There is so much negative information out there online that feeds our brains everyday. Linda Yoonjin and Gabi Petrylaite, two millennials living in Phoenix, AZ, wanted to change that by creating an online space where millennials like them could feed their brain with positive news, feel open to share their experiences, and improve their lives through fun, short, and engaging videos on YouTube.
In January 2019, that plan became a reality when Linda and Gabi created a YouTube channel called Brain Education TV. Their YouTube is a self improvement channel for the brain with videos on how to practice self care and boost brain power. The foundation of their content comes from Brain Education, which is a comprehensive system of mind-body training for developing the brain's capacity to create physical, emotional, and mental health. It is also based off an academic study created by Ilchi Lee that stems from over 40 years of research and application and has been practiced by millions around the world.
Both Linda and Gabi got involved with Brain Education because their moms practiced it first, and they saw how much of a positive influence it had on them physically, emotionally, and mentally. Throughout their childhoods, Linda and Gabi faced struggles of loneliness, anger, depression, and bullying—much like many millennials like them. Linda shares that she faced loneliness and depression for most of her life and found that through Brain Education, she was able to finally create self worth from within rather than looking for validation outside like from friends, partying, and drinking to fill the emptiness she felt inside. Gabi shares on the channel that she was bullied at school and online and had very low self-esteem and self-confidence. But through Brain Education, she was able to also create her happiness from within and not let outside influences control her life.
What Linda and Gabi love most about Brain Education are the easy self care and self improvement techniques that have helped them expand their brain power to become the women they are today. They credit Brain Education for giving them the courage to confidently live their dreams and create the lives their want. Now, they use Brain Education TV as their creative outlet to share what they’ve learned to help millennials who are looking for a holistic wellness outlet that works. They share simple tools that help people overcome common physical, emotional, and mental problems in our modern world—like releasing stiff neck and shoulders, calming anxiety, and manifesting your dreams—to name a few.
Their efforts don’t end there. Since launching the channel, they’ve racked up over 12,000 subscribers in just 8 months and have since spoken about Brain Education at the United Nations and in front of teens and teachers at multiple high schools in Los Angeles, CA. Linda even participated on a nationally broadcasted panel on loneliness by CBS “This Morning,” where she discussed her experience and how Brain Education principles have helped her.
Linda and Gabi hope to use their channel to connect with young adults and encourage healthy conversations around the everyday issues and struggles of millennials. Perhaps with this outlet, those who feel lonely, depressed, sad, or angry will finally feel like they’re not so alone after all.
For regular self improvement tips for the brain, make sure to check out their channel and subscribe to Brain Education TV. New videos are uploaded every Wednesday through Saturday, such as this video on what to do when you’re feeling sad: https://youtu.be/UPaXbWdtD70