“The hardest thing I have ever had to do was tell my mother to leave, knowing she had nowhere else to go. The verbal, emotional and physical abuse left me no other choice. Little did I know I would find her sleeping in the park like many of today’s nameless homeless.”
Dallas Teague, Christian Career & Life Coach, is the older child of divorced parents who spent her childhood with a mother who suffered decades from this mental illness. As a teenager, Dallas embarked upon a journey to get her mom the help she so desperately needed but refused to receive. Due to state mental health laws created to protect those unjustly committed, Dallas found herself trapped in a helpless situation, living the harsh reality that her mother’s health would have to become much worse before it could get any better. If Dallas could not prove that her mom was a danger to herself or others, there was no recourse to force her to get help.
Even with much prayer and countless attempts to find an answer, the illness progressed. Dallas’s mother was finally committed at age 40 following a psychotic episode during which she imagined someone was trying to hurt her. She became violent, the police got involved and a new journey began.
From age six, Dallas experienced first hand the personal challenges and struggles that accompany this birthright. Dallas offers simple solutions to those family members in similar situations who continue to suffer from feelings of guilt and hopelessness.
Dallas, America’s Impression Engineer is a keynote speaker, author and media personality. She is the founder of Make Your Best Impression, a professional training and development organization offering keynotes, seminars, workshops and personal one-on-one coaching. The survival skills she has learned have positioned her to be a leader in the business community with a continuing desire to help others overcome their past and look forward to their future by finding their inner F.R.O.G.™
F – Forgiveness: Release the guilt. It’s not your fault.
R – Receive: You are not alone. Find support groups and alliances.
O – Overcome:You can break the patterns of codependency.
G – God: Grow in your relationship with the only One who can bring a peace beyond
Her passion is to share her message of inspiration and hope to those that are hopeless. We can have joy in this life. You can get your personal copy of her new memoir Finding Dallas, A Spiritual Journey Through Childhood Abuse to the Glory of God’s Plan about her personal story of overcoming the bondage of abuse. Visit www.FindingDallas.info or just return to the home page.
Dallas launched Jesus Knocking, a weekly devotional blog in 2013. The goal is to provide a resource for personal, professional and spiritual growth. With a passion to help others as an executive and life coach, the Lord inspired Dallas to launch a place where we can celebrate our journey together. We are body, mind and spirit- let’s Find Our Inner FROG and claim our place in the kingdom.
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