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Courage, Risks, Yes, Go, Now: 15 Totally Necessary Life Tips From Amy Poehler (In GIFS!)

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As a jobless Master’s graduate swiftly approaching 30 years old, I’ve been seeking whatever sage advice I can get (Susan Miller of Astrology Zone is my most frequent source of guidance). When Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” video in response to the Boston Marathon bombing went viral, I decided to perk my ears to the knowledge bank that is every “Ask Amy” video ever.

“Ask Amy” is a series of short advice videos that are part of Poehler’s online network “Smart Girls at the Party”; each is a response to a question that any viewer can leave in the comments section of the Smart GirlsYouTube channel. In the most recent episode, Poehler ruminates on the bombing at the Boston Marathon in the context of the media barrage that is so intrinsic to everyday life.

“I kind of feel like my eyes need a break, don’t you? If you do, take it. It’s okay to not be looking at what everyone is looking at all the time. To know what you’re ready to see and not see, and to be okay with letting some things rest in peace.”

What struck me about the video was Ms. Poehler’s cadence. Not only is she sincere, but so calm and focused on what she’s talking about. Unlike the plastic-sounding replies to Seventeen’s “Why Me?” section, Amy responded to her inquirer with such genuine thought and care (not surprising as the entire Smart Girls enterprise is dedicated to “cultivating the authentic selves of young women”). In an effort to exercise some self-care of my own, I decided to watch the entire series of “Ask Amy” videos to uncover what other gems of advice my favorite TV role model had to offer. Here are some of my favorites. Keep reading »

Amy Poehler Sends Love To Boston In Latest “Ask Amy” Video

Amy Sends Her Love To Boston

Amy Poehler’s awesome “Ask Amy” advice series takes a more somber turn in this week’s episode, in which she addresses how we can better cope with all the violent images we’ve seen this week. How can be balance wanting to stay informed without impacting our own mental health or contributing to the exploitation and grief of those who have lost loved ones?

“I’ve been looking at photographs that have been really hard to take. And I’ve been thinking about what these images do to our brain and to our heart. … I wonder if we could soften our hearts and minds and our eyes? If we could give our eyes a break and see things in a different way? To see things by reading about them or talking about them or listening? Be okay with letting some things rest in peace. … I love you, Boston.”

Such thoughtful, wise words. [via Buzzfeed]

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Abel Arnett Interrupts Amy Poehler’s Broadcast For Very Important Adorable Announcement

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He's A Big Serious Ginger Baby!

Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” series, where she offers advice to young women, is great and all. But can we all agree they’d be so much better with her adorable ginger son Abel Arnett divebombing in to say hello at the end? [Crushable]

Amy Poehler Has Some Wise Words On Saying “I’m Sorry”

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It Takes Practice!

Amy Poehler may be one of the funniest women ever — not to mention mom to my favorite big serious baby, Abel Arnett — but she also strikes me as one of the more sincere celebs in Hollywood. One of my favorite things about her Ask Amy video advice series is how genuine and thoughtful it is. She’s still funny, but giving the best possible advice she can comes first. In this episode, Amy responds to a girl who’s having hard time saying she’s apologizing to her mom. Amy stresses the impact of saying sorry not just on the recipient but on the apology-giver as well, and that, like anything, it takes practice.

Amy Poehler Talks Jealousy

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Hey, Jealousy

The green-eyed monster: it’s nice to know that even super-successful, “Saturday Night Live”-starring, Golden Globes-hosting, Tina Fey-best-friending Amy Poehler has had to slay that one. Her advice on how not to let jealousy make you a bitter person might proves Amy might be most rational person in Hollywood!

Amy Poehler Stops Pint-Sized People Pleaser

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Stop Trying So Hard!

“Ask Amy” is back! This time, Amy Poehler is stopping a pint-sized people pleaser in her tracks. “Maybe you can stop trying, turn that energy back on yourself, and you become more attractive when you love yourself. You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are,” Amy advises. “I know it’s tough at 15 to have that. It’s tough at 41 to have that! But I think that may be the way in: to stop trying and let go.” Amy seems a little choked up this time. Is it just me or do you imagine she might be calling upon her split from Will Arnett in this one?

Amy Poehler Explains It All: Dealing With Your Parents

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Ask Amy

Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” advice series is never not amazing and this week’s segment on how to deal with your parents is no different. Even though “Ask Amy” is for teenaged girls, Poehler’s super-smart advice works for daughters of any age … including those of us in the “why aren’t you married and giving me grandchildren?” years. She seems like an awesome human being and an awesome mom. I can’t be the only one who wants her to adopt me, right? [YouTube]

Amy Poehler’s Sage Advice For Dealing With Social Anxiety

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Amy Poehler tackles social anxiety

Amy Poehler and special guest Aubrey Plaza share their secrets for combating social anxiety on the latest episode of “Ask Amy.” Even if you’re not typically an anxious person, it can be really intimidating to walk into a room full of strangers. Ugh. Birthday parties where you only know, like, one person and networking events are my least favorite. Anyhow, Amy suggests breathing, finding another nervous buddy, shrinking your setting (like finding a sofa in the corner and parking it there), and giving yourself permission to bail whenever you feel like it (also known as the Irish goodbye or the French exit). And Aubrey adds the suggestion to dance if you’re feeling anxious (I co-sign!) and embrace your feeling of weirdness because weirdos rule the world.

Well said, ladies. Damn, Amy Poehler’s so rad. I wonder how I can get her to be my friend. [ONTD]

Amy Poehler Feels Your Embarassment

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"Ask Amy!"

Is there something wrong with me that I totally relate to “Ask Amy,” Amy Poehler’s video advice series for teen girls? Because I still tuck my dress into my panties all the time and embarrass myself in front of everyone, like, every week. When Amy Poehler gives a gentle lecture about needing to learn how to laugh at yourself, it sounds so easy. Her sons Archie and Abel are lucky, lucky kids. [YouTube]

Check Out Amy Poehler’s Advice To A Teen Girl Who’s Not Allowed To Wear Makeup

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"My Dad Won't Let Me Wear Makeup."

We love Amy Poehler’s website Smart Girls At The Party, which aims to inspire and empower teen girls, so we’re super excited for the launch of Smart Girls’ new series, “Ask Amy.” In the series, Amy answers reader emails while lounging on the bed like the cool aunt we always wished we had. The first question comes from a 14-year-old who wants to know how to feel pretty when her dad won’t let her wear makeup. Watch the video to hear Amy’s thoughtful answer! [YouTube]

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