Nurse Practitioner Turned Health Coach
Lola is a functional medicine and systems-based health coach specializing in stress and burnout.
Hi! And welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. After caring for thousands of people with symptoms related to stress and burnout, and experiencing burnout myself, I recognize the multifaceted nature of stress and the direct impacts it has on our health and wellness. Working in traditional primary care, I identified a disconnect where I wasn't able to truly provide patients or myself with what was needed to really thrive. I didn't have the time to work with patients on implementing lifestyle changes or providing deeper education beyond a handout. I felt like I was only doing half the work that was needed. This led me to leave traditional healthcare and start Haelan Empowered.
Our lifestyle choices and behavioral patterns shape our physical reality. Mental stress, physical stress, emotional stress and poor coping mechanisms such as lack of connection, inadequate nutrition and sedentary lifestyles manifest in physical symptoms like headaches, joint pain, muscle tension, anxiety, depression or gastric distress. These symptoms indicate the body, mind and spirit are out of alignment. I know firsthand that by consciously working on lifestyle choices that nourish body, mind and sprit, we can come back to ourselves and watch those physical symptoms related to stress melt away. This way of healing is what I want to share with you.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia. I then went to Linfield University for my BSN degree and worked as an operating room nurse for 5 years prior to receiving my doctorate as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Portland. I have had training with the Institute for Functional Medicine. I am also Level 1 Reiki-certified and have taken classes in the chakra systems. I practice meditation and kundalini yoga.
With my educational background and interest in spirituality and energetic work, I am uniquely positioned to help you address stress and burnout to get you back to feeling your best. I use a three-part model that addresses body, mind and spirit to help you heal. Let's get started together!
Now I'm able to help empower you...
Working together closely with someone who holds you accountable is imperative to success.
Using functional medicine principles and a systems based approach, we can address the root cause of your concerns. Making lifestyle tweaks that work for you and help you to thrive can be an incredible step in the healing journey. While there are always ups and downs and some set backs, the desire for change and growth will serve you well.
Together we will find the things that nourish you. We will find the ways to move your body that support your health. We will work on mindset and mindfulness so you can find your center and calm.
Having worked with thousands of patients over the years, I know that everyone is different and there is no one size fits all. Let's work together to find what works best for you!
I love living in small town Oregon wine country. The lushness of the valley, the beautiful seasons (even the rain), the strong community.
Even though I'm based in Oregon, I can help people all over the country!
I love doing energetic work and recognize the importance it has in transforming health and wellness. I am a kundalini yoga practitioner (maybe teacher one day!) and use breathwork throughout my day to get me back to center.
My daughter has been the biggest motivator for my personal growth and healing. I want to be the best version of myself for her. I want to share how important health is and to not take any of it for granted. She always keeps me honest and pushes me to try harder.
My doctorate of nursing practice degree was one of my biggest accomplishments. I have greatly enjoyed continuing to work the University to guide students through their doctoral projects. Implementation science is so exciting!
I started a garden this year for the purpose of connecting to the earth, the seasons, my food. It's been a fun project and I've learned so much. A lot of it through failure. This is what makes us better. We learn so much from our mistakes.