Madefor in the News

April 30, 2021 21 best Mother's Day gifts for your mother-in-law in 2021

Co-founded by entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie, Madefor is a great gift for any mother-in-law who is obsessed with bettering herself and is ready to go the extra mile. This intensive ten-month program covers everything from practicing more gratitude, to focusing on sleep and rest, to upping your hydration and making movement a daily part of your routine. Start your MIL out with an introduction kit first to see if she’d be willing to fully commit.

July 7, 2020 This New Wellness Program Wants to Make Self-Improvement Easy⁠—No, Really.

A former Navy SEAL and the socially conscious founder of Toms teamed up to create Madefor, a self-care start-up to help you reach your full potential. The hook: You have to do the hard work.

May 15, 2020 Blake Mycoskie Is Flourishing—And You Will Too If You Try His New Wellness Program, Madefor

Blake Mycoskie, founder of the philanthropic shoe company Toms, has launched the new wellness program Madefor.

March 27, 2020 A former Navy SEAL and a neuroscientist share 3 secrets for overcoming coronavirus stress

The stress and confinement of being in a mini-submarine are similar to those induced by the coronavirus pandemic.

July 16, 2020 Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics (#446)

In the spring of 2020, Blake co-founded his newest company, Madefor, which offers a 10-month program that applies the principles of modern neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to make your brain and body better. Created alongside scientists from Stanford, Harvard, and other top universities, Madefor helps people learn and sustain positive habits and practices that have the greatest impact on their lives.

November 23, 2020 Blake Mycoskie: The More You Give, The More You Live (#561)

Seeker, serial entrepreneur, TOMS / Madefor founder & exceptionally lit human Blake Mycoskie on breaking the addiction to external validation, the courage to fail + more. This one goes deep. Rejoice!

April 19, 2021 35 Sweet Father’s Day Gifts to Celebrate First-Time Dads

His new title is cause for celebration! Give him the acknowledgment and appreciation he deserves with one of these thoughtful Father’s Day gifts for new dads.

March 31, 2021 Pat Dossett of Madefor: How We Can Leverage The Power Of Gratitude To Improve Our Overall Mental Wellness

Patrick Dossett is the co-founder of Madefor, a company that harnesses the power of science to build resilience in individuals and organizations through habit formation. As President and CEO, Patrick works alongside a team of subject matter experts in the fields of neuroscience, positive psychology, and health and wellness to deliver world-class programming for its members. He leads a team at Madefor that fiercely believes in the mission: a better world begins with the best you. Prior to launching Madefor, Patrick worked in innovation and operations at Google, earned an MBA as a Tillman Scholar at the Wharton School of Business, and spent nine years serving as a US Navy SEAL. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, twin daughters, and their family cat. They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a baby boy later this year.

March 31, 2021 April birthday gifts (that far outrank leftover Easter candy)

With things slowly opening up, this spring feels like a particularly apt time to celebrate, which means we’ll be making a bigger deal than ever about birthdays celebrated this month. If we can gather safely, we’ll be doing it — and doing it big. We’ll also be giving standout gifts to match the occasions, like small batch olive oil created by an olive oil sommelier (who knew such a thing existed?), movie-star sunglasses from actual movie stars, and bath bombs customized for April birthdays. They’re the kinds of things that outgoing and ambitious Aries (born March 21 - April 19) and big-hearted and reliable Taurus (born April 20 - May 20) will particularly appreciate. Find our curated picks to help optimize the personal potential, joie de vivre, and sartorial style, of every Aries and Taurus in your life, ahead.

March 29, 2021 Your Spring Wellness Guide 2021

With mental health disorders on the rise and routines fractured from all the time spent at home, Madefor—a 10-month wellness program that launched in April of last year—could not have arrived at a better time. Each month, members receive analog tools on a particular theme—think, movement, sleep and hydration—to build and sustain a new habit.

March 24, 2021 Patrick Dossett: Navy Seals, Mindset and "MadeFor"

Patrick Dossett is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training and the Wharton School of Business. Pat Dossett believes in the power of small steps and is passionate about helping others realize their full potential through his company, Madefor. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, twin daughters and cat, Kula.

