The Studio (MDR)’s leading lady dishes on that inevitable annoyance called stress -- and how she uses it as a springboard that propels her toward her best self.

LisaSometimes amidst all the excitement of a growing and beautiful studio, press events, Paleta juice deliveries, purchasing tank tops, and making sure my clients are taken care of, I forget to breathe.

I am certain I am not alone in trying to remember to do something so simple. There's a good chance your family is pulling you in all directions, you are trying to make time for dates because you really do want a life, walking the dog has to happen whether you feel like it or not ... oh, and don't forget the sunscreen, eating healthy, and going to class. Sometimes it feels like the craziness won’t end.

From my own experience, I’ve learned I can either let the stress pull me down and zap my energy, or I can use it as a springboard to propel me toward being my best self. Truth be told, they both take the same amount of energy.

I once heard someone say that we cannot do everything on our "lists" because those lists are constantly evolving. In order to zap stress, I think the key is learning to be okay with not getting through everything. It's harnessing that energy and using it in other ways -- ways that serve you better. And it's wearing sunscreen as often as you can remember.

Summer will be here before we know it. So, despite all the stress-inducing craziness (and even the stress-inducing excitement that comes when we cram all kinds of fun into our lives!), let's take a moment and take a big collective breath and smile … life is good.

Big love,