Category: From the Director

Human Library Returns To Orlando!

In early 2012, I organized a Human Library event at Urban Rethink in downtown Orlando. It was an amazing experience where individuals from our city shared their stories one on one. Human Library is designed to promote dialogue, understanding and connection between people with different backgrounds, interests and perspectives. (The first Human Library was organized …

On The Air – To A Certain Degree

On June 12, 2017 Jack Graham and myself had the pleasure of being on WPRK’s To A Certain Degree with host Nick Georgoudiou to talk about Living Room Theater, pop culture, and other random nonsense. We met early in the morning at the Starbucks on Park Ave. and walked over to the station with our drinks in hand. …

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.

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 …