Throwback Post: How to make Hummus

Did you see this great Meal Prep video we shared awhile ago from Downshiftology? In it, Lisa mentioned her quick and easy method for making her own hummus – this is the video she was talking about. Mmm… Hummus and…

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SUGAR… is it all that “bad”?

Whoahhh – Sadia from Pick Up Limes has nailed the whole Sugar thing for us in one fabulous ten minute video. Yes! If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to sugar – what the…

Thrive Festival + Ticket Giveaway!

Today’s post is all about Thrive Festival, an exciting new health, fitness and wellness event by the team behind Taste of Dublin. We’ve also got two tickets to give away! Over 2 days next month, Thrive Festival will host over…

Finding peace through a digital detox

One of our lifestyle contributors, Ciara Doran, writes for us today on how a digital detox has helped her find a new inner peace. With today being a “day of love”, why not put your own phone away for as…

What’s your signature scent? Organic and/or natural perfumes to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

Our Beauty Editor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with some thoughts on using scents for self-care. With Valentine’s Day this week, why not treat yourself to one of her recommendations? With February the month of love upon us, and many…

Great websites: Knitted Knockers

KnittedKnockers.org is a US-based website which connects volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors all around the world to offer free ‘knitted knockers’ to any woman who wants them. The Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone…

Welcome to our new daily subscribers – we’re so glad you’re here!

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you wherever you are. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new daily subscribers here on HappyMagazine.ie. We’ve had a lot of new readers visiting the website since the launch…

1 week to go – The Full 360 with Alison Canavan

Supermodel and Wellness Coach Alison Canavan is holding a Full 360 wellness event next Sunday in Dublin. Taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Alison’s Full 360 event aims to introduce people to small, positive lifestyle changes that…

Soups to warm the soul from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s the weekend! I hope it was a good week for you all? Today we have another video for you from Sadia at the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. In this video, Sadia shares three simple and…

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

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 January favourites. Arran Street East As a designer I am naturally drawn to aesthetically pleasing objects in all facets…

Throwback Post: I need help, you need help, that’s okay

Today’s Throwback Post is from Bernie Kirwan, a breast cancer survivor and former Cancer Support Nurse. Bernie offers some guidance for those who are just starting out on their cancer journey, and their carers, on how to make sense of it…

The Retreat with Nick Knowles

This week we’ve been watching The Retreat with Nick Knowles on Netflix. The show follows Nick and a diverse group of men and women as they explore detoxing, meditation and mindfulness at a retreat in Thailand for 28 days. You…

Life with a colostomy bag – by Reader Katie Boylan

Today’s post is by Happy Magazine Reader Katie Boylan. Katie writes about life with a stoma after her colon cancer diagnosis in 2017 and tells us how she’s learned to love her colostomy bag. In February 2017 I was diagnosed…

World Cancer Day: Valerie’s travel experiences – Vietnam

Valerie Murphy, a Mastectomy Fit Specialist based in the mid-west of Ireland, will be joining us here on Happy Magazine regularly over the next few weeks for a special series of posts. Valerie will be sharing her travel experiences with…

Music therapy: GIRL

We just love this new song from American singer, songwriter and producer Maren Morris and it ties in perfectly with our theme of self-love here on Happy Magazine this month. Straight out of Nashville, Maren’s got a voice that’s super…

7 Days of Slow Living from Pick Up Limes

It’s Saturday! And that means – another Pick Up Limes video here on Happy Magazine – and another opportunity to slow down, recharge and unwind. This 7 Days of Slow Living video and accompanying printable aims to help you do…

Snow Day – Yoga for Self-Love from Yoga With Adriene

This February (the month of LOVE!) we will be sharing a few posts around the theme of self-care, starting with this 50 minute Yoga for Self Love video from Yoga With Adriene. If there is snow where you are today, this…

And the winner of our CanPlan Giveaway is…

…Angel Tonge! Angel left a comment on the second post we ran about the competition: Congratulations Angel! Angel has won a CanPlan planner. Thank you again to Sharon Kim for sending us one to give away. If you missed the…

Do you experience cancer-related fatigue (CRF)? Find out more about CRF on Monday in this free webinar

A few weeks ago we shared details here on Happy Magazine about Untire, an app for beating cancer fatigue. The Tired of Cancer team have been in touch again, this time to share that they are hosting a free online…

Youthful beauty tips for those over 50

Less is definitely more when it comes to looking like a natural beauty and defying the years whether during or after a cancer diagnosis. Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan has some tips. We all know that our skin ages, we’re constantly bombarded…

Happy Magazine print edition – Where to get it

Good morning everyone. I was completely blown away yesterday by all the support for the first print issue of Happy Magazine! Thank you all so, so very much. Every email and message of encouragement means the world to me. I’ve…

BIG NEWS: Our first print edition is out! Read it here + enter our LifeForce Giveaway

Today’s the day – I can finally announce that the first print edition of Happy Magazine is officially out! Where it all started… I started writing a little bit of daily positivity here on HappyMagazine.ie back in July 2017, mid-way…

Have you entered our CanPlan 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…

Healthy Habits from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone! We’re back today with another video from Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. Today we’re sharing Sadia’s Healthy Habits video and downloadable checklist. We love the positive ideas in this and find it really inspiring.…

Cliff at Lyons spa evenings

Is it time you booked yourself a special treat? The Well in the Garden at the Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare will host a series of unique spa evenings over the next couple of months. Enjoy a welcome glass of homemade…

Don’t lose your #JanuaryHealthGoals motivation – Visit your local LloydsPharmacy for support

Did you set some health goals this January? Are you losing the motivation to continue with them? Your local LloydsPharmacy may be able to help. All 91 LloydsPharmacy stores nationwide are running a FREE 8-week health programme called Change Your Health Direction,…

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…

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…