Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly talks about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday season and invites readers to prepare to enjoy the upcoming winter season by slowing down and savoring doing things they can’t do any other time of year.
New Orleans, LA – November 25, 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, “Slow Down To Savor The Togetherness Of The Season.” Dr. Kelly shares a poem that evokes a slower time and the essence of the Thanksgiving season.
Dr. Kelly writes, “In this season of Thanksgiving, in our society, we express our gratitude for the fruits of our labors and spend time sharing with those we love and with whom we have enduring relationships.” “As temperatures get lower and nights become longer,” she continues, “we prepare for the still of winter and the final days leading up to another year’s ending.”
According to Dr. Kelly, “Even for those of us who don’t happen to live at the northernmost edge of the northern hemisphere, our thoughts naturally turn from outward activities to inward pondering.” “To me,” says Dr. Kelly, “this season evokes memories of pastoral times and the activities associated with country life when everything moved at a slower pace more than any other season. The ‘putting up’ of the season’s harvest to provide food through the dead of winter. The warmth of soups and stews bubbling on the stove, the aroma of spiced fruits bubbling in buttery crusts baking in the oven.” She adds, “The warmth of togetherness at this time of year is so firmly knitted into our collective consciousness as to be iconic.”
“In many countries where the sun never rises above the horizon in winter,” writes Dr. Kelly, “people enjoy the season by doing things they can only do this time of year. They get cozy! They light candles and curl up under fluffy blankets by the fire and sip hot chocolate and tea. They bundle up and go out to ski or take walks in the beautiful lighting that is like a daylong sunrise or sunset.” Dr. Kelly posits, “Candlelight and cups of tea, long walks on a cold day or night properly bundled up are cozy ways to spend the season that is right on the heels of Thanksgiving. It’s nice to contemplate slowing down.”
The entire article can be read at https://ninamkelly.com/slow-down-to-savor-the-togetherness-of-the-season/
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.