The Grand Canyon Of the east
Looking for a great vacation to just get away from it all?
Check out Letchfield State Park in New York. The park is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon Of The East” and is one of the most beautiful parks we’ve ever been to.
There are three waterfalls, gorgeous hiking trails overlooking the gorge, a nature center with a beautiful butterfly garden, and coming soon an Autism trail. There are playgrounds scattered throughout the park for the kids and several places to grab a snack or get an ice cream. When the sun is out, look for the most beautiful rainbows by the waterfalls.
For more information check out the park website at Letchworth State Park (ny.gov)
The park has plenty of places to camp, but we stayed at the Brickinn in Mount Morris, New York. It’s a beautiful bed and breakfast not far from the park. The rooms were top notch with comfortable beds, a fireplace and walk-in shower. Everyday started with a gourmet breakfast and ended with a special hand made treat delivered to your room. We also enjoyed playing cards on the huge porch while drinking homemade lemonade and ice tea.
For more information on the Brickinn check out their website at Letchworth State Park - BrickInn, Mt Morris NY
Spend A Night In A Treehouse!
If you are looking for a fun getaway, try Amish country lodging near Berlin, Ohio. They have the most amazing treehouses you can stay in. These aren’t what you think of in someone’s backyard… they actually have heat, air, and no bugs. They even take it to the next level with jetted hot tubs, gas fireplaces, and beautiful porches.
We stayed there with the girls in the winter and had a blast. We brought hot chocolate, games, and bath bombs to add a little extra fun to our stay. While you are there, make sure to eat at one of the amazing Amish restaurants, and if you really want to splurge check out the baked goods.
There are two types of treehouses. The bigger ones are perfect for families and have enough beds to sleep six. They also have smaller ones that are perfect for couples.
For more information contact…
Berlin Woods Treehouses
5331 Co. Rte 626
Millersburg, OH 44654
My 8 Approaches To wellness
My wellness journey started when my daughter got sick. Back then we were in crisis mode and I was overwhelmed and exhausted! This is not the way I would advise anyone to do it, but we had no choice. I made a ton of mistakes and I tried a lot of things that didn’t work for us. Now that “crisis” mode is over I’m still on a wellness journey but at a more relaxed pace, and I will tell you this is the way to go!
My idea of wellness is broken up into 8 categories… Bemer, Eat Well, Exercise, Give Back, Have Fun, Reduce Stress, Take Vacations and Use Clean Products. I came up with these because I want to have an enjoyable balanced life and these are what my family does to achieve that.
We Bemer every day, twice a day… just like you brush your teeth. It takes 8 minutes twice a day to help our bodies achieve good circulation which I’ve learned is the key to good health.
My approach to eating well is eating things that we still like but making them a little healthier as we go. I want to gradually introduce better foods so we don’t crave the stuff that we gave up. It’s like losing weight… if you do it gradually you are more likely to keep that weight off.
Exercise doesn’t need to be just done in a gym. If you like to work out in a gym… great! If not, make something work for you to get yourself up and moving. My family plays volleyball together and my husband and I like to walk every day.
Giving back is also an important part of our lives. I feel it is important to do things to help others. It makes you feel good and it lets you appreciate what you have.
Have FUN! This one is a big one for me. I believe that life needs to be fun so find things that you like and enjoy yourself!
Reduce stress. Stress is so bad for you. Some stress in your life you can’t avoid so make a conscious effort to eliminate the stress that you can have control over. There are lots of enjoyable ways to reduce stress… guided imagery, yoga, working in the garden, getting a massage, are just a couple examples.
Take vacations. This is another big one for me. I think it is important to get away. I like to have vacations to look forward to and I also like the break from all the day to day stuff that goes on in our lives. Vacations don’t have to be huge or long. When we were first married, we would take trips down to Amish for an overnight or just go to a local hotel to get away.
My last category is to use clean products. The last couple months I’ve really tried to eliminate a lot of the chemicals that were in my house. I’ve found some great alternatives that work really well for us and I will share those with you.
These are my approaches to wellness. They didn’t come overnight, and they are what is right for my family. My idea is to share what I’ve learned with you. Don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to do everything at once, and if something that I do isn’t right for you, then that’s is fine too!
Welcome to my Wellness blog
Hi. My name is Patty Sulik. I’m a mom that had a sick child. Nothing is worse than having a sick child and not knowing how to help them. It is frustrating, exhausting, overwhelming, and nothing I ever want to experience again. I tried anything and everything to get her better. I started working with wellness professionals, researched ways to cook with better foods, and looked into healthier products to use. Lots of trials and error got me where I am today.
I came up with 8 wellness approaches to keep my family balanced and I will share my approaches on all of these with you. These include Bemer, eat well, exercise, have fun, reduce stress, use clean products, take vacations, and give back. In my experience, there is no one quick fix to get yourself healthy. It is a process. The process might be slow but it is well worth it in the end.
One of the best things I found in my journey was a wellness device called a Bemer. This device helped me get my daughter better and now I love having it for all those daily issues that come up from illness to injury. This company has a mission to get a Bemer in every home and now that is my mission too! This device has completely changed our lives and I’m so grateful to have my family using this as a wellness tool to keep everyone happy and healthy. Let’s see what this can do for your family together!
I am a mom that had a sick child. I was overwhelmed, exhausted and had no idea what I needed to do to get her healthy again. In my journey to get her healthy, I learned lots of tips and tricks and now I’m on a mission to share those with you! One thing it really taught us is to have fun and enjoy every moment! I use 8 approaches to have a balanced life including Bemer, eat well, exercise, have fun, reduce stress, use clean products, take vacations, and give back.