Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly waxes poetic about the fall season in her hometown of New Orleans and invites readers to fall in love wherever they are in their own personal lives by writing an exciting new story they can embody.
New Orleans, LA – October 29, 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, “The Feast That Is Fall.” Dr. Kelly tells readers that excitement can create a change of season at any time of life.
Dr. Kelly writes, “Here in New Orleans, as in other areas in the southern hemisphere of the United States, the fall season kicks off a veritable feast of festivals that praise and celebrate our acclaimed food, arts and musical culture.” She continues to elaborate, “Our sultry summer weather slowly gives up its soupy pot-au-feu humidity to a more tolerable and enlivening dryness that comes across as cool. Senses are heightened. Hearts expand. Stories swirl in the air along with the music as oysters get shucked and slurped, gumbo gets stirred, jambalaya gets spiced and freshly fried beignets get buried in a thick layer of powdered sugar.”
“Fall,” says Dr. Kelly, “It is that time of year, that change that occurs before, in some areas, all of nature goes silent and still. Where all growth slows down and almost appears to die, to go completely lifeless.” She adds, “This change of season crackles with excitement and energy all across our great country. In the northern part of the country the vibrantly colorful display of autumn leaves is thrilling to behold. The harvest of autumn fruits and vegetables begins to appear in the stores and pumpkin spice fills the air at coffee shops, bakeries and homes everywhere.”
According to Dr. Kelly, “This season is like the last hurrah before we settle in and cozy up to the dead of winter. It’s like the beginning of the most exciting love affair. And it happens year-after-year always with that feeling of crisp freshness and newness that never gets old.”
“Isn’t that the way of life too?” She asks, adding, “Just when boredom begins to feel like it is setting up permanent residence in your life, something happens to shake it loose, to fire you up, to give you the courage to try something new. Perhaps you’ll spontaneously take a different route to work or say yes to someone you always say no to!” She explains, “We experience individual, personal seasonal changes within the existing defined four seasons. Our springtime could begin mid-winter as a new promotion or job offer. The more we awaken to the feast of life even when things appear to be less than ideal, the more we are graced with even more gifts.”
The entire article can be read at https://ninamkelly.com/the-feast-that-is-fall/
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.