Marla Hickerson


Life is for the living.
We all experience love, pain, success, and failure.​
Often times though, we struggle as the negative experiences have had lasting effects on our lives.​
We carry around baggage and all too often lose sight of how to let go of the negative.
Some of us are less fortunate than others. The effects of feeling unsupported can last from childhood into our adult lives.​
We can find ourselves struggling under the weight of a limiting weakness or restriction; and​
have come to terms that life will always be a roller coaster of emotional living.​

And we cope by distracting ourselves from attaining well-being.

The fact of the matter is that it’s never too late nor impossible to move from
wound to well-being.

You matter. Your health matters. Your life matters.

Freedom and empowerment lies in the release of that which doesn't serve you to embrace that which will.

With certifications in Culinary Management, Youth & Leisure Services and Group Wellness/ Individual Coaching and personal healing, Marla shares with people the many ways to rekindle the lust for life through positivity, self-discovery, physical activity, and spirituality. In the beautiful landscape that is Thunder Bay, Canada, Marla has organized wonderful activities including horseback riding, hiking, dog sledding, and archery, cooking classes and wellness workshops to name a few through (a new endeavor is being formed!).
She can be reached at

Marla Hickerson was featured on Close-Up Talk Radio with hosts Doug Llewelyn and Jim Masters at on October 1st, October 8th, October 18 and 25th, 2013.
In 2014, Marla was also broadcast on local Shaw Television for her 1/2 hour cooking show, Design By Taste.

Where to find Marla Hickerson online


The Complicated Life: Why Some People Thrive Assertively While Most Stay Stuck in Passive-aggressive Living.
Price: $74.00 USD. Words: 84,530. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The Complicated Life is for those who have not been supported by traditional therapies in their quest to restore their wellbeing.The book offers new theories into what it takes to fully own life away from labels, diagnosis and antidepressants to empower progressing assertive follow through with moving forward into the best verison of self-love.
Quest to Recover Thy Self: Healing from Oppression, Trauma, Abuse and Neglect
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 27,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
The connections made within our childhood move us forward into imagining who we are, who we can be and what we can expect to receive from life. Often times, we get tripped up because the negative influences of emotionally unavailable and neglectful parenting caused life altering effects that have caused Trauma Drama. Heal this stress and get your life back. As, Damn It! You Are Important!
Love Yourself & Reclaim Your LIfe: Breaking the Chains of Dysfunctional Mothering
Price: Free! Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
"Love Yourself & Reclaim Your LIfe: Breaking the Chains of Dysfunctional Mothering" is one woman’s honest, descriptive reflection of her experience growing up in an emotionally empty household, living under the shadow of her 3 brothers. Having learnt not to trust, she easily put a wall up in all of her adult relationships. By facing her fears and disowning the shame, she reclaimed her life.
Do Not Cage Me In: Memoirs From the Bedroom
Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a bold account of one woman's detailed reflection of the consequences emotional emptiness of her childhood had on every aspect of her adult living. It took an out of town, mid life experience to really challenge her beliefs, face her fear of intimacy and allow love to grow.

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