds, “It’s fascinating to know that such auspicious events happened on the Winter Solstice.”
Another point Dr. Kelly shares is that, “Some people thought that the Winter Solstice in 2012 would mark the end of the world.” She states, “I am so happy those people were wrong.” She goes on to add, “I remember hearing back then why people thought that way. It was because it was as far as the Mayan calendar went. December 21, 2012 marked the end of a 5126-year cycle and people thought there would be some earth-shattering cataclysmic event.”
The entire article can be read at https://ninamkelly.com/on-the-winter-solstice/
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.