Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly talks about how vivid summer memories are often and shares an experience she had this summer that may serve her well in her day-to-day life.
New Orleans, LA – September 12, 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, “In The Wake Of Summer,” in which Dr. Kelly asks readers to share an experience as she did.
Dr. Kelly inquires, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” She continues adding, “That was the first question we were asked when returning to school as kids. I doubt that is much different these days.” According to Dr. Kelly, “Most everyone loves summer and the joys of long days, water activities and the all-around juiciness of the season. That includes all the amazing fruit that comes ripe during the summer from peaches and melons to the most colorful array of berries.”
“So, I ask,” says Dr. Kelly, “is the taste of sweet, juicy watermelon still on your lips? Do you still feel the hot sun on your bare skin and the contrasting coolness as you dive into the pool, the lake or the ocean? Did your heart love the relaxing, carefree days without schedules, without obligations?” She answers emphatically, “Of course it did!”
Dr. Kelly states, “Even though those glorious long summer days are slipping away, there may be a few more beach weekends and cookouts scheduled before the summer swimsuits, surfboards and paddleboards are put away” She poses another question, “Are there things you experienced or perhaps things you learned about yourself while playing this summer that you can take into your professional life or your student life?”
As an example, she writes, “For instance, this summer I cruised the Ionian Sea with my son.” She elaborates, “There were days in which nothing interrupted the view from the ship to the horizon in any direction except the singular wake that trailed for a mile or more behind us. I was mesmerized by the length of the wake and the different colors that churned close and how the colors deepened the further away we moved.” She continues adding, “This made me wonder about the wake individuals make as we move about in our lives. Do we leave those we meet mesmerized due to the beauty of our interactions or do we leave others terrorized? Or are we simply forgotten? Out of sight, out of mind.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/in-the-wake-of-summer/
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.