Jennifer Abcug 11 posts
Jennifer Abcug, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist in New York City, where she specializes in women’s life transitions. Prior to this, she counseled patients and families at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Convinced the earth moved after reading Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day,” the question: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” has become a focal point of Jennifer’s practice.

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Are You Comfortable at Work, or Complacent?


Have you checked in with your professional, social-impact self lately or are you simply coasting through your work week on autopilot? As creatures of habit, we tend to settle into our daily routines without really thinking about them. It probably starts with how you wake up. There is a set order in which you go […]


You Can Go Home Again: Tips for Returning to the Nest


My son leaves his dirty socks on the coffee table. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s a habit of his I’m desperately trying to get him to break. His excuse is that he’s 12—what’s yours? Moving home after living on your own can be a bumpy ride. Remember—oh, approximately four years ago—how it was when […]


You’re a College Graduate, Now What? Part 2: The Upside of Uncertainty

Woman sitting on rock and wondering

How are you doing since your last visit to Idealist? Have you made any important decisions about your budding professional life? What kinds of job postings are grabbing your interest? If you’re reading this, then there’s a good chance that the social impact sector is your jam. At least you think it is, right? Except […]


You’re Not Faking It: Don’t Let Imposter Syndrome Hold You Back

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Are you holding yourself back from going after that amazing job you just saw posted on Idealist? Do you worry that you aren’t qualified, intelligent, or experienced enough? Do you assume that it’s a position suitable for “other” people—you know, the ones who are better, smarter, or more talented than you? Chances are, you’ve probably […]