Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation
“After 37 years as a practicing psychotherapist, I whole-heartedly believe that knowledge of mending emotional damage and living a healthy life should not be reserved for professionals but disseminated into the general population.
It takes healthy people with this know-how to create and maintain productive and harmonious relationships in their families, their community and the world.”
– Mariah Fenton Gladis
February 4, 1948 – July 7, 2018
The mission of the Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation is to provide programs that bring a sense of love, compassion, and forgiveness to individuals, families, and communities with a desire to create and live better lives.
This Foundation was built around Mariah, her spirit and soul that wanted to support, care for, love and heal regardless of status or finances. Nor did she ever see pathology in anyone she met; only people wanting to live better lives, love better, relate better, and have the opportunity to learn how to do that. She believed that each of us is a powerful agent of change and as more people spread love, compassion and forgiveness, the more we will create peace in our hearts, our families, our community, our country, and ultimately peace in our world.
I feel now more than ever a renewed commitment to Mariah’s legacy. And in that spirit have begun enlisting others in our community to help us continue and even expand our programs that offer tools to those that desire to effect change both inward and outward.
Please join us in Mariah’s spirit and wish us well on our journey, invigorated by her continuing presence of strength and guidance as we move forward with hope and promise.
“Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones. But no, Mead said, the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thigh bone) that had been broken and then healed. Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for the prowling beast. No animal survives a…
For the past 40 years, Mariah Fenton Gladis has dedicated her life to creating moments of healing to people in all walks of life who have sought her guidance. These moments have changed lives. She has continued her work over the past 31 years with the increasingly weighty burden of ALS, a disease that now makes it difficult for her to walk and even to talk. Her continuing life’s work and her personal story are an inspiration to us all.