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The Shek Check

Author: Erez Shek

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The Shek Check is breaking it down to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves. Normalizing the conversations of how we think, feel and behave by having the conversations with guests around the globe about the ways we think, feel and behave. Our Mental Health.
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Shiftin’ Self Care

Shiftin’ Self Care

2019-07-1700:07:15

The ways we market and promote Self-Care needs to change. There is a heavy focus on self-care from the outside in, which is totally legitimate. I think our focus needs to shift, not ignore. We see more and more focus turn to our Mental Health, which needs more than a bubble bath. More than what a pamper day can provide.In a world that is so based on the physical first, we are a world thirsty and desperate to take a shift in our focus.A shift IN.For more about self-care from an inward perspective, check out this The Shek Check original video about Facing our feelings.Make sure you are following The Shek Check on Social Media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Checkin’ OCD in Context

Checkin’ OCD in Context

2019-07-1200:41:45

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people experience unwanted repeating thoughts, feelings, images, or sensations. Engaging in behaviors or mental acts in response.While we have a lot of misconceptions on Mental Health conditions and disorders, we can bring understanding when we combine knowledge with lived experiences.This week I am joined by  Catlin Palmer,  creator of The Flowmentum Movement.  He combines his education as a Social Worker with his lived experiences and journey living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Make sure to give Catlin a follow on Social Media:Flowmentum on Instagram Flowmentum on Facebook Flowmentum on Twitter If you like this episode, check out the bonus episode. " Old Dogs Learn New Tricks".
This week's quick self-check Shek Check, is dissolving the idea that "Old dogs can't learn new tricks".So I know something I got in the habit of doing, (and actively trying to stop) is placing limiting beliefs on others."This is how they are, they will never change".I realized that limiting belief of others was born out of my limiting belief that I can't change. That I am fixed as I am. So really, its a lack of belief in my ability to heal, grow and shift. Which then becomes my belief of others ability to heal, grow and shift.So is it really that an old dog can't learn new tricks? Or is it about our willingness to look at ourselves, and work on ourselves.If you like this Quick Self Check Shek Check  make sure to check out Episode 22: Circle of Judgement
A single voice can reach out to all those who sit in silence, and it holds that power. It is sometimes weird to say that when someone uses their voice to break down societal barriers, that it gives others permission to do the same. Afterall, we are all free agents who make the choice to speak up or speak out.The truth is, when we feel like we are not seen. When we feel we are not represented. When we feel we are not heard. That permission, hearing and seeing someone owning their voice. It is the most potent thing in the world.When we start giving voice to our lived experiences, in whatever way we see fit. We are not only granting ourselves freedom, we are also giving it to others.I explore this with my guest this week, Katherine Gilmartin. An incredible human, artist, parent and Mental Health Activist. Using her voice to build a village of them.Learn more about Katherine and her work here: https://klgilmartin.com/Make sure to follow her on Instagram,  Twitter, and FacebookKeep up to date with The Shek Check and sign up for our weekly Shek Check Emails
Bonus: (de)Serving You

Bonus: (de)Serving You

2019-07-0200:05:15

"Sometimes it is you who isn't giving you what you deserve" - We talk so much about how much we deserve, from others. We think so much about how much we deserve, from others. We get caught up in the emotions and actions that are born from that. Affecting a lot in our life.If we don't speak it, it certainly can be one of those subconscious mindsets we have gotten into. What we miss on is that it is not about the others. It never actually is when it comes to "deserving" or expectations, it actually becomes the quickest way to ignore our responsibility and accountability.Get down with this Quick Self Check Shek CheckIf you like this episode, you might also like this Quick Shek Check:Episode 7: Words are Not EnoughToday's Book Suggestion is: Mark Manson- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck which definitely goes with the theme in this episode. Owning what is in your control, yousrelf.
Checkin’ Pride

