Blue Planet II – Live In Concert

If you enjoyed BBC’s Blue Planet, then you might be interested to hear it has been adapted for a special show coming to Ireland in March. Blue Planet II – Live In Concert will take place at the SSE Arena…

What’s happening here at Happy Magazine?

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday. It’s been awhile since I last shared some updates about both me and Happy Magazine here on the website so I thought I might do that today. Launch of the magazine The launch of the…

Have you entered our Thrive Festival Ticket Giveaway?

Thrive Festival is an exciting new health, fitness and wellness event by the team behind Taste of Dublin. We’re giving away two tickets – have you entered yet? Over 2 days next month, Thrive Festival will host over 200 fitness classes,…

The Mountain by Rainbird Roots

For anyone who needs a reminder that it’s ok not to be ok, this poem will help you remember that a rest is not a failure. This poem is available to buy as a beautiful watercolour print online at Rainbird Roots. £1…

A lunchtime gem at The Green Door Market

A spur of the moment decision led myself and my little boy to The Green Door Market’s new home on the Old Naas Road today. And it turned out to be a lovely outing indeed. The Green Door Market is…

Say goodbye to skincare baddies

Looking out for some of the harsher ingredients in beauty and bath products before we purchase them can help us make more informed decisions when it comes to what we put on our skin, writes Elfreda McGowan. Our skin really…

Announcing the winners of our hampers from LifeForce

Congratulations to Aran Mackey and Mary Charlotte Sessions – you have each won a lovely hamper of goodies from LifeForce! Aran and Charlotte shared the news online of the launch of our first print edition to enter this competition –…

Free self-care tools from self-compassion.org

Continuing with our theme of self-care this month on Happy Magazine, today we wanted to highlight the wonderful free tools available over on US-based self-care expert, Dr. Kristin Neff’s website, self-compassion.org Self-compassion is not self-indulgence, rather it is the very…

Using sound waves to help you sleep

Are steroids keeping you awake during chemo? Our CBT Therapist Clare Reed writes for us today on how sound waves might be able to help you get that much-needed rest you’re looking for. It is one of the most well-known…

Throwback Post: How to make Hummus

Did you see this great Meal Prep video we shared awhile ago from Downshiftology? In it, Lisa mentioned her quick and easy method for making her own hummus – this is the video she was talking about. Mmm… Hummus and…

SUGAR… is it all that “bad”?

Whoahhh – Sadia from Pick Up Limes has nailed the whole Sugar thing for us in one fabulous ten minute video. Yes! If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to sugar – what the…

Thrive Festival + Ticket Giveaway!

Today’s post is all about Thrive Festival, an exciting new health, fitness and wellness event by the team behind Taste of Dublin. We’ve also got two tickets to give away! Over 2 days next month, Thrive Festival will host over…

Finding peace through a digital detox

One of our lifestyle contributors, Ciara Doran, writes for us today on how a digital detox has helped her find a new inner peace. With today being a “day of love”, why not put your own phone away for as…

What’s your signature scent? Organic and/or natural perfumes to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

Our Beauty Editor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with some thoughts on using scents for self-care. With Valentine’s Day this week, why not treat yourself to one of her recommendations? With February the month of love upon us, and many…

Great websites: Knitted Knockers

KnittedKnockers.org is a US-based website which connects volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors all around the world to offer free ‘knitted knockers’ to any woman who wants them. The Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone…

Welcome to our new daily subscribers – we’re so glad you’re here!

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you wherever you are. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new daily subscribers here on HappyMagazine.ie. We’ve had a lot of new readers visiting the website since the launch…

1 week to go – The Full 360 with Alison Canavan

Supermodel and Wellness Coach Alison Canavan is holding a Full 360 wellness event next Sunday in Dublin. Taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Alison’s Full 360 event aims to introduce people to small, positive lifestyle changes that…

Soups to warm the soul from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s the weekend! I hope it was a good week for you all? Today we have another video for you from Sadia at the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. In this video, Sadia shares three simple and…

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

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 January favourites. Arran Street East As a designer I am naturally drawn to aesthetically pleasing objects in all facets…

Throwback Post: I need help, you need help, that’s okay

Today’s Throwback Post is from Bernie Kirwan, a breast cancer survivor and former Cancer Support Nurse. Bernie offers some guidance for those who are just starting out on their cancer journey, and their carers, on how to make sense of it…

The Retreat with Nick Knowles

This week we’ve been watching The Retreat with Nick Knowles on Netflix. The show follows Nick and a diverse group of men and women as they explore detoxing, meditation and mindfulness at a retreat in Thailand for 28 days. You…

Life with a colostomy bag – by Reader Katie Boylan

Today’s post is by Happy Magazine Reader Katie Boylan. Katie writes about life with a stoma after her colon cancer diagnosis in 2017 and tells us how she’s learned to love her colostomy bag. In February 2017 I was diagnosed…

World Cancer Day: Valerie’s travel experiences – Vietnam

Valerie Murphy, a Mastectomy Fit Specialist based in the mid-west of Ireland, will be joining us here on Happy Magazine regularly over the next few weeks for a special series of posts. Valerie will be sharing her travel experiences with…

Music therapy: GIRL

We just love this new song from American singer, songwriter and producer Maren Morris and it ties in perfectly with our theme of self-love here on Happy Magazine this month. Straight out of Nashville, Maren’s got a voice that’s super…

7 Days of Slow Living from Pick Up Limes

It’s Saturday! And that means – another Pick Up Limes video here on Happy Magazine – and another opportunity to slow down, recharge and unwind. This 7 Days of Slow Living video and accompanying printable aims to help you do…

Snow Day – Yoga for Self-Love from Yoga With Adriene

This February (the month of LOVE!) we will be sharing a few posts around the theme of self-care, starting with this 50 minute Yoga for Self Love video from Yoga With Adriene. If there is snow where you are today, this…

And the winner of our CanPlan Giveaway is…

…Angel Tonge! Angel left a comment on the second post we ran about the competition: Congratulations Angel! Angel has won a CanPlan planner. Thank you again to Sharon Kim for sending us one to give away. If you missed the…

Do you experience cancer-related fatigue (CRF)? Find out more about CRF on Monday in this free webinar

A few weeks ago we shared details here on Happy Magazine about Untire, an app for beating cancer fatigue. The Tired of Cancer team have been in touch again, this time to share that they are hosting a free online…

Youthful beauty tips for those over 50

Less is definitely more when it comes to looking like a natural beauty and defying the years whether during or after a cancer diagnosis. Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan has some tips. We all know that our skin ages, we’re constantly bombarded…

Happy Magazine print edition – Where to get it

Good morning everyone. I was completely blown away yesterday by all the support for the first print issue of Happy Magazine! Thank you all so, so very much. Every email and message of encouragement means the world to me. I’ve…