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Rising Stars: Meet Fallon Lopez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fallon Lopez.

Hi Fallon, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Hi everyone, my Name is Fallon Lopez, I am a native Houstonian, grew up on the southwest side of Houston.

So I have a background in Nursing, I have mostly worked with critical care patients and more recently have been working in research with COVID treatment and prevention.

I also started a Wellness Coach biz, Helping Nurses take back their own health and healing so that they can find their voice again and prevent burnout.

I am so proud to be a Nurse, especially a Latina Nurse, the first in my family! But Honestly this hasn’t always been the case.
Around 2019, I was feeling pressure to go back to school but I also felt so useless as a nurse, I was feeling burnout!

You may be thinking “How could this be?” I had only started nursing in 2012.

It didn’t take long for Nursing life to take its toll on me to the point I wanted to give up and quit nursing all together. I was so tired of seeing the repeat patients dying and suffering from illnesses that could be changed with lifestyle habits.

I had to do something ! But going back to school felt so overwhelming. This was the fuel I needed to get started in my entrepreneurial journey!

I wanted to see the change happen for others but little did I know I had to do my own healing to see the healing I wanted for those repeat chronic patients.

I had to become a Nurse Wellness Leader for change!

And I’m proud to say that my entrepreneurial & self love journey has catapulted me into this new season of life !

I have revived my nursing passion for health & healing and I want to help other nurses do the same with my Holistic health
strategies and my Wellness community!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Honestly, I would describe it as a journey, like a cross country road trip, its exciting at first when you’re planning and imagining it. But it’s not until you get out on the road and experience the terrain can you actually navigate it with all the missed exits, twists and turns!

I felt like that with Nursing it was exciting at first all the planning and preparation. There was a lot of preparation and anticipation! But I wasn’t equipped.

I had no idea about healthy boundaries, mental health, communication and lacked a lot of self esteem. I had no idea about the possibility of burnout. That was just how a lot of the staff around me operated; it was just part of the job!

And the patient loads! Seeing people that looked like me and who would get lost in the system, I felt so powerless to help. I often felt I was too emotional.

I lacked emotional intelligence and fortitude. I was trying to navigate the terrain of Nursing in a bust up old model that had already been through somethings called growing up Latina!!!

But I’m not hard on myself nor do I regret it!

It has been my own personal unique journey to health and healing and it has led me to become a passionate pioneer for change in healthcare!

We have to walk the walk, we have to talk the talk and lead by example. As Nurses, I feel we have a powerful authority to influence our communities and even the world!

As the most trusted profession and with over 3.8 millions of RNs in the US our voices and our impact is needed! But how can we lead if we don’t do the work for ourselves.

I also learned a big lesson about putting myself & my own health and healing first. I learned a lot about filling my cup so I can pour out from a place of overflowing. And on the days I am running dry I now have the tools, community and resources like therapy to refuel and get me going again.

No more busted up model to cruise this Nursing terrain I now have a healed and whole model along with tons of resources and community to help me navigate and get to my destinations on time!

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
As a Nurse Wellness Coach, I help Nurses take back their own health and healing so they can find their voice again and prevent burnout.

As a Nurse myself, I understand the unlimited potential & impact Nurses have on their patients, families & communities when they are at their best.

Through my Holistic strategies, I help Nurses Recover and rebuild healthy habits to find their voice again and become Wellness Leaders.

My holistic strategies include Fitness, Plant based nutrition and Mental Wellness to help Nurses show up at their best.

I have 1:1 and group programs available here is a list of my most recent ones.

– 6 week Glow from the Inside out Nutrition Program
– Wellness Warriors Holistic healing program
– 21 Day SUGAR FREE Challenge to Heal your GUT!

I also have a Busy Nurses guide to Plant based Cookbook available.

I also am very active in the Nurse Wellness Leaders Community and I am planning on Launching a new podcast this spring so definitely check out my website for all those details.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
I love how Houston is so diverse. I can meet so many different people from around the world here. I love the fact that we have amazing opportunities to network and engage with other like-minded people. Whatever your niche you can find others like you to support you as an entrepreneur or professional looking to grow their network. Can’t wait to engage in more events for networking and to give back to the city. I have some ideas for Wellness Events for the city, fun workouts and nutrition talks. Fingers crossed that will be happening in 2022!

I dislike the traffic, because of all the new transplants. Which is great for networking but bad for traffic. I try to be home around 5 pm, which is some peak hour traffic.

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