“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” –Marianne Williamson
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, I want to inspire you to make the most of your moments this season and find real Joy in the ones you love! A Joyful heart is a good medicine!
1. The Christmas Cave at White Gravel Mines: 4007 White Gravel McDaniel Road, Minford, Ohio 45653.
This new Christmas attraction is first on my list! The cave features thousands of lights and biblical scenes depicting the birth of Christ on a mile long passageway throughout the mines. This is a self-guided tour lasting about 1 hour. There are benches along the way if you need to stop and rest. www.towncal.com/event/the-christmas-cave/2016-12-02/
2. A Christmas Story House Museum: 3159 11th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44109
If you are a fan of the movie, this is a must-see in Cleveland! The 19th century Victorian is restored and renovated to appear as it did in the 1983 film A Christmas Story. http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/
3. Ugly Sweater Holiday Train Ride: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Rockside Station
It’s an ugly holiday sweater party! This is an adult only, 2-hour train ride through the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley. Invite your family and friends for holiday spirits and a competition of ugliest sweaters. www.cvsr.com/responsive_slider/ugly-sweater-holiday-party/
4. Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo
Now through January 1, 2018, the Cincinnati Zoo is transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” Enjoy the splendor of 3 million LED lights, Swan Lake Lightshow and maybe even indulge in the S’mores stand. http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/festival-of-lights/
5. Ice Skate at Cleveland’s Public Square, Cincinnati’s Fountain Square.
Whether it’s your first time or it’s like riding a bike to you, Ice Skating is sure to put a smile on your face. Make it a family night or make it a date night! www.clevelandpublicsquare.com or www.myfountainsquare.com
6. The Epic Snow Tubing Hill at Mad River Mountain: 1000 Snow Valley Road, Zanesfield, Ohio 43360
Featuring 10 lanes at 1000’ long this ride is sure to bring back joyful memories of being a kid! They also offer private tubing sessions where you, your family and friends could enjoy the slopes with your own private party. https://www.skimadriver.com/
7. Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Toboggan Chutes: 16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Add this to your bucket list and experience the icy thrill of tobogganing! https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/visit/parks/mill-stream-run-reservation/the-chalet.
Whatever you choose to do, find joy in the journey! I Hope This Season Brings You much joy!
Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year from All of Us at Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Patient Care Coordinator
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. David Hardy, Chiropractic Physicians