Cathy McCarthy on how cancer helped her find her passion in life

Last week we shared two books for a cancer journey by breast cancer survivor Cathy McCarthy. Today Cathy tells us how cancer led her on the unexpected path of writing books and finding her passion in life. Live each day…

BIG NEWS! Our second print edition has launched nationwide!

We are delighted to announce that Issue 2 of Happy Magazine has arrived nationwide! Click here to see where you can get a copy or read it online right here 👇 This second print edition is 56 pages of our usual…

Issue 2 of Happy Magazine is almost here!

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,…

Netflix Recommendation: Brené Brown – The Call to Courage

BrenĂ© 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…

Grateful for purpose, grateful for you

Yesterday I had a day of feeling very grateful. Grateful for all that I have in my life, for my new sense of purpose with Happy Magazine and for you, reader. My life has made some most unexpected changes over…

What is happiness?

The following is an extract from Cathy McCarthy’s book, Not The Year You Had Planned, on the subject of happiness. Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections. –…

An attitude of gratitude

The following is an extract from Cathy McCarthy’s book, Not The Year You Had Planned, on the subject of gratitude. I asked for Cathy’s permission to share this particular extract here today as our loose theme this month on Happy…

Two essential books by an Irish author to help you get through your cancer journey

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Irish author and speaker Cathy McCarthy. Cathy lives in Dublin with her family and she is a breast cancer survivor of twelve years. Since her own cancer experience she has written two books,…

After the Treatment Finishes – Then What? By Dr Peter Harvey

Dr Peter Harvey, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, gave this talk at an annual cancer support group conference some years ago. It really captures the feelings you might experience once your cancer treatment is over and…