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What’s On Your Mind?

 Two chairs – Five minutes – Whatever is on your mindNext weekend, we will be sharing The Listening Project at the Central Florida Earth Day festival at Lake Eola. The concept is simple – we listen. As society continues to speed up around us and our interactions become increasingly digitized, we spend less and less …

Gentle, Manly – Shifting The Male Stereotype

Phrases like “men don’t cry” and “men are tough” are commonplace in our society. Generally speaking, we haven’t created a safe space for men to openly be sensitive or affectionate and especially when it comes to interacting with one another. Gentle, Manly aims to question this norm and offer an opportunity for dialogue in our …

He Listens And Sees

20k Hertz – Audio DescriptionsRight away, we get it! Clips of The Matrix are played. We hear the opening chase scene, with its weighty score, dialog, environmental sounds and effects. All these are accompanied by a clean articulate, and emotionally invested (at least tonally) voice efficiently describing all the action. Hidden in the coding of …

Breaking Through Your Fear

We have several conversations during the day with ourselves about what we want and think we can achieve. Sometimes we box ourselves in and can’t see a way to break through that box.Once we acknowledge that it’s there and start banging up against that box it becomes scary. The sides begin to crack and pieces …

Laughter Yoga Featured in the Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel reporters Ryan and Sarah, came out to our Laughter Yoga workshop last Sunday. They created a beautiful story and video featuring our laughter yoga teacher, Victoria Dym. The Laughter Yoga workshop is all about utilizing fake laughter to unleash true joy and endorphins! News, insights and offerings from Elar Institute Director, Tisse Mallon.

Life Design: Happy Answers Need Creative Direction

We recently listened to a super exciting episode of The Hidden Brain, “Getting Unstuck” . We don’t know our future. We can see our challenges the way designers have been solving ‘problems’ for years—creativity, wayfinding, and improvisation. “Once you realize none of us know the future, we’re making it up as we go along, so let’s …

Introducing the Elar Institute Blog!

Here, you will find a collection of writings, art and media recommendations all focused on what we would love to see more of in the world. A variety of passionate authors will be featured as they share the best of what they’ve encountered in the areas of human development, social science and creative expression. News, insights …