“When we are unforgiving and bitter,” writes Mariah Fenton Gladis, “we carry rage and resentment, housing it in our bodies where it can cause immeasurable damage. When we forgive someone, we don’t exonerate their behavior, we give ourselves the permission to let go and put down a great weight we have been carrying. The beneficial effects of forgiveness ripple out to our physical health and to all our relationships.”
In this inspirational and experiential workshop, Mariah will share how to use the act of forgiveness as a powerful and transformative tool to move beyond disability and to create a dynamic and fulfilling life. Mariah will focus on the beneficial effects on the mind, body, heart, and soul, and how the life-changing and sacred act of forgiveness can be an antidote to depression, anxiety, and shame.
Forgiving ourselves is most important of all. We may blame ourselves for our faults, mistakes, and the unskilled behaviors that have inflicted pain on others. We may not realize that very often we hurt others and ourselves due to our lack of skill, maturity, and wisdom.
A thirty-three year survivor of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Mariah speaks with what she calls her “ALS accent,” which will be translated.