Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Coach, Nina Kelly Weaves A Rejuvenating Story About The Healing Nature Of Springtime

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Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly tells her readers that the stories of their lives are important to be told, to be shared, to be reveled in. She encourages readers to spread their stories like bird song, freely, easily and proudly.

New Orleans, LA – May 23, 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 Springtime Of Healing,” in which Dr. Kelly talks about the endless resilience of the spirit.

Dr. Kelly writes, “Life is an endless series of stories weaving and re-weaving the very web of life as the vast collective unconscious.” She continues adding, “Your story, my story, all stories. Each life is an amazing story filled with heart-break and ecstasy, sadness and tenderness.” According to Dr. Kelly, “Spring is the season that tells the story of rebirth, resilience and vibrancy that keeps us motivated to continue on in our journey.”

“When we begin to see the signs of spring after a long winter,” says Dr. Kelly, “something inside of us starts to come alive like a seed. Our heart begins to beat with a new excitement.” “Suddenly,” she adds, “everything feels new again.”

Dr. Kelly states that, “Whatever bleakness or sadness one might be carrying in their heart surely dissolves in the aliveness of spring.” She emphasizes, “Spring is a reminder of the true resilience of the spirit. We breathe this new life in with each and every breath.” “And,” she writes, “before you know it, you’ve forgotten your sadness and have started to pursue a new vision. It’s funny how that works, and so endlessly utterly amazing!”

“We are given, over and over again, the opportunity to discover what gives our lives vibrancy, meaning and motivation,” says Dr. Kelly. She goes on to say, “All you have to do is pose the question: What gives my life its greatest vibrancy, what gives my life passion?” She then adds, “Sit with these questions for any length of time and you will feel like spring is coming to life inside your body! New ideas will sprout, new visions will emerge. You will keep on keeping on!”

The entire article can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/the-springtime-of-healing/

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.

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The Springtime Of Healing

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Life is an endless series of stories weaving and unweaving the very web of life as the vast collective unconscious.

Your story, my story, all stories. Each life is an amazing story filled with heart-break and ecstasy, sadness and tenderness. Spring is the season that tells the story of rebirth, resilience and vibrancy that keeps us motivated to continue on in our journey.

The Season Of The Heart

When we begin to see the signs of spring after a long winter, something inside of us starts to come alive like a seed. Our heart begins to beat with a new excitement. Suddenly everything feels new again.

Whatever bleakness or sadness one might be carrying in their heart surely dissolves in the aliveness of spring. Spring is a reminder of the true resilience of the spirit. We breathe this new life in with each and every breath. And before you know it, you’ve forgotten your sadness and have started to pursue a new vision. It’s funny how that works, and so endlessly utterly amazing!

Maybe you’ve fallen in love and are developing a new relationship. Perhaps you’ve started a new job or embarked on a new course of study. No matter what has sparked this new passion, it is a sure sign that the heart is alive and well. It is the beginning of a new story weaving itself as your life. It is an act of healing and regeneration.

A Time To Rediscover What Gives You Vibrancy

As each person goes through life there are hundreds, no, thousands of ups and downs, hills and valleys, highs and lows! We navigate them as best we can. We remember the ones that give our lives depth and meaning, and we let go of the experiences that we would rather forget. Truth is though, every experience contributes to the whole of our lives. None is without meaning. There are just those that we would rather forget. The ones we are not proud of. But in the long run, no one is judging. So, proud or not proud has no bearing.

We are given, over and over again, the opportunity to discover what gives our lives vibrancy, meaning and motivation. All you have to do is pose the question: What gives my life its greatest vibrancy, what gives my life passion? Sit with these questions for any length of time and you will feel like spring is coming to life inside your body! New ideas will sprout, new visions will emerge. You will keep on keeping on!

Share Your Story And Your Love For Life

With each new little spiritual rebirth our lives become enriched. We have stories to share of how we faced our challenges and overcame them. We have opportunities to tell others that we love them and opportunities to praise the ones we love.

It’s springtime! Let’s share our love and our victories as easily as the birds sing their songs with all their might. Let’s add our voices and our energies to the web of life. It’s so necessary. And each and every story has meaning. Yes, even yours!

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Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author And Coach, Dr. Nina Kelly, Encourages Readers To Emulate The Essence Of Spring To Bring New Visions To Life

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Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly uses the spring season to illustrate how individuals can generate excitement for their yet-to-be-lived dreams and follow the example set by nature to burst onto the scene in full bloom.

New Orleans, LA – May 16, 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 blog on her website entitled, “Spring Shows Us How To Really Make An Entrance,” in which Dr. Kelly talks about preparing oneself to burst onto the scene of life.

