Issue 2 of Happy Magazine has arrived!

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Holly here from Happy Magazine. Well, it’s been quite a week at Happy Mag HQ, let me tell you. We were catching up on some long overdue email correspondence for the first part of the week,…

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Natural perfume review and a Giveaway from Waters + Wild!

Back in February this year, we shared some organic and/or natural perfumes here on Happy Magazine. One of the brands we featured was Waters + Wild – a collection of organic and natural products made in small batches in West…

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Self Care Evening

Posted on request for the West Wicklow Cancer Support Group. For more information, please contact 087 4346004. If there is an event you would like us to share with our readers here at Happy Magazine, please email us.

How my time in Texas helped me discover my passion – By Valerie Murphy

Valerie Murphy, a Mastectomy Fit Specialist based in the mid-west of Ireland, is back with us today to share a little about how her service started – all the way in Texas, USA, back in 2012. It is another very…

Deep breathing for the lymphatic system and stress reduction

Aideen at Beautiful Life is an experienced Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist. In today’s post Aideen shares with us a description of what deep diaphragmatic breathing is and it’s possible benefits with the lymphatic system and stress reduction. Deep diaphragmatic breathing, or…

Public talk on mammographic breast density

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Music therapy: You Say

This is the song that Gerry played for us all at WellFest last Sunday. While we all sat with our eyes closed, just drinking in the words of this, I thought firstly of the inner voice we all have, how…

Meal prep for breakfast – by Sadia at Pick Up Limes

Ooh – Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel has just released a new video this week of 3 breakfast recipes and they look DIVINE! We’ll definitely be trying the frozen yogurt bars and the healthiest granola… Here are…

Lifestyle as Medicine – Miriam Hussey at WellFest 2019

This week on Happy Magazine we are sharing all the best bits we enjoyed at WellFest last weekend. Today we have a talk for you by Miriam Kerins Hussey – wife of Gerry, whose powerful video we shared with you…

Podcast Recommendation: Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place

I love a good podcast! My husband had been telling me for years I needed to start listening to them but it was only last year that I took his advice and you know what, he was right (don’t tell…

Shopping for bras and joining the Club – at last

Last week I did something I have been meaning to do, for me, for a long time. I finally visited Roches in Dublin to buy some properly-fitting post-surgery bras. I had a lumpectomy surgery almost two years ago as part…

Self-Discovery and Happiness – Gerry Hussey at WellFest 2019

Yesterday we let you know we would have a new video for you from Gerry Hussey today – his Sunday afternoon WellFest talk on the keys to self-discovery and happiness.  It was completely and utterly inspiring (and I don’t ever…

WellFest Week on Happy Magazine

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you, wherever you are! Contributor Natasha Whelehan and I are just back from an incredible weekend spent in the sun and fun of WellFest 2019. And I really mean it when I say,…

5-ingredient vegan DESSERTS to impress – by Sadia at Pick Up Limes

When only dessert will do! It’s Sunday, maybe you’re having a lovely family dinner this afternoon or tonight and perhaps there’s a sweet treat on the menu too? Sadia from Pick Up Limes‘s latest video is three easy vegan dessert…

Before you judge someone, watch this – By Jay Shetty

My husband shared this video with me the other day. We love the message. You never know what someone has going on, where they’re coming at their day from, where they meet you at in their life. It really made…

BEO Chat with Vicky Phelan

Irish wellness event BEO recently welcomed Vicky Phelan to their stage for an open and honest conversation with host Aoibhín Garrihy. It’s an inspiring conversation by a truly remarkable woman and well worth a watch.

WarOnCancer app – supporting those affected by cancer

Fabian Bolin is a cancer survivor from Sweden with an inspiring mission – creating a free social networking app for everyone affected by cancer. Here’s his story. My name is Fabian Bolin. I am a cancer patient myself, currently in…

5 minutes of early morning beach sounds from Co Sligo

I am just back from a lovely long weekend of camping with my family at Aughris Head, Templeboy, Co Sligo. Ireland truly is the most beautiful place. Wherever we go, I never cease to be amazed at just how breathtaking…

Sleep is the new fitness trend

The first things that come to mind when we think about fitness are high-intensity exercises paired with a good nutrition plan. But, while fitness and nutrition are clearly related, by focusing too much on only these two factors, it is…

Netflix Recommendation: Brené Brown – The Call to Courage

Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author from the US. She also has one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, on the topic of vulnerability. My friend Cathy McCarthy recommended I check this inspiring woman…

Never Give Up: Chris’s journey with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Chris Proby has written for us a few times here on Happy Magazine and just recently wrote an update to his initial story for us. In it, Chris shares with us all the details of his diagnosis and treatment for…

Feel the joy: Walk or run the Women’s Mini Marathon with friends this June

The 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend on Sunday 2 June at 2pm. Why not round up a few friends and family for this fun day and walk or run together –…

A little something for the weekend…

Whatever you’ve got planned this weekend, I hope you enjoy the little moments with family and friends. This song never fails to put me in a relaxed mood, it’s full of feel-good weekend vibes. We may not be in the…

Safe in the sun: Time to put sunscreen on the shopping list

With the sun due to make another appearance this Bank Holiday Weekend, Beauty Editor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with some sunscreen product suggestions.  Most people start thinking about sunscreen at this time of year, when the sun starts peeping…

Happy Magazine awarded Best Start-Up Business Runner Up at IBYE 2019

I was absolutely delighted to be awarded Best Start-Up Business Runner Up prize last night in the South Dublin Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur! It was an incredible experience which ran over the last few weeks and included a…

The winner of the Issue 1 Celbridge Manor Competition

In Issue 1 of Happy Magazine we were delighted to run a competition in partnership with the Celbridge Manor Hotel in Co. Kildare. The prize was an overnight stay plus dinner for two. Thank you to everyone who sent in…

Podcast Recommendation: Dr Rangan Chatterjee – How to Open Your Mind and Change Your Life with Dr Tara Swart

Yesterday I listened to a really great podcast by Dr Rangan Chatterjee in his Feel Better, Live More series. He was chatting with Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and executive coach who has a book titled The Source: Open Your…

Mindsets for growth and positive thinking by Sadia from Pick Up Limes

Sometimes I think Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel is in my head! Her latest videos always seem to come at a pertinent moment for me – I wonder how she does it? Like this one, on mindsets…

What to do if your cancer comes back – First-hand advice from CBT Therapist Clare

This is one of the hardest articles I have ever written. It took me a long time to write because I kept putting it off. But I decided, with encouragement from Holly here at Happy Magazine, that it had to…

Music therapy: I Guess I Just Feel Like

My dad posted this on Facebook the other day as his latest favourite song. And guess what… Now it’s mine. I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree? I love the words… We all have our moments…