Just diagnosed? Start here

One of the best parts about doing Happy Magazine are the emails I receive from people who contact me to let me know that they’ve found my website and that it’s helping them through their own cancer journey. I live for those emails and they really make my day when I receive them. I do my best to write back to each email and I often find myself giving links to some of the posts I’ve written here on the site since I started as helpful ones to read if you’re just setting out on your own cancer experience. So today I thought I’d share those posts here and also create a separate page on the site for these links.

Getting through cancer treatment

5 easy ways to boost your body

12 strategies for getting through cancer treatment

The CanPlan – A planner to help you through cancer

What to pack for a mastectomy

How to tell your children you have cancer: Cora’s Story

Chemo-induced menopause – A podcast from Happy Magazine

5 positive changes to make during treatment

A Buddha Bowl Builder and a few words on diet and cancer

7 things to bring with you to chemo

7 more things to bring with you to chemo

7 ways to feel better during chemotherapy

Fresh and healthy juices delivered to your door – The Juice Works

For all things juicing – GreenValu.ie

Acupuncture as a complementary therapy for cancer

CBT as a complementary therapy for cancer

Chemo presents



A guided meditation for healing

Meditation made simple – Headspace

Guided sleep meditation

Meditation: Connecting with your heart centre

Click here for more meditations



My Wellbeing Mantra

5 ways to get your day off to a great start

Being stoic during cancer – A strategy to help

20 quotes that will motivate you today

Being human – a motivational read

5 tips for getting through hospital scans

The 10 great life lessons cancer has taught me – By Liam Ryan

Fighting cancer with an Anti-Cancer Plan – Interview with Domini Kemp

A powerful motivational talk from Les Brown

HEAL documentary – An absolute must

Bedtime gratitude

Click here for more motivational posts


Home workouts

Miriam’s Top 10 Reasons to Start Yoga

Home workouts: Yoga for meditation and healing

30-minute yoga sessions

Yoga for anxiety

Click here for more home workouts



Battling cancer with your war paint on!

Looking after your nails during chemotherapy

Little Ondine Nail Polishes

Bottled sunshine – Non-toxic tanning products

NATURIGIN Hair Colours – A more natural alternative

PHYT’S Active Organic Skincare

The Raven App – Bringing beauty to you at home or even in hospital

Cancer massage treatments from the Touch Therapy Centre

Ciúin Spa’s Cancer Care Touch Treatments

Homemade skin treats

Multi-use, vibrant headbands from Hygge Bands


Life after treatment

Tackling cancer fears

How to be happy in an ‘inside out’ world

5 ways to look better after cancer treatment

6 ways to deal with fear after treatment is over

Cut your recurrence risk with help from the Marie Keating Foundation

Making time for little self-care treats

Finding joy after cancer

Untire – An app for beating cancer fatigue

Returning to work after cancer – Advice from a recruitment agency