Headwear for Spring/Summer

After the warm temperatures this Easter Weekend, today Anne from Roches joins us with a post all about headwear – tips on how to choose the right style for you and some of the different options available. Wigs and hairpieces…

1 hour of workout music

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been having a lovely Easter Weekend? Hasn’t the weather just been glorious in Dublin? How has it been in the rest of the country? Today I have a 1 hour workout music video…

Music therapy: Thought About You

I’m loving this new song from American Country singer Tim McGraw. It’s happy, nostalgic, sad, joyful… So many things, depending on how you hear it. It’s about friendship, love and loss. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you…

5 foods to eat every day – A video by Pick Up Limes

We’re back on our health kick today! I was browsing YouTube the other night and this old video of Sadia’s popped up in my feed – 5 foods to eat every day – and I was nodding all the way…

4 Dublin day trip ideas for the Easter Weekend

Aaand just like that, it’s Easter. How did that happen? With the warmer weather expected to last the weekend (hooray!), today I’d like to share a few of my favourite Dublin day trip ideas. Perhaps you might find some inspiration…

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. –…

The Stress Solution: The 4 Steps to Reset Your Body, Mind, Relationships and Purpose

Natasha Whelehan joins us today with a book review of The Stress Solution by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. I really enjoyed Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s first book, The Four Pillar Plan (you can read my review of that here), so I was…

5 super presenters at WellFest this year

WellFest, Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival, returns on 11-12 May 2019 and we can’t wait. WellFest is a two-day weekend festival presenting the best fitness experts, exciting new forms of movement, global yoga sensations, psychology and mindfulness practitioners,…

Easy Berry Chia Seed Jam by Pick Up Limes

Today we’re sharing an easy recipe for a flavourful and refined sugar-free chia seed jam from our nutrition contributor Sadia of Pick Up Limes. On Monday mornings I like to do a little bit in the kitchen if I can,…

Mental fitness – A podcast worth listening to from Dr Rangan Chatterjee

I am a huge fan of Dr Rangan Chatterjee, and look forward to new episodes of his podcast Feel Better, Live More on a weekly basis. For anyone with an interest in health and wellness the podcast is a great…

Throwback Post: Coming out of hiding after a cancer experience

Life Coach and Breast Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney wrote this piece for us on how to come out of hiding after a cancer experience. My little boy loves to play hide and seek. He runs off and hides under the…

How to make the best egg salad by Downshiftology

Is it Spring yet?? Sometimes it feels as though it is, and then a cold breeze blows in…! But we’re feeling a little Spring-y here at Happy Magazine, so we thought we’d share this tasty recipe video for egg salad…

Simple morning habits to start your day right

Sylvia Diaz joins us today with her first fitness/wellbeing post here on Happy Magazine. Today Sylvia has a few suggestions for your morning routine to help you have a productive day, no matter what you’re doing. Have you ever noticed…

Bring calm to your day: 1 hour of spa music

This one hour video of meditation music from the Honest Guys on YouTube is perfect for playing when you’re in need of a little calmness in your day. It’s just right for a home yoga practice, for playing just before…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for March

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her March favourites. Yogamatters When I first discovered Yogamatters, I was like a kid in a candy shop! Back then,…

How Game of Thrones made me realise I’m alive

Natasha Whelehan writes for us today on an unexpected feeling of gratitude. Game of Thrones returns this month for it’s final season. Like millions of Thrones fans worldwide, I can’t wait! For anyone who hasn’t yet seen this show, I…

I am the 7%

There is a motivational message being circulated on private social media network Whatsapp at the moment called “I am the 7%”. A few special people in my life have brought it to my attention over the last few months, and…

Must-try 15-minute dinner meals

Sadia’s latest video on the Pick Up Limes channel is a cracker. She shares three easy dinner ideas all based on the ‘plate method’ of 25% whole grains, 25% protein (plant-based) and 50% veggies/fruit. And boy, do they all look…

The A to Z of Eyebrows and Eyelashes by Roches + A Giveaway

We all know our options when it comes to hair loss during cancer treatment. Or do we? This really helpful post from Anne of Roches in Dublin shares her wealth of knowledge in the area of brow and eyelash hair…

New Contributor: Fit with Sylvia will be joining Happy Magazine

I am delighted to announce we will have an Exercise and Fitness Contributor joining the Happy Magazine writing team from next week. Her name is Sylvia and she will be contributing posts on exercise and wellness every fortnight on HappyMagazine.ie.…

Jelle Damhuis on beating cancer twice and the Untire App

We’ve shared the Untire App here on Happy Magazine before – we love it. Developed to help beat cancer fatigue, we think it’s a really helpful tool for anyone going through cancer. Today, Jelle Damhuis joins us to tell his…

Happy Magazine in the Sunday Independent

Good morning everyone. Happy Magazine Editor Holly Kennedy here. My personal story with breast cancer and why I started Happy Magazine was just featured in the Sunday Independent Life Magazine, written beautifully by the very talented Joy Orpen. It was…

At Home Yoga Sequence: Gentle Morning Flow

It’s the start of a new week! Time to begin fresh. Today our contributor Ruth from Yogaru is sharing her Gentle Morning Flow yoga sequence with us again. This is one of our most popular posts here on Happy Magazine. We…

Stress, clutter and Chemo Coats

Natasha Whelehan on the The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the results of her recent wardrobe declutter. Since my cancer diagnosis, managing my stress levels is something that has become extremely important to me. After all, stress will…

Healthy eating on holiday – A video by Pick Up Limes

Who says holidays have to be full of unhealthy eating? I love the latest video from Sadia at the Pick Up Limes YouTube Channel where she shows what her and her partner eat on a day exploring on holiday in…

This cosy little cabin in Donegal looks like a great weekend escape

This cosy little cabin with beautiful views of Glenveagh National Park in Donegal looks like the perfect spot for a sweet weekend escape to the country. No TVs here and I’m betting not much phone signal either. That log burner…

Throwback Post: Bedtime gratitude

A wonderful way to fall asleep at night is to use a tiny object to practice gratitude. This is something I started doing after Alison Canavan suggested it at one of her Full 360 wellness events I attended some time…

Affirmations: I am enough

Aideen Schweppe is a Lymphatic Drainage Therapist based in Clontarf, Dublin. She is passionate about helping women with lymphoedema after cancer treatment to manage their condition as best as possible. Aideen will be joining us on a regular basis going…

The body-mind connection – Going beyond mindfulness

Judith Ashton is a Body-Mind Therapist based in Co Kilkenny. She joins us today with a post on her thoughts on bodily emotional expression and how it can be a helpful therapy when dealing with anger, grief and trauma. I…

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…