Checkin’ Pride

2019-06-1900:15:17

Pride is defined as a quality or state of being proud. As a delight or elation arising from an act.That is what is celebrated every June for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community. Taking pride in standing up against discrimination, standing up for our human rights, standing up for our freedom, standing up to be seen.I think context is incredibly important in why we stand. For some it might seem obvious, above everything else we are human. All human's deserve the right to live and love out loud. That is what exists beyond learned beliefs.This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall Inn riots, the birth of the Modern Gay Rights movement. It is the context of how we got where we are right now. LGBTQ Pride is about tearing down the walls that may divide us, so we can all live with more space around us. We can break down walls in many ways. In this episode I combine the history of the LGBTQ Community, and my own personal history with my community.If you liked this episode, then you will love Taking Action. Going beyond our words and living by example.
Checkin’ The Shame

Checkin’ The Shame

2019-06-1200:33:48

Checkin' the shame this week. Shame is real and it pops up in our lives in ways we may not fully realize. It forms from many different places. Perhaps its beliefs we grew up with, perhaps it is from events that have gone down in our lives, perhaps it has come from feeling the need to hide a part of yourself. It manifests, it grows, and it can extend to so many ways we interact with ourselves and others.I went on a deep dive on this very topic with my guest this week, Mental Health Counselor Robert Sullivan. Since it is LGBTQ Pride Month  , we talked a lot of about the internalized shame many of us face after we come out of the closet.Learn more about Robert and his work as a Psychotherapist right here: https://www.robertsullivanpsychotherapy.com/The more we learn and embrace being Flawbulously Human, with help of course, the more we can let go of that shame. Like anything, it is a process.
Checkin’ Our Allies

Checkin’ Our Allies

2019-06-0500:55:21

Our Allies  stand by us,  they support us, they fight with us, and they fight for us.Allies are important for all of us, and especially for any marginalized community.Since, it is LGBT Pride Month and I am a proud gay man, I celebrate a pride I did not always have. I also celebrate the people who stand with my community. Who support my community and who fight with my community.My guest today, Andrew Bossone, has been my ally for 20 years now. He stood with me before I came out of the closet, and he stands with me to this day. In this episode, we explore the friendship between a proud gay man and a supportive straight man. The bridge that was built with our friendship. The understanding that each of us has have found within ourselves, and within each other.If you are to the The Shek Check here, you can learn more about us, right here Check Here
Mindfulness and Meditation have become extremely potent in caring for my Mental Health.  However, with its popularity there are growing misconceptions that actually miss the point of how it is utilized.Something my guest today addresses openly on his YouTube channel Building Brain Waves .“Building Brain Waves”  explores Nelson’s own journey with  Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.In addition he shares the tools that have helped him move forward. Tools like mindfulness, meditation, and acceptance commitment therapy. Literally taking us on his journey with him, and dropping hardcore knowledge when it comes to the strengthening power of our now.The Shek Check actually started with YouTube Videos, so I have a soft spot in my heart for YouTubers. Especially when they are normalizing how we talk about Mental Health.Make sure to give Nelson and “Building Brain Waves” a follow on Instagram and Subscribe on Youtube As usual, keep checking yourself and keep taking care of yourself, because its the best way to help others do the same.
Checkin’ #KeepTalkingMH

Checkin’ #KeepTalkingMH

2019-05-22--:--:--

Community is such an important thing in this world, and social media does make it easier for us to form those communities. Forming friendships from around the world, understanding people and topics we may not have been open to before. Ultimately, feeling less alone with whatever we are going through or living with.This episode, I am joined by Mental Health Advocate Power Couple  Rebecca Lombardo and Joe Lombardo. They are the podcast hosts of Voices For Change 2.0 Podcast and the creators of the community building hashtag, #KeepTalkingMH on Twitter.Two incredible people who ushered me into my advocacy and podcasting.Make sure to use #KeepTalkingMH on all social media platforms. Finding support and the community we need, and openly continuing the conversation on Mental Health.
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