Monthly Archives: January 2019

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.

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Episode 18: Special Guest 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 (GLOWGrey’s AnatomyFor The PeopleSEAL TeamShamelessRizzoli & Isles2 Broke GirlsRosewood). 

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  


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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

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Episode 16: Special 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


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