Dr. Kelly writes, “Spring is the season that literally bursts onto the scene. It makes quite an entrance so to speak!” She adds, “With its vivid and various shades of greens – I mean, really, when you look around it’s hard to believe there could be so many different ‘greens’ – they are so subtle and difficult to describe.”

Dr. Kelly goes on to describe some of nature’s most colorful exhibitions, writing, “Blossoming trees in shades of pink and purples, lavender and lilac, yellows and reds enliven the air with color and luscious scents.” “There’s no real fanfare,” she says, “just a sense of excitement as the temperatures get a little warmer and the tiny buds start to appear on barren branches. The silence is alive with joyous anticipation of what’s to come.”

“Imagine for a moment that your life is moving into an eternal springtime,” invites Dr. Kelly. She continues, “Imagine that something is about to burst into being through you. A new vision of what you want your life to be is about to make an entrance.”

The entire blog can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/spring-shows-us-how-to-really-make-an-entrance/

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.

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Spring Shows Us How To Really Make An Entrance

Spring

Spring is the season that literally bursts onto the scene.

It makes quite an entrance so to speak! With its vivid and various shades of greens. I mean, really, when you look around it’s hard to believe there could be so many different ‘greens’. They are so subtle and difficult to describe.

Blossoming trees in shades of pink and purple, lavender and lilac, yellows and reds enliven the air with color and luscious scents. There’s no real fanfare, just a sense of excitement as the temperatures get a little warmer and the tiny buds start to appear on barren branches. The silence is alive with joyous anticipation of what’s to come. Then there are the butterflies and birds. Oh the birds! The mockingbirds and mourning doves, the cardinals and the crows and the flocks of grazing ibis all so busy chirping, singing, winging on the energy of the coming season.

Imagine for a moment that your life is moving into an eternal springtime.

Imagine that something is about to burst into being through you. A new vision of what you want your life to be is about to make an entrance. Can you feel the excitement growing inside you? Can you feel your heart flutter and maybe even skip a bit in anticipation? What is that vision? Can you see it, and can you sense the way you feel when it comes into being?

Step outside of what feels familiar and envision some new and fascinating experience, you know the one I’m talking about, the one that has been urging you along for as long as you can remember. Take a lesson from the spring season. No fanfare is necessary, simply step into the experience you’ve been dreaming.

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Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Coach, Nina Kelly Writes About How To Make The Future More Positive

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Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly suggests writing the story of a future that is positive while not giving in to the fear others may be projecting.

New Orleans, LA – May 6, 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, “What Future Do You See,” in which Dr. Kelly asks readers to decide for themselves the kind of future they’d like to see.

Dr. Kelly states, “These days I hear more and more people talking about how much they fear the future.” She continues, “Yes, we are living in uncertain times, but all times are truly uncertain. However,” she adds, “what many people don’t understand – even though Franklin D. Roosevelt knew it when he gave his inaugural address in 1932 as the world teetered on the verge of war – is that fear cultivates more fear. This is why FDRs’ poignant words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” will forever ring true.”

“Today, we know more than ever before about the brain, how the mind works and how powerfully thoughts shape reality both positively and negatively,” says Dr. Kelly, adding, “Yet a majority of people are still unaware, or they simply find the idea too hard to believe.”

According to Dr. Kelly, “The thoughts each one of us entertains are the ones most frequently brought to bear in reality. This has given rise to another popular saying that, “perception is reality.” This is similar in concept to the self-fulfilling prophecy which is a strongly held belief that something that something is true when in reality it is false.”

Dr. Kelly turns to Mahatma Gandhi who stated, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” “As we move further into the New Year,” says Dr. Kelly, “I like to refine my visions for the future. I tend to agree with Gandhi who believes in changing oneself in order to change the attitude of others toward oneself.” Dr. Kelly suggests, “Digging deep into your own values may help you create a vision of what you would like to see in your life. If you are always arguing with your spouse or children, can you envision peaceful communications?”

The entire article can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/what-future-do-you-see/

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.

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What Future Do You See?

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These days I hear more and more people talking about how much they fear the future.

Yes, we are living in uncertain times, but all times are truly uncertain. However, what many people don’t understand – even though Franklin D. Roosevelt knew it when he gave his inaugural address in 1932 as the world teetered on the verge of war – is that fear cultivates more fear. This is why FDRs’ poignant words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” will forever ring true.

Today, we know more than ever before about the brain, how the mind works and how powerfully thoughts shape reality both positively and negatively. Yet a majority of people are still unaware, or they simply find the idea too hard to believe.

