April Happenings

April Happenings | Madefor


We are back with another Monthly Madefor Happenings newsletter, your source for last month's wrap-up, and not-to-miss happenings coming up in April.


💭 A Thought From Our Co-Founder Pat…

Last month, I wrote down four regrets.
This wasn’t enjoyable—it made me feel bad.
But, my regrets were also revealing.
Sitting opposite my regrets, my values.
Turns out, feeling bad isn’t so bad if it helps you be better tomorrow.


Check out Dan Pink’s Basecamp to learn more about the Power of Regret.


🎙 Stay Committed with the Basecamp Podcast

Hosted by Madefor Co-Founder and former Navy SEAL, Pat Dossett, Basecamp is a series of live conversations with scientists, psychologists, peak performers, and other experts where we distill the science of wellness and human potential into actionable steps so that you can live your best life.

Don't miss:

  • In Episode 5, learn from Dr. Ayelet Fishbach about the surprising science of motivation and decision-making.
  • In Episode 6, learn from Dr. Everett Washington about how to forgive others and yourself using his widely-accepted REACH Forgiveness Practice.

Subscribe to Basecamp Podcast!

*New Episodes available on the second Tuesday of each month on AppleSpotify, and various podcast platforms.


↪️ The Power of Regret: How Looking Backwards Moves Us Forward

Madefor Co-Founder and former Navy SEAL, Pat Dossett, sat down with Daniel Pink, five-time New York Times best-selling author to discuss the research and findings behind his latest book, The Power of Regret at March’s Live Basecamp Conversation. Daniel talked about how there’s no such thing as an “I have no regrets” claim, the four most common buckets of regret, and how to use regret to transform your life. 


Daniel Pink on the benefit of regret: 


“We have to get past the notion we should never have regrets. We can enlist this emotion as a powerfully transformative force.” 



Watch to the full conversation on our Youtube Channel or read a summary on this blog post


🤸 The Joy of Movement

Mark your calendar for the first of two of this month’s Live Basecamp Conversations on Thursday, April 14th from 4-5 pm PT with author, psychologist, and educator Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. on The Joy of Movement. Learn how to harness the power of movement to create happiness, meaning, and connection.

Learn more about Kelly McGonigal and RSVP here


🤯 Transcendence: The Science of Self-Actualization

Our second Basecamp will be held on Thursday, April 28th from 4-5 pm PT with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist, as well as host of the #1 psychology podcast in the world— The Psychology Podcast. He’ll be discussing his new book, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization and how to discover your highest creative potential.

Learn more about Scott Barry Kaufman and RSVP here


🍭 For Your Consideration: A Few Extra Treats for Your Brain This Month


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Check out April Basecamp Guest, Kelly McGonigal on "The Rich Roll Podcast."


Discover the power of setting intentions.