Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – From Type A to Type ME: Melissa Heisler

Stress Reduction Expert Melissa Heisler is author of the new book, From Type-A to Type-ME: How to Stop “Doing” Life and Start Living It. After 10 years managing and directing theatrical productions followed by a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communication and 17 years in corporate marketing, the stress of high pressure, deadline driven jobs led to poor mental and physical health. Her experience led to a search for a long-lasting means of approaching each situation with more ease, contentment, and power.

Melissa identifies the characteristics of a Type A personality, including common behaviors and the impact of those behaviors. She also defines the “type me” personality as getting back to what is unique to us and what makes us happy, enjoying more of the present moment. As a “recovering Type A,” she tried to discover how to heal from various health issues, which led her to spending time in Peru, where she found healing. The challenge for her was to continue her recovery after she returned to the US. This led her to develop the “Type ME Habits”: Awareness, Acceptance, Alternatives and Action, which Melissa then explains in detail.

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