Episode 21: Special Guest's Kyle Thomas & Kenyth Mogan

Originally Aired on Blog Talk Radio on February 14 2019 

Valentine's Day can be hard when you are single, so why not talk about it. The Shek Check is joined by two incredible guests for this panel discussion about love, relationships, and self love. 
Special Guests: 


Kyle Thomas is an award-winning Writer, Creative Director, and Film Producer.  Astrology has always inspired him and he is a great believer in using the Universe to manifest the life you've always dreamt of and is the resident astrologer for lifestyle brand, Love by Luna. Check out his latest book "2019 LOVESCOPES,": https://lovebyluna.co/collections/lovescopes


Kenyth is a Musician working against the mold of the pop persona’s in the LGBTQ community. Kenyth has been featured in magazines, podcasts, and on websites all over the world. He’s been lauded for his captivating lyrics and the emotional delivery of his songs as well as the colorful creativity in his music videos. His newest single HOLY WATER, was written by Tim Feehan and Pop Icon Tiffany. A song that is about the struggle of a loved one, grappling with addiction. Check it out right here: https://song.link/i/1446301865 

Episode 20: Special Guest Charles Minguez

Originally aired live on the Left of Str8 Network on Blog Talk Radio.

January 31, 2019

Originally aired live on the Left of Str8 Network on Blog Talk Radio.

January 31, 2019

Charles is a contributing writer for The Good Men Project, his mental health story has been published on PsychCentral, and he's also a Peer Support Facilitator with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Charles also shares his story of living with depression and offers suggestions on how to beat it over at his blog charlesminguez.com 

Episode 19: Special Guest Dr. Risa Stein

Originally aired Live with Left of Str8 Network on Blog Talk Radio

January 24, 2019

Risa Stein, Ph.D., is a clinical pediatric health psychologist. She currently serves on the editorial board for The Journal of Evolution and Health, and frequently reviews grant applications for the National Institutes of Health.  

She is also the co-creator of  Genuine U. An online community where people can share, read and view stories of others who have faced, suffered or live with a Mental Health condition. Taking the shame away, realizing you are not alone, and that we are all in this together. 

Learn more about Genuine U on their website: 


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Episode 18: Christopher Rivas

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

January 17, 2019

Speaking with Christopher Rivas is a breath of fresh awareness. He is a 2018 Ariane De Rothschild Social Entrepreneurship fellow. He's a two-time Moth winner,  published writer, actor (GLOW, Grey's Anatomy, For The People, SEAL Team, Shameless, Rizzoli & Isles, 2 Broke Girls, Rosewood). 

As a speaker and facilitator he has worked with organizations all over the world using the power of storytelling to craft messages that inspire and set us free. Creating and sharing powerful stories that move us forward, blending boundaries an encouraging dialogue.  He's developed and facilitated storytelling workshops for The WWE, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Safe Place for Youth, LAMP on Skid Row, The Museum of Broken Relationships, The Skirball Cultural Center, UCLA, CalArts, Upworthy, and content for SoulPancake to name a few.

Learn more about Christopher, his work, and his mind on

Instagram: @christopher_rivas  

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.

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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