About Dave Mochel

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The Power of Kindness and the Health Risks of “Anti-Other” Politics

I was standing on the corner when it happened. A cyclist was in the bike lane when a car took a left hand turn into his path. He tumbled off his bike, hopped up, dropped a quick f-bomb, and picked up his bike and smartphone. My Read More

The Life-Changing (and only) Notification On My SmartWatch

When I travel I spend a lot of time in airports, hotel lobbies, and on public transport. I see almost everyone absorbed by small screens and wonder how much human interaction we are missing out on. I find myself curious about whether empathy, compassion, and social Read More

The Most Important Life Lessons I Have Learned After Studying Wellbeing For Thirty Years


My wife gave me the news. I was getting on an airplane after speaking to a group of educators about wellbeing in schools when she called to tell me that one of my clients had died. I knew this was coming — she had been Read More