How of Happy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to:
Create a fulfilling human journey for all!
Teach people self awareness in order to connect to themselves, connect to others and create their ideal life.
We are taught how our physical body works, and ways to keep it healthy, but the same attention is not given to our emotional wellbeing. This educational gap can leave us with anxiety, stressful relationships, loneliness, dissatisfaction, depression and anger. We believe in filling that gap so people are more empowered to live a satisfying and fulfilling life.
Our brain is wired for survival, and it’s great at it, thank goodness! We believe that understanding the science of how the brain works gives us access to respond to life intentionally, instead of reacting from our hardwired survival instincts. (We also believe that this is the juicy stuff!)
Although it’s important to know what humans need to survive, we believe that all humans have certain needs to thrive! Let us help you get out of your own way, build awareness, and find empowerment, so you can thrive!
We believe that your existence in the universe makes an impact on its own, and awareness is power. Once you understand yourself, and how you influence the world around you, the possibilities for change are limitless.
Founder and Teacher
Tisse Mallon is a quirky queer with a wild passion for understanding what makes humans tick. Tisse is the Founder/Director of the Elar Institute, a school focused on the science of connection and the primary instructor of their flagship program, the How of Happy. For the past 16 years, Tisse has been producing events and teaching classes centered on emotional intelligence, applied neuroscience, and mindfulness. Tisse proudly promotes the ideology of Global Citizenship which involves a broader perspective of human rights, sustainability, and commonality. They believe emotional intelligence is at the core of peaceful humanity; realizing we are all connected – part of an organism that either thrives or suffers as a whole. Tisse has presented at TEDx Orlando, TEDx Poynter Institute, Pecha Kucha Orlando, Orlando Story Club, and AIGA’s Wellness By Design event among others.
Amy enjoys designing fun learning environments that promote connection, openness, and growth. She is passionate about sharing tools for self-compassion, connective communication, and personal empowerment that help students live authentic lives. In her free time, she loves painting with alcohol ink, hosting potlucks, and attending Ecstatic Dances. Even though she is a Floridian, you’ll often find her getting cozy by wearing fuzzy socks and sipping tea.