LET’S DO THIS THING!

By Happy Magazine Editor, Holly Kennedy. Hello hello everyone! How are you all?? Thank you all so much for your support for my last post. So many of you sent me beautiful, uplifting messages of positivity and I am very,…

Meeting a new chapter with positive expectancy

Trigger warning: Advanced breast cancer Hi everyone. Holly here. This is the post I had hoped I’d never have to write. Some of you already know, or maybe you have even guessed, with the silence here over the past week.…

Book Review: Daisy Jones and The Six

Happy Magazine Reader Katie Boylan joins us today with a book review of Daisy Jones and The Six. This sounds like wonderful read for an escape into the wild world of a 70s rock band and all that goes with…

5 wholesome breakfast smoothies by Pick Up Limes

About Sadia Sadia is a Canadian foodie and Dietetics Graduate currently living in The Netherlands. She now works as a YouTube content creator for her channel Pick Up Limes – an online community of over 1 million people. She also regularly adds new plant-based recipes to her…

Living Well With and Beyond Cancer Conference 2019

The Irish Cancer Society’s annual national conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, and staff or volunteers from community-based cancer support services, is almost here. This year the conference will be in Dublin on Saturday…

10 little things you should start making time for again

The following article popped into my inbox last week from US-based personal development blog, Marc and Angel. It really touched me and right after reading it, I emailed Angel to ask her if I could re-publish it here for all…

Happy Color – A ‘paint by numbers’ app for your phone/tablet

Happy Color is a ‘Paint by Numbers’ colouring app for your phone or tablet. Yes, really! Rather than colouring with crayons or pens on paper, you paint with your, er, finger, directly on your screen, and it’s strangely addictive –…

Free download: Recipe booklet for people living with cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund is a UK charity dedicated to funding  research into the prevention of cancer through diet and lifestyle and cancer survival. This week they launched their Ryan Riley recipe booklet, as part of their Life Kitchen…

Your Stories: Ruth Barry on the power of positive support during cancer

Today we’re welcoming Ruth Barry from North Dublin to share her story with us. Ruth gives some fantastic first-hand advice for a breast cancer journey, we hope you find her story helpful and inspiring. Your name, age and where you’re…

Book Recommendation: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

I listened to City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert on Audible this week. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and I enjoyed every bit of it, so much so, I didn’t want it to end. It’s been the best thing…

4 inspiring wellness events

Today I’m sharing 4 inspiring wellness events over the next few months that have caught my eye lately. Three are in Dublin and one is in Wexford, and one of them is FREE. I’m hoping to go to them all…

The new you – style after cancer

Personal Stylist Teresa Lenihan from Co. Limerick joins us today with her top tips for looking and feeling better after cancer. By Teresa Lenihan, for Happy Magazine. My name is Teresa and I am from Co. Limerick. I have worked…

6 ways to support a friend with cancer – what they wish you knew

Supporting a friend through a cancer diagnosis is a difficult thing and it can be very hard to know where to start and how to understand how they’re feeling. We’ve put together the following points to help, based on the…

Things I learnt on holiday and why men are better at self-care

I am just back from a ten day holiday with my family. We explored the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Killarney in our camper van, with a few B&Bs sprinkled in for a touch of luxury. We didn’t get…

Date for your diary: Charity lunch in aid of Beaumont Breast Clinic Appeal

The Beaumont Hospital Foundation in Dublin is inviting the public to help them raise the final €1 million needed to complete the build of a stand-alone, dedicated Breast Clinic at Beaumont Hospital. With approx. 400 women diagnosed with breast cancer…

Niall Breslin’s new podcast series: Where is my Mind?

Songwriter and mental health activist Niall Breslin has launched his own podcast series titled ‘Where is my Mind?’ Available to listen to now across all streaming platforms, the six episode podcast series aims to guide listeners on how to navigate…

Your Stories: Trina Cleary shares her mastectomy experience

Today we’re welcoming Trina Cleary back to Happy Magazine. Trina is 34, from Wexford and currently going through treatment for breast cancer. This is a post from her personal blog, all about her recent mastectomy. Trina gives lots of helpful…

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…

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…