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Unsettled's Official Blog: Musings on the intersection of work, life and adventure in the 21st century.

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Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere with Unsettled Alum Melody Miles

“I now believe that sometimes the best thing we can do is open ourselves up to new people: to let them pass through our lives without expectations or agendas, but with curiosity and a soft invitation to let them change us.”

The Career Ladder is Officially Broken. Enter The Monkey Bars.

If the career ladder is about a progressive journey towards success, mastering the monkey bars is about learning how to propel yourself across the open spaces. If you do not begin to master the swing, at some point the ladder will break.

Quit Your Job and Get a Life

Everybody’s life changes a little bit after an Unsettled retreat, but in vastly different ways. Some alumni break old habits, some evolve their perspective, all build new connections and relationships, while others embrace giant life shifts. Here are four recent...

The Unsettled Guide To Working From Home… Successfully

More and more people are working where they live, thanks to flexibility, efficiency and no commute.

This Is What I Did On My Creative Sabbatical In Bali

Amelia left her corporate lawyer day job in Sydney and landed in Bali with a goal to expand her artistic side…

Zen and the Art of the Underachiever

What did you want to be when you grew up? We’re not talking doctor, lawyer, or astronaut… what was your real childhood dream job before expectations set in?

How To Build A Remote Team: Lessons From Unsettled

For two and half years, we have built Unsettled as a fully remote, global company. We have no office. We call ourselves #TeamNoPants because let’s be honest, a lot of times some of us aren’t wearing pants.

Why You Need To Get Lost… And Often

“When I’ve been told to “get lost”, I have inadvertently been given a gift…”


We Are What We Attend (To)

Today, more than ever, there are so many things, in varying dimensions and to confusing levels of importance, calling for our attention. Why should we pay attention to where our attention goes?

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Slack Off a Bit this Summer. It’s Science.

Did you know that science proves that slacking off can make us more productive? There is no arguing that when we are relaxed and in a good mood, we knock things off of our to-do list quicker and to greater satisfaction.

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Let’s Take It Out of the Office

By: Naomi Matlow Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton According to Forbes, Americans are vacation-phobic. We daydream about sandy beaches but when it comes to turning our “Out of Office” auto-responder on, we are full of guilt and dread. Research suggests that fewer and...

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Why Sometimes You Just Need To Go With the Flow…

One of the many rewarding aspects of travel is the ability to become anybody that you want to be. Sometimes where we call home puts constraints on who we are and who we can become. The ancient philosopher Heraclitus famously mused, “No man ever steps in the same river...

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