The thoughts each one of us entertains are the ones most frequently brought to bear in reality. This has given rise to another popular saying that, “perception is reality.” This is similar in concept to the self-fulfilling prophecy which is a strongly held belief that something that something is true when in reality it is false.

Basically, many people live in a state of fearful delusion rather than truth. In psychology, self-fulfilling prophecies are defined as behavioral confirmation effects in which behavior, influenced by expectations, causes those expectations to come true. Whether you entertain positive thoughts or negative thoughts and believe them to be true you are right, as Henry Ford said.

What Would You Like To See

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” Mahatma Gandhi

As we move through the year, I like to refine my visions for the future. I tend to agree with Gandhi who believes in changing oneself in order to change the attitude of others toward oneself. Digging deep into your own values may help you create a vision of what you would like to see in your life. If you are always arguing with your spouse or children, can you envision peaceful communications?

If you are unhappy with the political situation, is there something specific you feel called to do? How can you participate in a positive way? Envisioning what you would like to see and sharing that vision with others could lead to positive change.

Would you like to experience more cooperation at your workplace? How can you contribute to making your workplace more positive? Imagine it in detail. Then decide how you can make it happen. Take the initiative to be a force for positive change. Become known as a visionary thinker in your company, your family, your church, school or wherever you spend time with others.

Hold Your Vision As Your Goal

Like any other goal you set for yourself, you must practice seeing in your mind’s eye the positive things you want to happen. In order to achieve it you must first see it in your mind and hang onto that image until you are living it. It’s like creating a story, step-by-step. You will then be able to tell the story of how you created a magnificent change in your life. And who knows who you will inspire to make a positive change too.

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Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Coach, Nina Kelly Shares Her Thoughts About Where Gratitude Begins

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Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly traces the feeling of gratitude back to the first sense of aware connectedness shared by humanity and recognizes that sense is passed on through cultural and spiritual rituals as well as through all art forms.

New Orleans, LA – April 19, 2019 – Dr. Nina M. Kelly, Inspirational Storyteller, Coach, Author and Co-Author of The Big Question with Larry King, and Success Mastery and Success Breakthrough with Jack Canfield, recently posted a new article on her website entitled, “Where Gratitude Begins.” Dr. Kelly connects gratitude with the need of the collective unconscious to express itself in stories.

Dr. Kelly states, “I believe that gratitude begins with story.” She elaborates further, “I also believe that story begins with connection. That connection begins with experiences. For instance, I experience myself. I experience others. I experience something going on around me that involves other beings. These things that happen make me smile, laugh, cry, shout, scream. Then I experience something warm inside that makes me want more of those things that make me smile, laugh, cry, shout, scream.” Dr. Kelly emphasizes, “I feel that can only be described as appreciation, thankfulness, gratitude for each and every experience that has caused me to feel such a range of emotions.”

According to Dr. Kelly, “Each experience is a story. A story I can retell and conjure up the same feeling I did as it happened.” She says, “Carl Jung has written that, “the collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind’s evolution, born anew in the brain structure of every individual.” I believe it is that collective unconscious that allows us to connect, to become aware, to have shared experiences, to create stories and to feel a deep sense of gratitude.” “To take this one step further,” writes Dr. Kelly, “ I believe that story is a form that encompasses all that exists under the celestial sky and brings light to the idea that we are all connected beneath an umbrella of unconsciousness. And, that unconsciousness requires a voice, a venue of expression, hence the importance of story.”

As Dr. Kelly points out, it is her belief that, “This invisible shared human experience is itself cause for gratitude.” She continues adding, “Our shared human experiences are told in the form of cultural and spiritual rituals which are story patterns passed down from generation to generation. Our experiences are also told through painting, dance, song, theater. The arts hold the eternal space for story. Artists, or those individuals who actively, consciously seek a deeper understanding of our relationship with this unseen connectivity, brings that understanding to others.” Dr. Kelly states, “The artist refines the ability to communicate with humanity on a grand scale, uniting us more intimately with the universal force.”

The entire article can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/where-gratitude-begins/

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.

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Where Gratitude Begins

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I believe that gratitude begins with story.

I also believe that story begins with connection. That connection begins with experiences. For instance, I experience myself. I experience others. I experience something going on around me that involves other beings. These things that happen makes me smile, laugh, cry, shout, scream. Then I experience something warm inside that makes me want more of those things that make me smile, laugh, cry, shout, scream. I feel that can only be described as appreciation, thankfulness, gratitude for each and every experience that has caused me to feel such a range of emotions.

