Happy Color – A ‘paint by numbers’ app for your phone/tablet

Happy Color is a ‘Paint by Numbers’ colouring app for your phone or tablet. Yes, really! Rather than colouring with crayons or pens on paper, you paint with your, er, finger, directly on your screen, and it’s strangely addictive –…

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Free download: Recipe booklet for people living with cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund is a UK charity dedicated to funding  research into the prevention of cancer through diet and lifestyle and cancer survival. This week they launched their Ryan Riley recipe booklet, as part of their Life Kitchen…

Your Stories: Ruth Barry on the power of positive support during cancer

Today we’re welcoming Ruth Barry from North Dublin to share her story with us. Ruth gives some fantastic first-hand advice for a breast cancer journey, we hope you find her story helpful and inspiring. Your name, age and where you’re…

Book Recommendation: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

I listened to City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert on Audible this week. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and I enjoyed every bit of it, so much so, I didn’t want it to end. It’s been the best thing…

4 inspiring wellness events

Today I’m sharing 4 inspiring wellness events over the next few months that have caught my eye lately. Three are in Dublin and one is in Wexford, and one of them is FREE. I’m hoping to go to them all…

The new you – style after cancer

Personal Stylist Teresa Lenihan from Co. Limerick joins us today with her top tips for looking and feeling better after cancer. By Teresa Lenihan, for Happy Magazine. My name is Teresa and I am from Co. Limerick. I have worked…

6 ways to support a friend with cancer – what they wish you knew

Supporting a friend through a cancer diagnosis is a difficult thing and it can be very hard to know where to start and how to understand how they’re feeling. We’ve put together the following points to help, based on the…

Things I learnt on holiday and why men are better at self-care

I am just back from a ten day holiday with my family. We explored the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Killarney in our camper van, with a few B&Bs sprinkled in for a touch of luxury. We didn’t get…

Date for your diary: Charity lunch in aid of Beaumont Breast Clinic Appeal

The Beaumont Hospital Foundation in Dublin is inviting the public to help them raise the final €1 million needed to complete the build of a stand-alone, dedicated Breast Clinic at Beaumont Hospital. With approx. 400 women diagnosed with breast cancer…

Niall Breslin’s new podcast series: Where is my Mind?

Songwriter and mental health activist Niall Breslin has launched his own podcast series titled ‘Where is my Mind?’ Available to listen to now across all streaming platforms, the six episode podcast series aims to guide listeners on how to navigate…

Your Stories: Trina Cleary shares her mastectomy experience

Today we’re welcoming Trina Cleary back to Happy Magazine. Trina is 34, from Wexford and currently going through treatment for breast cancer. This is a post from her personal blog, all about her recent mastectomy. Trina gives lots of helpful…

Podcast Recommendation: Gerry Hussey speaks to Roz Purcell

Today we’ve got a podcast recommendation for you – recently Gerry Hussey was a guest on Roz Purcell’s podcast Bite Back and we think you might really enjoy the conversation. As many of you already know, we love Gerry Hussey’s…

How you might feel after cancer treatment and ways to cope

By Orion Talmay, for Happy Magazine. Whether it’s chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or something else, you’re going to experience a whole range of different — and unexpected — emotions after you finish cancer treatment. Of course, some of these will be…

Your Stories: John Leamy on the road to recovery after acute myeloid leukemia

John Leamy was 63 and living in Greece when a routine blood test revealed he had acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Here John tells us his story since his diagnosis in 2015, including treatment in Greece, returning home to Ireland and…

Finding balance – A video from Sadia at Pick Up Limes

Today I’m sharing an older video from Sadia of Pick Up Limes, from March last year. This video is on finding the right balance between work and life – and lately, this is something that is at the forefront of…

An action calendar for July from Action for Happiness

Have you heard of Action for Happiness? It is a UK charity dedicated to building a happier, more caring society. They have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of…

Netflix Recommendation: Tiny House Nation

I’ve been sick the past few days with a terrible throat infection. Time on the couch to rest led me to Netflix and a hunt around for something light to watch. I came across Tiny House Nation and I must…

Finding inspiration in sport – I’d love to hear from you

I’m not much of a sport-watcher but one event I do watch every summer with much enthusiasm is Wimbledon. It’s become a bit of a summer thing for me – I used to sit and watch with my dad many…

Announcing our Online Shop!

I am delighted to officially announce that Happy Magazine now has an online shop feature. This is in direct response to the wonderful feedback so many of you left for Happy Magazine in our latest Reader Survey. Many of you…

How to set goals during cancer

Clare Reed, our CBT for Cancer Therapist, joins us today with a post on the importance of living during cancer treatment – including the setting and achieving of goals. Don’t let end of treatment be your goal – make life…

13 simple ways to find the joy in today

Sylvia Diaz is our Fitness Contributor here at Happy Magazine. When she’s not teaching a Zumba class or meeting her clients, Sylvia strives to live her best life. Here are her top tips for living in the moment and finding…

Starting something new: Journaling

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you have all had a great week. It’s lovely to feel the warmth outside once more – it looks like we’re going to have some summer weather after all! I wanted to write a little…

Life after cancer: Dealing with early menopause

As many of us know, cancer can cause all sorts of changes — to your life, to your family, to your work, and, of course, to your body. One of these changes for women might have been unexpected: early menopause.…

Healthy Snacks from Sadia at Pick Up Limes

Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube Channel posted this creative recipe video recently on simple vegan snacks. Since my cancer experience, I’ve definitely changed the way I eat and it’s very important to me now to eat healthy all…

Reader Feedback Survey

Dear Reader, We’re always thinking about how we can improve Happy Magazine for you. We’ve been working on some new ideas and we’d love to hear what you think of them. Please take our 2 minute Reader Feedback Survey below.…

Sana Naturals Skincare Collection + A Giveaway!

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kasia O’Reilly, Founder of Sana Naturals, at an event in Dublin. We got chatting and she told me all about her business creating a simple yet luxurious skincare collection. I’m no beauty…

Yoga Home Practice Workshop with Ruth from Yogaru

Our Yoga Contributor here at Happy Magazine, Ruth from Yogaru, is holding a unique yoga workshop this Saturday in Dublin on creating a home yoga practice. Including a mini-sequence booklet to take home, this 2-hour workshop aims to help give…

Walking the Camino for Self-Discovery and Positivity

Rebecca Brown writes for us today on her experience of El Camino de Santiago – and why she thinks it is one of the most popular walking routes for self-discovery and positivity in the world. They say that no matter…