Amy Poehler might be one of the funniest women in Hollywood, but she gets serious when she talks to women about the real issues they face everyday.
In a response video for "Ask Amy," a segment on Poehler's web series "Smart Girls at the Party," Poehler addresses body issues and finding love.
Poehler offers advice to a young woman with body issues who finds it hard to love herself.
"I feel what you're feeling, and I feel most woman do," Poehler says. "Sometimes a good way to help yourself get out of it is to have some gratitude. What I mean by that is, 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. And make friends with those parts of your body and not try to focus on the parts that will never change."
The 40-year-old mother of two goes on to say, "Don't worry about finding love. You will always find love. Every pot has a lid. 'There's a lid for every pot,' that's what my nana used to say. And you deserve love and you'll get it."
Poehler posted the video response on Sept. 9, just days after she and husband Will Arnett announced that they have separated after nine years of marriage.
The web series created by Poehler, producer Meredith Walker and musician Amy Miles aims to celebrate "extraordinary individuals who are changing the world by being themselves."
"We wanted something to feel bite-sized and positive and I do think that there's some lack of celebration of the unique, original girl," the actress said about her "Smart Girls at the Party" series in a 2009 interview with the New York Daily News.
But some women don't need to feel beautiful all the time.
Kate Fridkis, blogger of Eat the Damn Cake, recently wrote for HuffPost Women about why she likes feeling "ugly" sometimes.
"God, I'm thankful for the ugly days when I am busy with my life," Fridkis writes. "When I catch a vaguely disappointing glimpse of myself in the subway window and keep feeling good anyway. When I look bad in everything I try on and I am in love with this chapter I've just written."
Adding, "It's not just about beauty -- it's about letting yourself not care about beauty. It's about being comfortable with the occasional ugly day. About taking the corrosive, toxic helplessness out of unattractiveness and replacing it with moving on."
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