“When we are moved to create something extraordinary, something that comes fully from who we are, from what gets us out of bed in the morning, from a clear and relentless vision, it often comes out of a place of necessity, a place of pain, from an experience or an event that narrowed your sites on a purpose.”

-Carla Atherton, Family Health Revolution



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CARLA ATHERTON, MA, is the Director of the Healthy Family Formula (, Host of the Children’s Health Summit (, Health and Nutrition Coach, Writer and Editor, Curriculum Developer, Publisher, Workshop Leader, Yoga Instructor, Health (R)evolutionary, and Children’s Health Advocate.

Carla holds an MA in English Literature with a heavy educational background in Women’s and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Academic, Business, and Creative Writing and also attended Simon Fraser University’s Magazine Editing and Publishing Workshop before she created, published, and acted as editor-in-chief for her magazine, Cahoots, for 8 years. She is a business owner and entrepreneur with almost two decades of experience writing her own content and for business purposes, program content, and marketing.

Carla is a master researcher and insatiable reader. After deciding to move on from the magazine, Carla worked in the academic university setting then trained as a health coach through her work with Epidemic Answers Health Coach Training Course and Cynthia Pasquella of the Institute for Transformational Nutrition. She deepened her clinical knowledge of health, wellness, and functional medicine through her training with Functional Medicine University and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. She also embarked on a year-long intensive yoga teacher training.

Carla is a mother of a teen with a chronic illness and has years of experience as a family health coach working with clients through the trials and tribulations of rebuilding health, one of whom hired her to act as developmental editor for her recently released book What Happened to My Child? She has also developed and currently teaches a robust professional family health coach training program. These are just some of Carla’s areas of expertise that lend her the ability to be both a competent copy editor and a richly experienced and well-researched content and development editor and ghostwriter.

Carla is also formally trained in a variety of other disciplines including magazine editing and publishing, social sciences, humanities, business development, and is usually taking one class or another regarding personal and professional growth. She has taught at both the university and community levels and has created educational materials both through contract by educational institutions and through her own initiatives and independent research.

She has led many workshops in health and wellness, creative writing, philosophy, media studies, essay writing, and critical thinking for children, youth, and adults since 1998 and has edited, written, produced, and delivered thousands of pages of articles and curriculum for online as well as in-person delivery.

On top of being a prolific published author, herself, Carla has 21 years experience in teaching and editing creative writing, composition, non-fiction, memoir, articles, and academic writing in the academic, community, and creative spaces. Carla aids writers to take their projects from conception to fruition, from an idea to an impactful piece of literature that sings with the author’s voice.


“Carla Atherton is amazing to work with!! This is the woman who made my story sing! Soooooo grateful to her for being the most amazing editor!!!!”

-Heather Korbmacher, What Happened to My Child?, released in January, 2019.

Heather’s book is the harrowing account of a mother’s fight to recover her son from a terrifying neuro-autoimmune condition called PANDAS. The work on this book was an exceptional, life-changing experience for us both.

Do you have a hero’s journey?


Do you have a story to tell?


Book a discovery call with Carla Atherton to discuss your book project!