About

Happy Magazine is an innovative support website for people affected by cancer in Ireland.

It publishes relevant positive and helpful content for anyone going through cancer or surviving after cancer (a patient or their friends/families) 7 days a week/365 days a year. A reader who follows Happy Magazine over time receives long-term encouragement, motivation and support for making positive changes to help them become more happy and healthy in their life after a cancer diagnosis.

Daily content is managed by founder Holly Kennedy, a young mother-of-one and also a recent breast cancer survivor. Content is contributed by Holly as well as crowd-sourced from other cancer survivors, leading voices in the Irish health and wellness space, relevant organisations, charities, businesses and interested parties. Content also makes the best use of available online resources to support cancer patients who do not have the energy or desire to attend a local support centre, sharing videos on cooking, yoga, home exercise routines, music therapy, meditations, podcasts and more.

HappyMagazine.ie is currently the only non-charity, non-medical dedicated cancer support resource in Ireland.

Later this year it is planned that HappyMagazine.ie will launch it’s first print edition. The launch issue will have a print run of 10,000 copies and be solely funded by relevant advertising revenue. The magazine will be distributed across the country to all cancer treatment centres. The magazine will also be the first dedicated cancer support magazine in Ireland.

Hello and welcome! My name is Holly. I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in December 2016 at age 32.

My cancer diagnosis has, without a doubt, changed me and changed my life. Last year, I was sitting at home wishing for a book, a magazine, a website – anything – to help me get through my treatment plan. I had so many questions that weren’t suitable for my doctor, most of them surrounding the idea of how to be happy while going through cancer. This website is that place I longed for at the start of my cancer journey. A place to help a person cope with this time in their life, packed with positivity, inspiration, support, tips, motivation and encouragement.

I hope this website can be a support for you, a place to check daily for something to help you on your cancer journey.

Please let me know what you think of the website, and, if there’s anything you’d like to see here, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Email me at holly@happymagazine.ie

Please note:
The content on this website is not intended to replace medical advice in any circumstance. Any changes that you make to your diet, medication, cancer treatment or lifestyle should be discussed first with your medical team to ensure that it does not conflict or interrupt your specific treatment. If you have an immediate concern about your health, please contact your oncologist, GP or local emergency room.

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