Our Invisible Connection

Each experience is a story. A story I can retell and conjure up the same feeling I did as it happened. Carl Jung has written that, “the collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind’s evolution, born anew in the brain structure of every individual.” I believe it is that collective unconscious that allows us to connect, to become aware, to have shared experiences, to create stories and to feel a deep sense of gratitude. To take this one step further, I believe that story is a form that encompasses all that exists under the celestial sky and brings light to the idea that we are all connected beneath an umbrella of unconsciousness. And, that unconsciousness requires a voice, a venue of expression, hence the importance of story.

Passing It On

This invisible shared human experience is itself cause for gratitude. Our shared human experiences are told in the form of cultural and spiritual rituals which are story patterns passed down from generation to generation. Our experiences are also told through painting, dance, song, theater. The arts hold the eternal space for story. Artists, or those individuals who actively, consciously seek a deeper understanding of our relationship with this unseen connectivity, brings that understanding to others. The artist refines the ability to communicate with humanity on a grand scale, uniting us more intimately with the universal force.

Gratitude Has A Pattern

Rituals that are handed down and repeated are actually patterns in the collective unconscious. They are like messengers with the power to teach and heal. They are stories that are necessary to the well-being of humanity. Like these stories that come to us from the past as repeated patterns, gratitude also has a pattern that is propelled forward continuously seeking outlets for expression. The result of gratitude expressed is healing. Can you feel the pattern of gratitude looking to express itself in your life? Can you recognize the patterns that give rise to that sense of gratitude?

I find it helpful and healing to recall moments when I have experienced deep gratitude. And as I continue to grow, I find it effortless to feel gratitude for everything in creation. Even those experiences that some might label ‘bad.’ Ultimately, everything that happens gives rise to something else, a pattern that must be expressed. I love consciously contributing to the passing on of the gratitude pattern.

May you and yours become more deeply aware of the gift of gratitude and share the pattern in your own unique way with all you meet through the course of your days.

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Inspirational Storyteller, Speaker, Best-selling Author And Coach, Dr. Nina Kelly, Focuses On The Gift Of Gratitude

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Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly turns her attention to the gratitude she feels at this time of year when loved ones come together to experience life together and how those moments become much-loved stories that are experienced as gifts.

New Orleans, LA – April 11, 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 blog on her website entitled, “A Story Of Gratitude.” Dr. Kelly expresses her appreciation for the gift of story-telling.

Dr. Kelly asks, “Who doesn’t love a good story?” She provides an answer, writing, “I don’t know a soul who doesn’t get drawn into a well-told tale. I am so grateful for the stories I listened to carefully while growing up and for the wonder those stories created in me.”

Nina continues her expression of gratitude, “I am so grateful for the friends and family members I share my life with now and for the stories we share among ourselves.” She goes on to explain, “Stories come about as a result of how moments unfold on our journey through life. Some of those moments are sad, frightening and traumatic. Some are exuberant, joyful and unfathomably precious.” She emphasizes that, “Most people have a combination of stories that span from the saddest to the most thrilling of experience.”

The entire blog can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/a-story-of-gratitude/

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.

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A Story Of Gratitude

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Who doesn’t love a good story?

I don’t know a soul who doesn’t get drawn into a well-told tale. I am so grateful for the stories I listened to carefully while growing up and for the wonder those stories created in me.

I am so grateful for the friends and family members I share my life with now and for the stories we share among ourselves. Stories come about as a result of how moments unfold on our journey through life. Some of those moments are sad, frightening and traumatic. Some are exuberant, joyful and unfathomably precious. Most people have a combination of stories that span from the saddest to the most thrilling of experiences.

Many people keep their stories hidden deep within their being thinking their life experiences won’t matter to others. They don’t feel they are worthy of being heard. These are the dear souls who on their deathbeds are looking for another living soul with whom to share their personal memories. I have discovered that being a receptive listener is a gift, not only to the person telling the story, but to myself as listener. It is a great privilege to be the recipient of such intimate story-telling.

There is so much to be grateful for in our lives.

It’s not the number of gifts we receive during a specific holiday or birthday. Nor is it the number of cards or texts we get in any given day. Finding gratitude in our hearts for the people we encounter daily, those who enrich our lives either on a routine basis, or by surprise is the greatest gift of all.

I so appreciate telling my friends, colleagues and family how grateful I am for their presence in my life. I enjoy times to reminisce with them and recall memories we’ve shared that meant so much to all of us. This time of year brings reflections to all of us. It is an occasion when family and friends come together to share love and life experiences. It is also the time of the year I recall people who have come into my life maybe just for a season. Gratitude finds a permanent place within my heart.

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