Rachel Mackenzie Jordan
Bachelor of Psychological Science and Master in Forensic Mental Health. Developing creative writer and lover of all things shiny.
"Where did you get that dress?"
I never considered going to the thrift-store. The thrift-store was where you went for do-it-yourself dresses that were missing a zipper or were torn down the side. It was the room of requirement where you stashed your bags of too-small or oddly fitting clothes; the 'farm' that unmatched dinner-sets were sent off too to live a better life.
Is Grand Theft Auto GTA-5 Kid Friendly?
I work in a game store – I consider myself lucky. The customers are usually happy, they stroll in and I can’t help but picture them as stray piñatas wondering into my garden, like in the 2006 game Viva Piñata. I love when people ask for recommendations, and I’m usually able to find their perfect match. There truly is a game for everyone. But not everybody should be playing the same game.
Enriching the Life of an Anxious Rescue Cat
My brother likes to tell a story of when he first adopted our rescue cat, Simba. He had been small and gawky with enormous bright green eyes. Aside from the variation in eye-colour, Simba was the spitting image of the Lord of the Rings character, Smeagle (or Golem).
What to watch after The Queen's Gambit
When recommending a book, movie, of T.V. show to a friend I like to break down the piece of media to it's bare bones. I consider the key elements; the things that - without it - the piece would have been incomplete without.
Fairytale and Folklore Audible Recommendations
A list specifically curated for lovers of fairytales, folklore, and mysticism. These audiobooks represent some of the best performances on Audible as well as some of the more interesting modern takes on classic fairytales. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
The Manipulation Techniques of a Covert/Vulnerable Narcissist
In general psychology the word narcissist refers to someone who presents as confident, self-important, and grandiose. But a much more insidious character lurks in the shadow of the classic narcissist; the covert narcissist. These types are not characterised by diagnostic criteria in psychological assessment tools such as the DSM-5 or the ICD-10, but they are discussed within emerging psychological literature, and are regarded as a dangerous personality type.
What I learned from dating an Incel
TW: mention of sexual harassment, assault, alcohol, and violence Note: I in no way condone the maintenance of a friendship or romantic relationship with a toxic person – In fact, I warn against it. This is merely the story of a woman who fell in love with the wrong man.
How to Identify a Pick-Up Artist
During my early twenties I entered the world of casual dating. I was quite naïve, and because I wasn’t looking for any long-term relationships, I thought I would be impervious to manipulative people looking to *score*, or the new big-bad wolf in town, the ‘pick-up artist’.