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…

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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…

Moving from stress to a ‘beautiful state’ – TEDx Talk by Preethaji

Each day is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.  I think it’s safe to say we’ve all heard that one by now? But I challenge you today to take a moment to really think about that for…

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Six Week Meditation Class

Posted on request for the West Wicklow Cancer Support Group. For more information, please contact 087 4346004. Happy Magazine is pleased to promote the events and services of Cancer Support Centres free of charge on our website and in our…

Your Stories: Teresa Costello on life after breast cancer

Today Teresa Costello, a breast cancer survivor, Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassador, blogger and moderator of online breast cancer support group Breast Friends, joins us to share her story and how she is finding life now, six years after her diagnosis.…

More Than Words: The Language Keeping Us Back

Life Coach & Breast Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney wrote the following inspiring piece for Issue 2 of Happy Magazine on the importance of healthy language in our lives. Language is fundamental to how we see our lives. Let me show…

Natural deodorant review – Irish brand Indeora

Today our Beauty Editor Elfreda McGowan joins us to share her review of a new – and Irish – healthy deodorant called Indeora. Here at Happy Magazine, new Irish deodorant brand Indeora came to our attention recently and we couldn’t…

A Guide to Sugar + Tips to Reduce Added Sugars

SUGAR is a hot topic in general and even more so when it comes to cancer. In this guide we aim to help you reduce the added sugars in your diet and explain the ‘sugar and cancer’ debate. By Sadia…

Life is beautiful. Tell us how.

Happy Magazine relies on the stories and images of readers just like you. Are you interested in contributing? So many of you get in touch with us about the stories we share from other readers. So often we can find inspiration,…

Fit for Life – Sarah Ní Riain on the Beacon Hospital’s exercise programme

This week we’re sharing some of the main features in Issue 2 of Happy Magazine here on our website, starting with our cover star interview with Beacon Hospital Cancer Survivor Sarah Ní Riain. Sarah spoke to us about the Hospital’s…

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…

Getting creative with paints

There’s nothing like getting the creative juices flowing to release some feel-good endorphins. Lately I have been itching to get out my acrylic paints and get messy. I’m no artist but boy do I love getting some paint brushes going.…

Your Stories: Tanya Turner on moving forward with life

A bone tumour back in 2007 eventually led to Tanya Turner having a full leg amputation. Today Tanya joins us to share her inspirational story on how she is moving forward with her life and her project to raise funds…