Richard Tadlock

Isagenix Nutritional Cleanse Coach, St. Charles

Richard Tadlock loaded every weapon he owned in his car with the intent to put an end to the unbearable emotional pain he was going through.

Richard Tadlock, St. Charles, enjoys long-distance cycling.

“I had gone through a year long process of a divorce and with the loss my family and the mounting bills,” he said.  “I couldn’t see light any more.  I was depressed and lost. I wanted to put an end to it all. I was mad at the world and I didn’t care who went with me.”

Before doing that, he decided he needed to see his children one last time.  So he unloaded the weapons from his car and took his kids to the movies.

When he arrived home, he was greeted by 16 heavily armed police officers. “I had apparently left a voice mail for a co-worker that said,  ‘I will see you in hell. I’m done.’ And she called the police.”

One of the police officers stayed and talked for over three hours, telling him he needed to get help. When his girlfriend found out she concurred.

He went to see Russ Hardesty “just to get them off my back,” he said. Through Russ, Richard learned about Freedom Seminar.

“I had reached the end of my rope.  Freedom saved my life.  It helped me peel off the anger and layers that had been piled on for so long and were so hard I couldn’t see myself any more.  It helped me release that and start to live again and be open to the possibility that my life could be worth something.  It expanded my horizons to the point I never imagined could happen.”

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 260 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has three more books, "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God." Sweet Grace and Sweet Freedom study guides are available as well. All books are on Amazon. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss tab at To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking Tab.