Essential Oils – A Gift Guide

Plant-Based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with her Ultimate Essential Oils Gift Guide. We hope it helps you get some meaningful gifts organised easily and gives you the opportunity to share self-care, positivity and wellness this Christmas. PLEASE NOTE:…

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Returning to work after cancer – Advice from a recruitment agency

Malwina King is a Director with Sigmar Recruitment in Dublin. We spoke to her recently about her advice for someone who is thinking of returning to work after cancer. Perhaps it’s something you are thinking of doing yourself in the…

Ciúin Spa’s Cancer Care Touch Treatments

Have you been to the Slieve Russell Hotel? Their innovative Spa offers a selection of Cancer Care Touch Treatments suitable for people living with and beyond cancer. The Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club is an award-winning Spa Hotel set…

Day 12: Winners revealed + Using Christmas carols for inspiration

Today we are excited to reveal the winners of all of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! If you took the time to enter, THANK YOU and we hope you find your name below. If you don’t, don’t despair, we…

Day 11: Vegan-ish by Holly White Book Giveaway

Today marks our 11th Day of Christmas fun here at Happy Magazine and our latest festive surprise for you is one final giveaway – the new Vegan-ish recipe book by Holly White.  Whether you are already a committed vegan or just curious…

Day 10: A Christmas Music Playlist

On the 10th Day of Christmas…! How’s everyone doing? Have you all enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas Special here on Happy Magazine so far? Make sure you check Happy Magazine on Wednesday this week (Day 12) for our Big…

Calling all MALE Happy Mag readers!

Have YOU entered our FitBit Giveaway? There are just over 24 hours left before the competition closes. We have a fabulous FitBit Versa Smartwatch in Black/Black Aluminium especially for one lucky male reader! All you have to do is Like,…

Day 9: €50 Gift Card Giveaway for Chemo Headwear from Hairless Beauty

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the very lovely Zaneta Malkiewicz. Zaneta runs chemo headwear business Hairless Beauty and as well as that, is a busy mum and wife. She is also a fearless cancer survivor and recently shared…

Day 8: Yoga for the Festive Season

On the 8th Day of Christmas, Ruth gave to us… A Simple Christmas Yoga Flow! The lovely Ruth at Yogaru has developed this home yoga sequence for us, to help us survive the festive season with our sanity intact. All…

Day 7: A Warrior’s Words Book Giveaway

Edwina Thompson from Leigh in Manchester has written a unique book about her recent journey through Triple Negative Breast Cancer. In today’s post Edwina tells us all about it in her own words. My name is Edwina Thompson. I am a…

Day 6: Surviving the Festive Season – 30 minutes of mindfulness and meditation

Today we’re bringing you some tips to help minimise your stress during the festive season along with an inner strength mindfulness meditation. This video is by Grainne Nolan of Reiki Healing From Within on Facebook. Grainne offers holistic health services in Lucan,…

Day 5: Grand Prizes – FitBit Giveaway!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Day 5 of our #12DaysOfChristmas. Today we are revealing the details of our GRAND PRIZES which we will be giving away at the end of our #12Days series! The lovely people at FitBit have…

Day 4: Holiday TV – Australia’s Best Home

Welcome to Day 4 of our #12DaysOfChristmas Special! I hope you are all enjoying the posts so far since we started, thank you all so much for following and also for entering the giveaways. Today’s post has nothing to do…

Day 3: Green Angel Argan Body Oil Giveaway

On the 3rd Day of Christmas Happy Mag gave to me… a chance to win a Green Angel Argan Body Oil! Our Beauty Writer Elfreda McGowan joins us today with a review of the Green Angel Argan Body Oil. The…

Day 2: An Outing to The Hazel House

Welcome to Day 2 of the Happy Magazine #12DaysOfChristmas Special. Today’s post is a fun and festive idea for you – an outing to The Hazel House in the Dublin mountains. The Hazel House is a café, Irish craft shop,…

Day 1: Nía Just Balm Giveaway

It’s the 1st of December! And here at Happy Magazine, we think that’s something to feel good about – a whole month ahead of fun and festivities with friends and family. Wherever you are in your cancer journey, we hope…

The Body Coach #28DaysOfSweat Challenge

Last night at my weekly Survive & Thrive group, one of the women mentioned the Joe Wick’s YouTube videos as a great place to start for home workout inspiration. Today, I typed in Joe Wicks into my YouTube search bar…

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

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. Ruth has very kindly allowed us to re-post these here on Happy Magazine and we’re very grateful. Ruth strives to…

My Screen-Free Sabbath – How I got on

On Sunday I tried my first ever ‘Screen-Free Sabbath’ – an entire day away from my phone, laptop and tablet, inspired by this book. And – in a single word, it was calming. Here’s how my day went. Waking up…

Being stoic during cancer – A strategy to help

It’s official, ‘stoicism’ is a trend(!) and it’s one that can help you as a strategy for dealing with cancer, writes Cancer Therapist Clare Reed from CBT For Cancer. I was listening to an interesting podcast on the BBC radio the…

Christmas gift ideas from Pukka

There are some beautiful Pukka tea gift ideas available to buy on the Pukka website that you might not see here in the shops. Ideas include these lovely tea caddies filled with tea… These reusable bamboo cups… Or one of…

An easy video recipe for butternut squash soup from Downshiftology

Mmm… Butternut squash soup – is there really anything better for lunch on a cold and rainy day? I love this latest recipe video from Lisa at Downshiftology. This soup is super simple to make – you don’t even have…

A Screen-Free Sabbath

Tomorrow, Sunday, I’m going to be trying out a Screen-Free Sabbath – that is, an entire day away from my phone, iPad and laptop. I was inspired this week to give it a try after reading about the idea in…

A meditation for relaxation

Miriam Kerins Hussey joins us today with a short meditation for relaxation which explores breathing into all the different areas of our body. Listen to it before you get out of bed, or in the afternoon with a cup of…

A bra and prosthesis fitting service for the women of Munster

Supreme Silhouette is a bra and prosthesis fitting service in Ardfallen Medical Centre, Douglas Road, Cork. Dedicated to women post mastectomy or lumpectomy surgical treatment for breast cancer, Supreme Silhouette offers a wide range of breast forms, bras, lingerie and…

What to say (and what not to say) to a friend who is going through cancer

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is an incredibly frightening and isolating experience that can last long beyond that first hospital appointment. Friends of course want to say and do the right things to support those in the situation, but sometimes it…

December events: Wellness Workshops in Lucan, Co Dublin

Holistic Therapist Grainne Nolan from Reiki Healing From Within will be holding Wellness Workshops this December. The Splendour of Winter – Wellness Workshop Grainne is hosting a small group workshop this December from her home in Lucan, Co. Dublin on…

What to pack for a mastectomy

Happy Magazine Reader Bríd O’Connor from County Kerry has contributed the following piece on what to pack in your hospital bag for a mastectomy. I had a bilateral mastectomy just over three weeks ago. As with all operations, they are…

10 tips for developing a home yoga practice

Ruth from Yogaru joins us today with 10 tips for developing a home yoga practice.  My yoga practice is my comfort blanket, it reminds me that I am perfectly imperfect. I turn to it to find grounding; bring myself back…

The BioChef Synergy Slow Juicer

I finally bought a juicer. I’d been resisting for a long time, thinking I wouldn’t be disciplined with it and that it would end up in the cupboard after a few enthusiastic first uses. I’m pleased to say it’s been…