March 15, 2021 I Started A Self-Care Practice To Get To Know Myself Better, And Here’s What Happened

I started looking for a practice that went a little deeper with benefits that lasted beyond the self-care moment. I also craved guidance, accountability, and even a bit of a challenge, because let’s face it — routines are difficult to stick to. That’s why I decided to try Madefor, a 10-month program to help me build better habits that are tailor-made just for me. And through the process, I’ve begun to re-acquaint myself to … well, me, and what’s more, I hadn’t even realized that I’d lost touch.

February 22, 2021 #114: Patrick Dossett - Navy SEAL and Founder of Madefor

Patrick Dossett is a Navy SEAL and Co-Founder of Madefor, a ten-month program that applies the principles of modern neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to make your brain and body better. On this episode, Patrick talks about his journey of becoming a SEAL and the grueling physical and mental process that develops the greatest soldiers on earth. He also talks about his transition out of the SEAL Teams into business school at Wharton and his time working at Google. Finally, he and Chris discuss launching Madefor right as the pandemic hit, learning from his Co-founder Blake Mycoskie (founder of Tom's Shoes) and how Madefor is aimed to help bring peak potential out of every student. Enjoy!

January 12, 2021 The Founder of Toms and a Navy SEAL Started a New Company to Remake Your Habits

The ideal end point to making a big life change is often forming a new habit: Your new hydration routine (or time-management trick, or decision to stop drinking on weeknights) is in some ways only really real once it happens automatically. That's the concept behind Madefor, a new company that offers 10-month program to improve mental and physical well-being.

December 22, 2020 13 Genius Hacks That Can Help You Drink More Water

Madefor takes a deep science-backed dive into habit formation to help you change your lifestyle for good. The “Introductions Kit” is geared toward setting you up to tackle a seven-day hydration challenge (complete with a booklet that reveals the research behind it all) and comes with a glass water bottle wrapped in a silicone sleeve.

December 14, 2020 Blake Mycoskie's Long Journey to Better Mental Health

On Inc.'s 'What I Know' podcast, the Toms founder, Blake Mycoskie, says that years of unrelenting work caused him to neglect personal care and suffer from burnout. Listen to the full episode to learn how Mycoskie turned to behavioral science and dove into neurochemistry in his research about countering depression through lifestyle choices and healthy habits.

December 7, 2020 Best Golf Gifts 2020: The best ways to practice at-home this season

This hydration challenge kit is great for those who need a little wellness boost to finish out the year. Choose between the seven-day kit or the full 10-month program and learn how hydration can positively impact your mind and body.

December 5, 2020 The 10 Best New Wellness Products of 2020

Madefor utilizes evidence-based research on neuroplasticity — the brain's ability to form new connections — to help people make practical changes in areas like gratitude, movement, clarity, breath and rest. "By giving people the essential science, tools, steps and support, we help them make gradual but lasting positive shifts in their behaviors and mindset," Blake Mycoskie says.

December 2, 2020 30 Gifts for the Wellness and Exercise Enthusiast in Your Life

This gift guide is packed with essentials—but also a few luxuries—for the wellness and exercise enthusiast in your life. Madefor's 10-month program was designed to give you the science, tools, and steps for lasting behavior change.

November 17, 2020 The Best Fitness and Wellness Gifts For the Men in Your Life (And Everyone Else, Too)

We rounded up our favorite wellness and fitness gifts because everyone has earned a moment to take care of themselves. This 10-month service helps home in on a different area of development and habit creation every 21 days—think better sleep, hydration, and breathing. Truly the gift that keeps on giving.

November 9, 2020 38 Best Gifts For Stress Relief When You Need A Reminder That Everything Is Temporary

When the founder of Tom’s founded Madefor, his hope was that we could all join him on a 10 month journey to wellness. We may not be ready to start the voyage (although we’d really like to), but we can certainly get started with this Introductions Kit.

August 3, 2020 Why The Founder Of TOMS Shoes Wants You To Learn Ten New Habits

After experiencing his own burnout after TOMS, Blake was inspired to start Madefor, a 10-month program where people learn a new habit or practice each month. We sat down to talk about the inspiration for Madefor and why this focus on well-being is more important than ever.

July 31, 2020 Pat Dossett - Former Navy SEAL and current co-founder of Madefor!

