Stories of Change & Creativity
Feb. 15, 2021

Marla Lackey, R.N. - Faith and a Tube of Lipstick

Marla Lackey's life changed when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her mother had been her best friend, her rock.  Now the roles were reversed.  Marla, a registered nurse for years, took on the role of caregiver.   

Throughout her journey, Marla started to experience what she describes as ‘full-circle” or ‘spiritual aha’ moments.   She wrote her memoir to share her story and  help others. 

Key Takeaways:

● Be open to spiritual ‘aha’ moments
● There are many blessings in the midst of pain during the caregiving process
● The importance of gratitude and reflection

About the Book
Faith and a Tube of Lipstick: A Daughter’s Memoir of Hope Through Cancer, Caregiving, and Grief. You can find the book on Amazon. 

An inspirational memoir about love, caregiving, and grief, Faith and a Tube of Lipstick shows just how powerful the bond between a mother and daughter can be. Whether you’ve experienced cancer in your life, served as a caregiver, grieved a parent, or need to find your faith, this story is sure to capture your heart. 


Marla Lackey is a nurse, author, blogger, speaker and former caregiver to her beloved parents. Marla uses her soulful energy and personal stories to offer hope and inspiration to caregivers and grievers to find the blessings in the midst of their own painful journeys. 

Marla speaks to healthcare professionals on the topic of mindfulness in healthcare.  Using stories from her own journey, she encourages and inspires her colleagues to connect with their patients while working in a stressful environment. 

Marla lives in Texas with her husband and four adult children. 


Facebook: @FaithandLipstick 

Instagram: @marlalackey

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