The importance of creating a happy vibe when caring

Going through cancer is tough, not only on the patient, but on the patient’s main carer or carers, too. Cancer Therapist Clare Reed joins us today with her top tips on how to create a happy vibe when caring for…

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Music therapy: Head Above Water

I came across Avril Lavigne’s new song this week. It’s called Head Above Water and I’m not quite sure what I make of it yet, but I think it’s worth sharing here today. I like the big vocals but not…

Writing an Autumn Bucket List

I love this time of year. Well, really I love the changing of all the seasons, one into another – it’s a great opportunity to change/refresh routines and start new habits. But summer changing to autumn has to be one…

‘Try on your perfect brow’ and the Brow Contour Pro pencil from Benefit

I came across a fun online tool on Benefit’s website this week. It lets you ‘try on’ different brow shapes and styles your new brows directly onto a photo which you upload or take directly on the site. I couldn’t…

Girl Power: THEYA Healthcare’s post-surgery underwear

THEYA Healthcare are an innovative Irish company that are truly dedicated to what they do – providing women with post-surgery underwear that can actually help you feel better faster I had my breast cancer surgery in June last year. I…

Yoga sequences to support you this autumn/winter

Today Ruth Delahunty joins us from Yogaru with four short yoga sequences you can do at home over the coming colder months to help support your body and mind through the winter. PLEASE NOTE: These sequences will be easier to…

Your Stories: Elfreda McGowan on rewarding yourself at each milestone

Today I’m delighted to welcome back Elfreda McGowan to Happy Magazine. Elfreda has written some amazing beauty content for us here before and also spoke on our first podcast but today she is sharing her cancer story with us. Elfreda writes…

Media launch of Happy Magazine – Ireland’s first dedicated cancer support magazine

Today, Monday 8 October 2018, marks the official launch of Happy Magazine to the Irish media. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, myself, our Happy Magazine cover star Domini Kemp and three more beautiful breast cancer survivors – Niamh,…

Music therapy: After The Rain

Aah, I love a little bit of Nickelback from time to time. They have a bad rep as the “pop” of the rock world but I think they’re great – they sure do know how to come out with a…

10 tips to sleep better from Downshiftology

You have a lot more control over your sleep than you might think. With a few tips, habits and sleep hacks, you can learn how to sleep better naturally, fall asleep fast and most importantly – stay asleep. Sleep is…

Events by the Marie Keating Foundation this October

The Marie Keating Foundation is marking 20 years fighting breast cancer with a series of events this October. The Foundation was established in 1998 by the Keating family after their mother, Marie Keating, died from the disease. Coping with Advanced…

Supporter’s Spotlight: Vistatec

Vistatec, a company that works with some of the world’s most iconic brands providing global content solutions, is a proud sponsor of Happy Magazine this month. You may have noticed the Vistatec click-through ad on the sidebar of the website since…

An introduction to essential oils

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with an introduction to essential oils. Lorna will be joining us regularly over the next couple of months to explore essential oils and how they can be used to support your emotional…

Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends

As the hazy end of summer slips away into the cool, crisp days of autumn, it’s nearly time for snuggling up on the sofa and cradling a cup of warm, delicious goodness. Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends – Turmeric Gold, Cacao…

Your Stories: Natasha Whelehan on taking things one day at a time

Today I’m continuing our new feature on Happy Magazine called Your Stories. As the name suggests, it’s all about you and your cancer story. My aim with these is to shine a light on all of those of us who are…

Pink with a purpose – Companies supporting the Marie Keating Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Patrons assemble with the Marie Keating Foundation to support their 20th year fighting breast cancer Everything from shoes and mattresses to jewellery and lingerie go pink with a purpose this October This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, generous companies are…

You are who you have been looking for

One of our readers here on Happy Magazine shared this great video with us during the week. We love it and we hope you will too. It’s by Adam Roa, a spoken word artist, motivational speaker, personal development coach and filmmaker…

Cooling relief for hot flushes – Nía Facial Hydrating Mist + a Giveaway

If you are going through chemotherapy at the moment, and as a result, chemo-induced menopause, you might be experiencing hot flushes regularly throughout the day and night. Irish skincare brand Nía Natural Beauty have an Intensive Restoring Facial Hydrating Mist that…

Beautiful post-surgery underwear at Bravelle + a Giveaway

Today we have a brand new competition starting here on Happy Magazine! To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the lovely Team at Bravelle in Limerick – Kate and her mum Pauline – are offering two lucky Happy Magazine…

An Instagram account you need in your life – Yogaru

Guys and girls, today I want to share with you an Instagram account I am really enjoying at the moment and that’s the Yogaru Ireland instagram account run by none other than our own Yoga Ruth/Yoga Guru Ruth Delahunty. Ruth…

Come and join us for coffee next Wednesday 3 October

I am delighted to be speaking at a #CupsAgainstBreastCancer coffee morning next week in Adamstown, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Organised by my friend and neighbour Jackie, we are hoping to raise as much as we can for the Irish Cancer Society‘s breast cancer services.…

It’s Cancer Week: 24-30 September 2018

Cancer has touched every family in every community in Ireland. Cancer Week is about opening up a national conversation about cancer and for communities and organisations, large and small, to be part of that conversation this September. Cancer Week is taking…

Would you like to advertise in the first print edition of Happy Magazine?

This week I am starting the final release of advertising for the first print issue of Happy Magazine – Ireland’s first dedicated cancer support magazine. We are looking for another ten advertisers on board to make the print magazine a…

And the winner of our Full 360 competition is…

Brenda Woods! Congratulations Brenda. Brenda entered by leaving a comment on the post. Brenda has won two tickets to the Full 360 event in Dublin on 25 November. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got another competition happening on Happy…

Highlights from Soul Space: Gerry Hussey on Healing Trauma

The Soul Space event I was so looking forward to happened this weekend. Very early on Saturday morning, my husband, toddler and I tumbled into our campervan and hit the road to Galway. We arrived at the beautiful venue, Claregalway…

Trying to get healthy again – Liezl Jayne on YouTube

I’ve shared a few of Liezl Jayne’s videos here on Happy Magazine and today I have her latest for you. Liezl Jayne has been suffering with a number of health issues for the last number of years, the main one…

Healthy Habits Store in Wicklow & Online

Today’s post is about the Healthy Habits store in Quarantine Hill in Co. Wicklow and online at healthyhabs.com. I came across a mention of Healthy Habits recently in Positive Life magazine and decided to check it out online. They have…

Little Green Goddess Soup from The Little Green Spoon

Today’s post is a delicious soup recipe from Indy Power, aka The Little Green Spoon. Indy so kindly lets us re-share her recipes here on Happy Magazine – a little while ago we shared this lovely Greek Salad from her website…

Home Detox Challenge Week 3: Washing Up Liquid

Welcome to Week 3 of the Home Detox Challenge! This challenge involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch of a few of your most-used…

Naked Bacon and Ham from Finnebrogue’s

Ladies and Gentlemen, did you see the launch of a new product called Naked Bacon last week?! I shared it on the Happy Magazine Facebook page when I spotted it first but I’ve been thinking, this is so important for…