In this episode it will become very clear that Pat Dossett is driven to serve something bigger than himself…that he knows first-hand as a Navy Seal how a small team can have a profound impact in the world and that he created a company in Madefor specifically to help others achieve their full potential.

July 23, 2020 #1513 – Andrew Huberman

Today’s podcast is a really fun and fascinating one featuring neuroscientist Andrew Huberman. We talked about the importance of stress for your immune system, the power of breath work and meditation, and how your eyeballs are really actually a part of your brain! Who knew that? Amazing stuff! Enjoy!

July 20, 2020 How to Change your Brain with Dr. Andrew Huberman (#533)

What if I told you that you actually have the power to change your brain and reprogram your perception, irrespective of age? This is the life’s work of today’s guest, Andrew Huberman, Ph.D.

June 23, 2020 Time To Get Healthy

The founders of Madefor reached out to him with a 10-month challenge to improve all aspects of his health and it all starts with . . . drinking more water. After only a couple of days, Cal felt so much better he was hooked.

May 21, 2020 This Neuroscientist's Solution for Stress Will Surprise You

On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, recognized neuroscientist Andrew Huberman details the science behind successful strategies for life change.

May 20, 2020 The Entrepreneurs: TOMS and Madefor

Blake Mycoskie is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Toms, the company he launched in 2006, which created the one-for-one model of donating a pair of shoes for each pair sold. Blake’s newest venture is called Madefor, a company which has created a 10-month programme to help people cultivate good habits using tools Blake picked up after struggling with depression.

May 8, 2020 We May Need a Digital Detox Vacation Soon—This New Company Can Help

The brainchild of the founder of Toms and a former Navy SEAL, Madefor is a 10-month wellness program that focuses on building healthy habits. No app required.

May 5, 2020 Pat Dossett & How will you measure your life by Clayton Christensen (Podcast)

In this episode, Madefor co-founder Pat Dossett speaks with host Cameron Albert-Deitch about his Book Smart pick, How Will You Measure Your Life, by Clayton Christensen.

April 17, 2020 How I'm Shifting My Mindset Right Now, From The Founder Of TOMS

Blake Mycoskie is an entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist and the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS. His most recent project, Madefor, launched recently and aims to improve our brains and bodies with neuroscience, psychology, and physiology.

April 17, 2020 TOMS Founder on Learning New Habits and Practices (Podcast)

Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver at TOMS and Co-Founder of Madefor, discusses his program designed to help people overcome anxiety stemming from isolation and uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 1, 2020 Toms Founder Blake Mycoskie's Simple Habits for Recovering From Burnout

Mycoskie realized that no fad was going to cure his depression and burnout. Now he's turned the basic wellness habits that helped him recover into a brand-new company.

March 29, 2020 Home Team (Podcast)

Brooks is joined by Pat Dossett, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, and the Wharton School of Business for a fascinating conversation about teamwork during this challenging time. The advice offers ways to stay connected, support one another, and act as a team

March 5, 2020 TOMS Shoes Founder Launches New Wellness Company to Help Combat the "Stress of Modern Living"

The 10-month program Madefor aims to help people become more mindful by integrating positive and healthy habits into their daily routines

March 5, 2020 Overcoming Depression Inspired Blake Mycoskie's Latest Biz Venture

THE FOUNDER OF TOMS, Blake Mycoskie, knows a thing or two about building a globally successful philanthropic brand.

March 5, 2020 Madefor Subscription Service Offers 10-Month Wellness Program To Create Healthier Habits

Madefor is a new subscription box service dedicated to self care. The 10 month program aims to create healthier habits-- tech free. We were joined by Blake Mycoskie and Pat Dossett, the co-founders of Madefor.

March 5, 2020 How burnout inspired Toms founder Blake Mycoskie to start his next business

Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie is on a new mission to help people help themselves.

March 4, 2020 ‘Modern living is tough’: Toms founder launches a wellness kit inspired by his own struggles

Burnt out from building a $600 million business, Blake Mycoskie is ready to share what he learned on the path back to health. But is the self-care industrial complex ready to turn off its smartphone?

March 5, 2019 Harnessing Autonomic Arousal to Think & Do Better - Andrew Huberman #572

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we talk about how you can increase cognitive capacity by leveraging your stress; how the brain is wired for fear; advances in virtual reality; and why a daily dose of real brain science on Instagram is good for just about everyone.