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 Post subject: Amy Poehler and Body Acceptance
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:17 am 
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fucking love her.

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By Rina Raphael, TODAY

Amy Poehler: funny, successful, down-to-earth, pals with Tina Fey – the exact person we all secretly want as our BFF.

And now the adorable comedian and mom, 40, just upped the ante by demonstrating she’s just as good at listening and dispensing valuable girlfriend advice as she is at impersonating Hillary Clinton or navigating local politics on "Parks and Recreation."

In the latest installment of her web series "Smart Girls at the Party," Amy takes on the daunting task of helping a viewer with an age-old question: What would you say to a woman struggling with body issues?

In what could have easily devolved into a cheesy, cringe-inducing response, Amy — who sympathizes with what affects nearly all women — gives a thoughtful, heartwarming and surprisingly helpful answer: "Sometimes a good way to help yourself get out of it is to have some gratitude,” she suggests. “If you can go around your body and kind of thank it for what it gives you and thank yourself for your great eyesight, or your thick hair, or your nice legs, or your strong teeth or whatever it is that you have that you were given.”

She wisely points out that it’s best not to focus on the things that will never change, because we’re all different, and we’re not all Gisele Bundchen.

“There’s only five symmetrical people in the world,” Amy confirms, adding “and they’re all movie stars — and they should be, because their faces are very pleasing to look at.”

Amy, who announced her separation from husband Will Arnett just last week, also touches on the subject of love, with the positive attitude of "'There's a lid for every pot,' that's what my nana used to say. And you deserve love and you'll get it."

The response was, as expected, overwhelmingly positive, with YouTube viewers chiming in how “amazing” Amy’s advice is. “I wish someone had told me this earlier in life,” writes one viewer, while another admits “I have a very picturesque single tear on my face. Gawwww, Amy Poehler.”

Amy, can we be friends?

Rina Raphael is a TODAY.com editor who is still waiting for Tina Fey to accept her sleepover party invitation.

http://thelook.today.com/_news/2012/09/13/13844345-amy-poehler-tackles-the-tricky-issue-of-body-acceptance?lite

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 Post subject: Re: Amy Poehler and Body Acceptance
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:35 am 
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I love this. Especially this quote:

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"'There's a lid for every pot,' that's what my nana used to say. And you deserve love and you'll get it."

Too adorable :)

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 Post subject: Re: Amy Poehler and Body Acceptance
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We all definitely have some things about us we should be thankful for. I love my strong legs and my beautiful eyes (which I have been told very recently have hazel in them that I didn't know about...they are blue) for instance.

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I love this. Especially this quote:

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"'There's a lid for every pot,' that's what my nana used to say. And you deserve love and you'll get it."

Too adorable :)


I love that quote too. I grew up being told I was ugly, even my father told me I was too plain to ever find someone. But I found someone. Someone who is into my own personal beauty in every way and it is pretty amazing

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komich wrote:
We all definitely have some things about us we should be thankful for. I love my strong legs and my beautiful eyes (which I have been told very recently have hazel in them that I didn't know about...they are blue) for instance.

Ohh! I love this!

I am thankful for my smart brain and my beautiful eyes- they are smokey blue.

Who is next to list what they are thankful for about their body?

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komich wrote:
We all definitely have some things about us we should be thankful for. I love my strong legs and my beautiful eyes (which I have been told very recently have hazel in them that I didn't know about...they are blue) for instance.

Ohh! I love this!

I am thankful for my smart brain and my beautiful eyes- they are smokey blue.

Who is next to list what they are thankful for about their body?


I love my smart brain too :D I forgot to add that.

And I agree, come on folks, lets hear what you are thankful for about your body!!

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That was exactly what I needed to hear right now. Amy is so inspirational. I love how she said you would never tell your younger sister of daughter that she wasn't beautiful. I think I need to hold on to that and treat myself in that sense more often.

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Thats great :) :heart:

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Back to this- what are you thankful for in your body?

Today I am thankful for my hair. It's pretty fucking awesome. Thick, easy to manage, and very long.

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I am thankful for my lap because it is perfect for holding kitties, puppies and children!

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-legs that take me where I need to go and are getting stronger every day
-hands that can knit, write, cook, and do so much more
-eyebrows that are not too unruly and don't need to be plucked

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I'm thankful for everything. ..bodies are amazing. ...i was just thinking today how lucky i am to have all my functions. ...there is a " what are you thankful fir" thread here though yeah? Who is this amy girl
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