What is your full potential?

Connection Complete interviewed Tim Wessel of Thrive Coaching and Consulting. Tim’s greatest passion is people. For 12 years, before Thrive, he served people through his work as an Outreach/Recovery Pastor. He has spent years building relationships and helping individuals to move from surviving to thriving so they can live their lives with Passion, Purpose, Prosperity …

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PTSD and Veterans

Connection Complete interviewed Bryan Bradford, Senior Vice-Commander of Disabled American Veterans of Livingston County to discuss challenges, options, and resources available to help veterans.  Click here for the interview. Bryan’s personal military experience and decades committed to helping veterans resolve the core issues of PTSD and suicidal tendencies is enlightening and offers guidance for non-veterans …

The Infertility Advocate

Sue Johnston, The Infertility Advocate talks about her journey with infertility, roadblocks and her book Detours. Detours is a collection of personal stories of women who have struggled with conceiving.  I’ve read this book and it truly enlightened me on how women have gone through so much to have a baby.  Their strength, tenacity, and the …

LACASA is more than a safe house

In this episode of Connection Complete we sit down with LACASA’s Community Education and Volunteer Director, Nicole Matthews Creech, & Kayla Grant, Youth Prevention Services Coordinator. What began as a grassroots organization against spousal abuse has become so much more today. You can think of LACASA as the safe house, providing a long list of …

Alzheimer's, Much more than memory loss

Knowing is better than not knowing.  The purpose of the Alzheimer’s Association is to educate the public.  If you think you know all about this disease, you may be missing critical information which may help someone you love. We interviewed Jennifer Howard, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association-Great Lakes Chapter. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease …

Project Opiate

As the 53rd District Court Administrator, Francine Zysk has been at the forefront of the battle against opiates since 2007, and started Project Opiate two years later.   Francine describes how the court system helped identify underlying causes for the rising alarming of opiod abuse in Livingston County In Connection Complete’s interview with Francine, she discusses …

Families Against Narcotics

Cathy Weir, Founder of FAN Southwest Oakland/Livingston Chapter While searching for education, resources and support in helping her son, Cathy discovered Families Against Narcotics.  Recognizing this is the support group she was searching for, Cathy started the Southwest Oakland/Livingston County Chapter. Find out about FAN, how they help people, what we all can do to …

Butter Up

Butter vs. margarine, which is healthier? Growing up my mom used margarine.  We were led to believe it is healthier for us.  But now, butter is better.  Why? Margarine contains emulsifiers.  Emulsifiers, basically put, change the chemical make up of a food item (processed).  Granted margarine may be lower in calories, but not all calories …

Are you in hot water?

We’ve  had some extremely cold temperatures.  A nice hot shower seems to help, right?  Not really.  Here’s why. According to doctors at Baylor College of Medicine, the higher temperatures at bath time increase dry skin, which could have long-term damaging effects. Instead, Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor, recommends showering with lukewarm water for …

Skip breakfast

I’ve met many people who think skipping breakfast means they may loose weight.  Some, though, say they are not hungry in the morning. Let’s look at skipping breakfast.  The word breakfast, means taking a break in fasting.  Think about it.  The last time a person eats the previous day, typically, may be dinner.  The time …

Are you ready for the flu season?

The media is really pushing the flu shot.  But did you know it only protects against a few flu bugs?  And the side effects are horrible.  You almost want the flu instead. There is a way to tune up your immune system and reduce your chances of getting the flu and other illnesses.   1) …