Author Archives: Isabel Pastor

Global Giving Bonus Day: Help Students Get to the UN

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A Special Request from our friends at IBREA Foundation: “This August IBREA Foundation is hosting a conference on Youth Mental Wellbeing at the United Nations. We have carefully selected 4 exemplary students from our brain education programs that we feel … READ MORE>>

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Brain-Based Holistic Education For Women Empowerment

Out of 1,000 people, 504 are men (50.4 percent) and 496 are women (49.6 percent). We’re talking about half the world’s population. Vulnerable and disadvantaged women, and those who experience discrimination and inequality of any kind, need to be empowered … READ MORE>>

Tuning in to the Earth’s Natural Rhythm

More than 3.5 billion years ago, life first arrived on this planet, a planet that had a natural frequency. As life started to evolve, it did so surrounded by this frequency. So, unsurprisingly, it began tuning in. When human beings … READ MORE>>

Sierra Leone: Diamonds, gold and mining: Blessing or curse?

Remember the film Blood Diamond? It brought together a warlord hungry to feed his bloody business, a diamond smuggler eager to leave Africa (Leonardo DiCaprio) on his last operation, an attractive journalist (Jennifer Connelly) investigating the ins and outs of … READ MORE>>

India’s Brain Balance: The Joy of Giving and the Gratitude of Receiving

“Too many people, too many rickshaws, too many children,” says Gireesh, our taxi driver in New Delhi. “When they say ‘I help you,” that means ‘I trick you!,” he warns us.

With 1.2 billion people (roughly 17 percent of the human … READ MORE>>

The Zero Point Living the Earth Citizen Way

When we are born, we receive a name. That’s the first piece of information we get. Then we realize we are a certain race, a certain nationality, a certain ethnicity, and the information starts accumulating in our brains. As we … READ MORE>>

Applied Neuroscience and UN Development Goals

by Isabel Pastor Together with its partner organization the Korean Institute of Brain Science (KIBS), the International Brain Education Association (IBREA) organizes a conference at the United Nations every year and submits a subsequent statement to the UN Economic and … READ MORE>>

Splash! A Swimming Pool for Peace

Water is the source of life. It is a versatile solvent, conducts electricity, can be a solid, a liquid or a gas. If water did not evaporate, we would not have clouds, rain, plants or, for that matter, any living … READ MORE>>

Unleashing Brain Power in the Land of the Free

Liberia, the “Land of the Free,” was founded by African Americans and freed slaves from the United States in 1820. In a few years, thousands of them piled into settlements, and, in 1847, they proclaimed the independence of the Republic … READ MORE>>

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HOPE: The Key to Using the Brain Well for Poverty Reduction and Universal Welfare

The poverty gap is one of the most pressing issues confronting mankind. Although the number of poor people as defined by the United Nations has gone down from 1.7 billion in 2011 to 1 billion in 2012, the problem persists. … READ MORE>>

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The Brain and the World, the Mind and the Body
Brain Education for a better world

The United Nations General Assembly meets once a year, gathering 193 states to put their heads together to solve the world’s problems. As the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, the General Assembly provides a unique … READ MORE>>

Power against Violence
Brain Education comes to Tonacatepeque, El Salvador

Gangs, violence, sexual abuse, poverty. These are words that are commonly used in Tonacatepeque, an area located about 25 miles outside San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. At the heart of Tonacatepeque lies Centro Escolar Distrito Italia, a school … READ MORE>>