I remember that through all chaos or problems, there is a solution. So I separate myself for just a moment, whether that means zoning everyone out or taking a little walk to get some fresh air. I take this time to clear my head, breathe and reassess the problem and how I'm feeling.
Acting. Whenever I am playing a character, I use my real life experiences, which puts me on the line of reliving some of those good and bad times. Acting requires risk, and that's what feeling vulnerable is.
My most recent project has been acting and dancing on VH1's TV series Hit the Floor. On the show, we perform at least one dance number an episode. They are all different themes and different dance styles and keep us literally on our toes. The show is exuberant, exciting, and full of scandal. Tune in and I know you'll get addicted.
I happen to be a very passionate person, so when I first feel emotional pain, I take it very hard. I'll more than likely have a mild breakdown for a few moments, but I allow myself to feel these emotions, release them, and learn to use that hurt as my strength for change. I believe that you can take all experiences and use them as knowledge and fuel to be a better person.