Go Away Fear


Fear is a toughie, isn’t it? You can see what you want, you can envision yourself doing it, and then when it comes time to actually doing it, you freeze, you bolt, you do whatever it takes to get far far away from what you know you want to or need to do. 

the oddest ways

I feel fear in the oddest ways. I love the ocean. The ocean and the mountains are two of my favourite parts of creation. As much as I love creation, I fear the creatures that live in it. I am deeply afraid of being eaten by a shark. 

You can tell me all the stats you want about sharks. Go ahead and tell me that there are 80 shark attacks world-wide each year, and only 6 of which end up in fatality. Tell me that there are a gazillion people swimming in the ocean every year, therefore my risk of being eaten alive is like 0.00000001%. That will not remove my fear.

I will be convinced that I could still be the next one. You will get me in the ocean, BUT I must be able to see the bottom and everything around me, and if any little swimmer brushes past me I will probably scream and swim as quickly as I can to the shore, even if it means leaving my children behind. 

Ridiculous, I know. I have said to myself, “Seriously girl, you’d be ignorant enough to save yourself and leave your own children behind?”  I really don’t know. I pray I never have to find out!  

what till they think of me

I have another fear I face literally every single day. And it’s another silly one. 

I am deeply afraid to post things on Social Media. I fear that when I do, other people will judge or criticize me. I hold back so much from sharing my passions, victories and family life as I fear people saying, “Oh there’s the real estate family with the perfect marriage and perfect kids. They don’t have problems. Life is so easy for them.”

just do it

As I shared this with an amazing friend, she said you need freedom in this. You need to write about it. Share all the reasons you’re afraid, get it off your chest and then just do it anyway. 

She was right! Here I am sharing all the reasons I have feared but will start sharing more of my world on Social Media. 

all things health

I love health and wellness. I love vegetables, salad, BBQ chicken, salmon and avocado protein shakes. I love to work out! Being in the gym brings me great joy! I love leading people to live healthier and happier lives.

treats and time outs

Just because I love these things does not mean I don’t love popcorn and movie nights, ice cream dates with my kids, cheesecake, a drink on the deck, or chillin’ with my husband. I am healthier and happier when I allow myself to relax. Because I let myself live and let go does not mean I don’t ‘walk the talk’. It means I know what I love and I’m not going to be afraid to love them any more or less just because people think health and life coaches shouldn’t indulge from time to time. 

our greatest love

I love Jesus. I have endured financial hardship, broken friendships, marriage and parenting struggles, weight and body image issues and so much more. Some seasons are just difficult. I do not have a clue how we could’ve possibly fought these battles well without Jesus. He is our peace, our hope, our greatest love and source of strength.

I best love and lead people when I do it through God’s love and power. This does not mean I need to preach to you about how you should live. It simply means I see you with a tender heart that desires to see you live your best! I believe we all deserve nothing less because when we can be our best, we are better for others! If my personal stories of how Jesus is shaping my life can empower you, I want to share them. 

rockin it

I love business. It is more natural for me to ‘rock it’ in the workplace than in my home. I am at my best when I am working. Why? Because my work is my ministry. It’s what I’ve been called to do on this earth. When you live WITH purpose and ON purpose it is so energizing, exciting and engaging you can’t help but want more of it.

But (and it’s a big but) this also scares the living daylights out of me. Years ago, in my former business there were many days I gave more to the people I worked for and left very little for my family. This hurt us and so I have to be intentional about date nights and family time.

on mission

EmpowerWays is our ministry to help people live healthier and happier lives. As much as I love everything about our mission, I cannot help you live your best life if I am not living mine!  I have two amazing daughters and one heck of a great husband. Somehow, someway I seek to be the woman in business God has called me to be while also upholding my mission as a mom and a wife.  

doing it all

How do I do it all? Well I guess we’re all about to learn more about that as I share more on social media. If you are intrigued to know more, be sure to follow our pages. EmpowerWays and Love Lead Us on both Facebook and Instagram. 

And if you’ve been seeking a Health Coach or Nutritionist to help you live a healthier, happier life, you need to work with us. My partner Jen and I are so passionate about helping you live your best life because we believe you’re worth it! 

 Committed to you!

Kristine Rustand

Master Health Coach, EmpowerWays

Kristine Rustand is a Master Health Coach with EmpowerWays. Everything we do is about empowering you to live a healthier, happier life. You can follow EmpowerWays on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to know how Health Coaching can help you live a healthier, happier life contact Kristine today. EmpowerWays@gmail.com