Episode 17: Special Guest Michael Pipich LMFT & Author of "Owning Bipolar"

Originally Aired Live on Left of Str8 Network on Blog Talk Radio. 

January 10, 2019. 

Michael Pipich is a Licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist, Founder of The Bipolar Network and Author of "Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder". Breaking down Bipolar Disorder into understandable parts so patients and families know what to expect from diagnosis, treatment to long term management. Empowering patients to own the responsibility and not let Bipolar Disorder own you. 

Learn more about Michael, The Bipolar Network, and his book on 


Episode 16: Guest Rami Bayaa

Originally Aired Live on Left of Str8 Radio on Blog Talk Radio.

January 3, 2019

Rami Bayaa wanted to create a way for conversations to spark around Health issues, wanted to empower patients, and raise awareness around chronic illness' and disorders. So he took his background in medicine and his artistic talents and created Fashionatomy.  A medically inspired jewelry line. 

Check out our talk, and check out his designs and products here:


INSTAGRAM: fashionatomyofficial

Facebook: fashionatomyofficial

Website: www.fashionatomyofficial.com

Episode 15: Guest Justin Birckbichler

Originally Aired Live on Left of Str8 Radio on Blog Talk Radio.

December 27, 2018

Ending 2018 with a man that proves that real Superheroes only need one ball.  

Joined by Justin Birckbichler, a Testicular Cancer Survivor & Men's Health Activist. Featured in British GQ, Healthline, The Mayo Clinic, The Movember Foundation, National Foundation for Cancer Research, and founder of the blog a Ballsy Sense of Tumor. 

Learn more about Testicular Cancer, tips on having those conversations, how to do a self exam and all of Justin's legendary work on his website: 


Episode 14: Guest Erika Reva

Originally Aired Live on Left of Str8 Radio on Blog Talk Radio

December 20, 2018 

The Shek Check was joined by We In Me Podcast Host Erika Reva. 

Speaking openly on the effects of Trauma and living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. 

Her Podcast "The We in Me" explores, chats and dissects all things trauma & recovery. Bringing awareness to lives that have been complicated by trauma and trauma based disorders. 


Check out her podcast at: anchor.fm/theweinme

Her blog is a great resource as well at: theweinme.com

Episode 13: Guest Robbie Millward

Originally Aired Live on Left of Str8 Radio on Blog Talk Radio
December 13 , 2018

Father, Veteran, Mental Health Blogger & Mental Health Speaker Robbie Millward joined us to talk about life and life with Anxiety, Depression and PTSD. A must listen.

Episode 11: Guest Brandon Leland

Originally Aired Live on Left of Str8 Radio on Blog Talk Radio
November 29, 2018

Joined by Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Artist and Producer Brandon Leland from the band "Till I Fall".

Brandon shares his journey living with depression and anxiety, and how being a creator has been a defining feature of his survival. 

Check out more music from Brandon and "Till I Fall" on Spotify:

Episode 9: Boundary Care

This episode is brought to you by the letter "B". As in Boundaries.
It's not just about setting them up and expecting them to always hold. We also have to know that....well listen to the episode and you will find how that sentence completes itself.

If you are interested in helping The Shek Check grow, please consider becoming a Listener Supporter on anchor.fm/The-Shek-Check 

Episode 8: Fashionatomy with Guest Rami Bayaa

When it comes to our health, the more we spark conversations about it the better off we all are. That is what Rami Bayaa is doing with his originally designed medically themed jewelry. Check out our interview and his designs on the Fashionatomy website and Instagram. 

At the end of this episode you can find out how you can enter a giveaway for of one of his incredible pieces. 

Instagram: fashionatomy.official

Episode 6: Self Awareness Superpowers with Jil Applegate

Self-Awareness is a super power that is the base of how we can transform, heal, and grow in life. 

Transformational Coach Jil Applegate joins The Shek Check for this chat. 

Learn more about Jil and Applecore Coaching right here:
My website is: www.applecorecoaching.com 
FB: www.facebook.com/applecorecoaching 
Instagram: @apple_core_coaching

Episode 5: Therapist Chris Morandi- Therapist Unplugged

The Shek Check pops into the mind of Therapist Chris Morandi. Talking about life "behind the scenes" of working in Mental Health and the importance of therapy. Also delving into the importance of learning emotional language for the care of our Mental Health, and prevention of the conditions and illness' that can form. 

You can learn more about Chris and his (awesome) podcast Old Cove Road right here: