My Experience With A Psychic Medium

My Experience With A Psychic Medium

If you believe that something is real, it will be inexplicably real in itself
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A few days ago I met with a psychic medium and it was one of the craziest and best experiences of my life. Now I know that many people will say that this was a waste of money and a scam but does it really matter if it was real or not? I personally believe in mediums especially after meeting with one because the things that she brought up were impossible for her to know.

One of my professors said something really interesting in a lecture one day that I think about a lot. She said that if you believe that something is real, it will be inexplicably real in itself. What she meant by this was that if you think something is real, no matter how much you know it is false or outrageous, it will still be real to you. She used the example of kids being afraid of monsters under their bed. This is a perfect example of this theory in action. My family went to this medium to get comfort for our extreme grief about the loss of my father and that's what we got.

The medium knew about the littlest things such as my back injuries and the scar I have on my foot. She knew my dad's nickname for me, that I decorated my graduation cap for him, that I have jewelry made out of the flowers from his funeral, that I thought he was mad at me, that I haven't watched Pretty Little Liars because it was our show, that I blame his doctor for his untimely death, things I said in my eulogy for him. It was all too much. Now I know you could argue that some of these things could have been "lucky guesses" and I respect that, but to me, she was too spot on.

She also said things about my grandparents on both sides and other people that I had lost in my life. She told me about my future husband and children and even told me things that I often say. She knew where I worked and she knew my mom heard their wedding song last week at the grocery store.

For the sake of argument, let's just say this was all lucky guesses and coincidences. Even still, my mom, sister, and I all got the closure that we have been desperately needing for almost 3 years. We went into this meeting hurting badly and left breathing a little bit easier. We all felt better because we heard the things that we needed to hear. So whether or not you actually believe in the power of psychics and mediums, it doesn't matter, it still helped us.

We heard the things that we needed to hear, that he was okay, that he was at peace and with his family, and that he loved us, was watching over us, and was proud. My dad apologized over and over again for having to leave us because he didn't want to but he said he just couldn't stay any longer. To be honest, I really don't care if she made that up or not because that is something that I have needed to hear for years. That's something that has been weighing on my heart and hurting me and when I heard those words, there was an immediate weight that lifted off of me and I finally felt peace.

The stages of grief are ever changing and are not a linear line, but they say that the last stage is acceptance. I don't think that we will ever truly accept the loss of our loved ones in the way that we are okay with it. I have been in denial about my father since he passed away and I think that I can finally say I am at peace with it and I understand that he is gone. I know that I will never be able to physically be with him and talk to him, but I know know that he is listening to me and is with me wherever I go. And I know that I will be okay because I know that he is finally not hurting because there is no pain or anger in Heaven. He's with his family and he is finally happy and healthy and that's all I've ever wanted.

So whether or not this experience was based in fact, I am choosing to believe that it is and that decision is bringing me the peace and clarity that I have been praying for since I was 16.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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Toulouse Grande, Ari's Dog, Stole The Spotlight In The 'thank u, next' Music Video

Any dog other than Toulouse Grande? Thank you, next!

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For those of you who don't know (or who are jumping on the Ariana Grande train just now), Toulouse is one of Ariana's many dogs. He's appeared in a few other music videos, like 'Right There' and 'No Tears Left To Cry'. However, his cameo was most prominent in her latest music video for 'thank u, next', which, by the way, broke YouTube records.

1. He's first seen rolling up with Ari, dressed as Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

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Toulouse called shotgun.

2. Toulouse stars as Bruiser Woods, Elle's sidekick

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Name a more iconic duo.

3. He's featured in some close-ups

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Every other dog on the planet is QUAKING in their boots.

4. Toulouse has no fear of the spotlight with his mommy by his side

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Nerves? Thank you, next.

5. He even wears his own custom swimsuit 

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He's living his best life.

6. How could you forget his studded collar?

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This collar probably costs more than my car.

7. He is completely unfazed by the cameras 

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He was BORN for showbiz.

8. At one point he literally watches himself on TV

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An absolute ICON.

9. He was even seen being pampered in behind the scenes footage

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Sadly, this scene didn't make it to the actual music video.

10. He got all the affection in between takes

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Only the best smooches for Toulouse.

11. Toulouse was an absolute spotlight-stealer

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He is killing it.

12. Keep living your best life, Toulouse!

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We'll keep living vicariously through you.

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