The search engine that donates to cancer research

It’s now possible to support cancer research by simply using a new internet search engine called Search by WarOnCancer. WarOnCancer is a tech company on a mission, founded by leukemia survivor Fabian Bolin. When you search the web with Search by…

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Your Stories: Meg Wiley Curran on making every moment matter

In today’s post Meg Wiley Curran from Co Limerick shares her cancer journey and how she is focused on making every moment matter. Your name, age and where you’re from Meg Wiley Curran, age 39, living in Kilmallock, Co Limerick…

Cancer guilt

In today’s post, breast cancer survivor Natasha Whelehan writes about cancer guilt and asks, is self-compassion the solution? Last November was a difficult month for me. I spent some time in hospital again as a result of developing cellulitis in my…

Throwback Post: My reiki experience

A little while ago the lovely Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within invited me to come for a reiki session with her at her home in Lucan, Co Dublin. I love Grainne’s beautiful meditations and couldn’t wait to experience what…

Healthy Morning Habits from Pick Up Limes

We came across the very lovely Sadia and her YouTube channel Pick Up Limes recently and we just love it. Sadia is a Canadian foodie and Dietetics Graduate currently living in The Netherlands. She now works as a YouTube content creator…

Beat the January blues with these budget beauty tips

Cancer journey or not, January can be a bit of a depressing month. The nights are longer and the weather is bleak, neither of which are helpful when our mood might be a little lower. Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan…

Am I really a warrior? By Reader Claire Shearer

As cancer thrivers or survivors we are often described as warriors, but it is seldom that we really think of ourselves that way. Today’s post is by Happy Magazine Reader, Claire Shearer. I am a wellness warrior,  I even have…

Yoga for Lymphoedema

There is a Yoga for Lymphoedema course starting this Saturday 19 January at 11:45am in Islandbridge, Dublin 8. If you (or someone you know) is affected by lymphoedema and are interested in trying yoga to help with self-care, peer support and symptom…

A 30 day yoga journey with Yoga With Adriene

Yoga, yoga, yoga… How I missed you. Somehow you fell off my list of priorities in the run-up to Christmas and even in the early days of this new year. But, no, not anymore, I’m so glad you’re back in…

8 tips for chemo by Reader Trina Cleary

Happy Magazine Reader Trina Cleary shares her top tips for chemo in today’s post. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in early October 2018, after discovering a lump in my breast during a self-examination. I don’t recall where I heard…

Music therapy: A little romance

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all feeling well today. Some of you already know I love a little bit of American Country music… Today’s post is some of my favourite country music videos that are also seriously romantic.…

Throwback Post: A happiness roadmap from Matthew McConaughey

This short video of actor Matthew McConaughey speaking about finding your way to happiness is just great. He talks about the difference between chasing happiness and choosing joy, gratitude, habits that lead to success and the importance of taking even…

Numi Decaf Ginger Lemon Tea

All my lovely New Year decluttering came to a sudden halt a few days ago with the arrival of a head cold. I’ve been taking things easy and enjoying this Decaf Ginger Lemon tea while I wait for it to…

New skin for the New Year?

Did you make any #NewYearsResolutions to do with taking better care of your skin? If so, you may be interested in an online campaign happening over on organic skincare brand Green Angel‘s online and social media platforms. Our Beauty Editor…

The difference between self-compassion and self-esteem – a TEDx Talk by Kristin Neff

With January here, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of self-compassion. You might be weighing yourself down under all sorts of new resolutions, aims and goals. Or perhaps those notorious January Blues have found you and you can’t…

The Happy Pear’s 5 minute Chickpea Curry

This super quick and easy Chickpea Curry from The Happy Pear twins is a great mid-week dinner – it’s super simple to make and very tasty. It’s a regular recipe in our house when I’m looking for a meat-free dinner…

Would you like to write something for Happy Magazine?

Hello Happy Magazine Reader, Is there something that you’d like to share here on Happy Magazine? Are you currently going through cancer and would like to share your top tips for getting through treatment with others? Or, do you have…

Light entertainment – Instant Hotel on Netflix

I’ve got another Netflix Original TV Series recommendation for you today. But, before we go any further, I must give you a warning – binge watching will be inevitable! This time the show in question is called Instant Hotel. And…

A meditation for Sunday from Grainne Nolan

Our Contributor Grainne Nolan joins us today with a peaceful release meditation, perfect for a Sunday evening. Grainne is starting up a new season of her very relaxing weekly meditation group at her home in Lucan on Wednesday 9 January. If you’re…

The CanPlan – A planner to help you through cancer + A Giveaway!

Have you heard of the CanPlan? It’s a unique planner specifically for people going through cancer, created by US-based Sharon Kim after her mother’s own battle with cancer. Sharon initially launched the CanPlan on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, and it is…

A Buddha Bowl Builder and a few words on diet and cancer

Healthy eating is always on the top of our list in January, and this year in particular, it seems everywhere we look we are being encouraged to eat more plant-based meals or even convert completely to being a vegetarian or…

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – A new series on Netflix that’s just right for January

If you’re looking for some inspiration to get your house decluttered and spring-cleaned this January, Netflix has a new show that may be able to help you with that. In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps…

Inspiration from the Inside Out movie… And last chance to register for Niamh’s New Normal Course

Good morning everyone. How are you all? And how was your first day of 2019 yesterday? Was it perfect? No? No, mine wasn’t either, but life isn’t perfect, is it? But, my day had some really great parts. Yes, I…

Happy New Year from Happy Magazine!

We hope you all had a lovely evening last night and a peaceful start to the New Year this morning. I love the start of a New Year. It’s the ultimate clean slate and new beginning, filled with promise and…

Your New Normal – A free online course for the New Year from Directionality

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! We’ve got some exciting news for you today. Psychology Coach and Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney from Directionality is offering 30 Happy Magazine readers a place on a FREE* online course with her this January. Aiming…

Changing thoughts of FEAR into thoughts of LOVE – A mindfulness technique

I’ve been practicing a quick mindfulness technique lately that I thought I might share with you. I’m finding it works quite well for me and perhaps it might do the same for you. Whenever I have thoughts of fear –…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for December

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her December favourites. Seedlip What do you drink when you’re not drinking? Inspired by The Art of Distilling published…

Gordon Ramsay video recipes for New Year’s Eve

Are you looking for something a little bit special to make for dinner at home this New Year’s Eve? This Gordon Ramsay four-in-one meatball recipe video might help you with that and also help you save a little extra for…

Fresh Resolutions is back – and it looks like a great way to kickstart your 2019

Last year we attended the inaugural Fresh Resolutions event in the RDS and it was an inspiring way to kick off the New Year. We were delighted to see the event is making a return and will be happening again…

Throwback Post: Making time for little self-care treats

St Stephen’s Day – a great day for a little bit of self-care after all the Christmas mayhem! This is a post I first shared here on Happy Magazine a few months ago with some of my favourite self-care treats.…