Amy Poehler Isn't Afraid To Share What Her Therapist Told Her & We're All Ears
Even when you think Amy Poehler has already taught you everything you need to know about life, witty comebacks, and how to be generally brilliant, think again. Her infinite wisdom, humor, and street smarts are the gifts that just keep on giving. In an interview with Ladies Home Journal , Amy Poehler taught us more important lessons on just how important female friendships are, when she'll appear again on SNL, and admitted that even she has a therapist. If we're already the emoji dude with the hearts in his eyes for Poehler times a million, then we really want to meet the person who gives Leslie Knope the sagest advice when it comes to keeping her life sane.
My therapist gave me a good visual metaphor that I use a lot: I picture a refrigerator and on the refrigerator are six magnets, Poehler says. Each magnet says things like: relationship, kids, health, work, money, fun with friends — whatever. Every day you can really only put three magnets on the refrigerator. You're not going to be able to use all of them. Like today is about my work, my children, and my health. Then the week goes by and you're like, 'I haven't used my 'fun with friends' magnet in weeks! So I try to approach it that way.
If only the "fun with friends" magnet included us. Sigh. Poehler, once-divorced, also takes the "chicks before dicks" saying seriously and knows how important her female friendships are.
Most of the women in your life will outlast the men in your life, says Poehler. The SNL ladies — Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Tina — and I text pictures of our kids back and forth all the time. It keeps us connected. As my nanny used to say, the older you get the more important it is to know people that knew you when. I also like hanging out with women who are older than me. I like asking them how they navigate life, what they've learned. I respond to people telling me about their experiences rather than telling me what to do.
Preach. It's truly all about who you'll be able to girl talk with when your skin is wrinkled and you're wearing a big IDGAF hat, Steel Magnolias style. And also, as soon as I have a child, I'd love to be in on this whole text chain.
The Parks and Recreation actress also admitted that when SNL comes a callin', she'll be there — especially for matters dealing with impersonating Hillary Clinton.
I will go back to SNL anytime they need me. I've been a fan of the show since I was born, says Poehler. But I would love to see Hillary Clinton run. I would love to watch that campaign.
You, Hillary... either way, let's make it all happen.