Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly takes time to consider the opportunities being offered by the pandemic to be more mindful and to see how each person affects the health and well-being of everyone.
New Orleans, LA – April 2, 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, “Mother Nature Orchestrated A Most Unusual Spring Fever For The World.” Dr. Kelly offers the notion that now is a time to “focus on what’s important.”
Dr. Kelly writes, “We’ve all heard of and probably experienced what’s known as “spring fever,” that restlessness that kicks in when the weather goes from cold and gloomy to fresh, bright, green and alive again!” “Well,” she adds, “this year, the whole world is getting a different kind of spring fever along with an unexpected and prolonged spring break. (Yes, I know those in the southern hemisphere are getting a fall break!)”
“This is not a joy filled spring fever,” says Dr. Kelly, adding, “It is one in which hundreds of thousands of people around the world are dying as a result of the novel coronavirus 19 pandemic.” She offers as a reminders, “There may be a few people still living who experienced the pandemic of 1918 that ravaged the world until December of 1920. However, in our lifetime, this is among the most devastating things we Americans have seen, especially here in the U.S.”
As Dr. Kelly points out, “We Americans are accustomed to our freedoms. We are accustomed to store shelves always being stocked. Whether we ever use all the items or not, it is comforting to see the abundance of products that are typically available to us should we ever decide to use them.” She further elaborates, “For the first time, with the exception of hurricane season, we are seeing shelves stripped bare of the most basic of life’s necessities. Canned items, as well as pasta and dry beans, rice and other dry good staples are pretty scarce. Paper goods and sanitizing wipes are as valuable as gold these days. “
According to Dr. Kelly, “This novel virus is providing novel experiences that many are choosing to ignore. We are being asked to self-quarantine and to practice social distancing. Many young people feel invulnerable and invincible and are choosing not to heed the warnings. Also, many mature people who are not accustomed to staying mindful, are not maintaining the safe social distance as they move through the supermarkets.”
The entire article can be read at https://ninamkelly.com/mother-nature-orchestrated-a-most-unusual-spring-fever-for-the-world/
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.