Great websites: The Food Medic

The Food Medic is the website of Dr Hazel Wallace, a practicing doctor in the UK with a special interest in nutrition, and a qualified personal trainer. There’s some great content on the website, like this Stop Letting Anxiety Rule Your…

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Releasing fear meditation

Today we’re bringing you another beautiful meditation from Grainne of Reiki Healing From Within. Grainne has just come onboard as a regular contributor here on Happy Magazine and we couldn’t be more delighted. Grainne will be bringing you calming meditations like…

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year everyone. We wish you all an abundance of health and happiness this year. We all know that New Year is a time for goal-setting and resolutions. Have you been thinking of any for yourself? Maybe you’d like…

#NewYearsResolutions: 5 fabulous wellness events + exclusive discount codes!

Are you thinking of investing in YOU this New Year? Today we’re rounding up the details of five great Wellness events taking place across the country – maybe there’s something in here for you?   1. Fresh Resolutions Fresh Resolutions…

Music therapy: From Dusk Til Dawn

Today we have some music therapy for you. This song feels like a great big warm hug from someone you love… Follow with the lyrics below. We hope you enjoy it. It never fails to lift our spirits. From Dusk…

Free Printable 2018 Calendar

We love this free printable calendar from Simple As That – a handy tool to help us plan a wonderful 2018! What have you got planned for the New Year? We have lots in store and big hopes and dreams…

Thought for the day

Today’s post is just a brief one – a message that we all need to hear and remember. Wherever you are on your cancer journey, we hope this helps you today.

For all things juicing – GreenValu.ie

Juicing fresh fruit and vegetables with a masticating juicer is a great way to give your body the materials it needs to promote healing, energy and protect from illness. Health Benefits of Juicing Juicing provides vitamins, minerals and nutrients in…

How to deal with feelings of overwhelm

Happy St Stephen’s Day everyone! We hope you all had a lovely day yesterday with friends and family. We’ve been resting and relaxing – it takes us a few days to really unwind but we’re certainly getting there. How about…

Merry Christmas from Happy Magazine!

The day has finally arrived! Happy Christmas everyone! We hope that wherever you are this morning, you’re with family and feeling well. For the day that’s in it, we have a little gift for you… Four motivational images to save…

A Christmas Eve message

Aah… we love Christmas Eve. It’s the day when everyone (and everything) comes together at last in time for Christmas. At around 9pm, we feel a hush falls across the country as everyone breathes out a collective sigh and settles…

A Christmas Playlist

Here we are with a little YouTube Christmas playlist for you… Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without these songs playing! These are our 14 favourite Christmas songs here at Happy Magazine HQ. Why not play them while you do your…

Last minute Christmas gifts: Full 360 Tickets

Following on from Alison Canavan’s hugely successful Full 360 event last September, her wellness events are now going nationwide: Dublin – 14 January, Radisson Blu, Golden Lane Athlone – 4 February, Radisson Blu, Northgate St Cork – 25 March, Radisson Blu, Little Island Kilkenny…

Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars

Today Eva from The Healthy Tart is back with a recipe for wonderful Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars. Why not make a batch and enjoy them over Christmas? They are perfect for a healthy breakfast with a hot cuppa before all…

Fresh Resolutions + a discount code!

With Christmas fast approaching, it seems everywhere we look are gift ideas. Facebook is full of competitions, our Twitter feed is bursting with gift guides. With New Year just around the corner, tickets for Wellness events in January and the…

The Happy Pear’s 12 Days of Christmas Videos

OH MY! Did you guys SEE the Happy Pear’s 12 Days of Christmas videos?! They are amazing! And mouth-watering! And packed with LOTS of ideas for your Christmas menu. Here they all are in a handy video playlist – we hope…

BEO’s health and wellness events

Have you heard about the BEO health and wellness events? They are happening across four dates in January – on the 6th and 7th in Limerick, on the 14th in Galway and the 20th in Clare. The aim of the…

Great websites: Live Better With Cancer

We recently came across the UK’s Live Better With Cancer website and we think it’s great. It’s full of details of over 1,500 products recommended by people going through cancer as well as other useful information. You can search for and buy…

Self Love Yoga

This is a great full yoga practice which you can do at home. 50 minutes of self love yoga from the wonderful Yoga With Adriene. We loved this practice. All you need to do is get into something comfy, roll…

The importance of rest in today’s busy world

Today we are joined by one of our regular contributors, Miriam Kerins from TheAwakening.ie, with a beautiful article on why we simply must make time in our lives for rest. With the weekend ahead, we ask you to think about…

Cancer Prevention Recommendations

We really like this chart from the World Cancer Research Fund. It makes a great plan for life during or after cancer, covering all the tried-and-tested recommendations for healthy living. If you’re wondering what changes to make to your lifestyle,…

The 10 great life lessons cancer has taught me

We came across this article recently and knew we just had to get permission to re-publish it here for you. We feel it’s a game-changer, maybe even a life-changer. It’s an article that had us nodding and sighing with agreement…

My personal story – in the Independent this week

There is much excitement here at Happy Magazine HQ this week since my personal story with breast cancer was featured in the Irish Independent’s Health & Wellbeing section on Sunday.  While it’s been scary putting myself and my family ‘out…

7 more things to bring with you to chemo

So a little while ago we shared 7 things to bring with you to chemo. Today we want to share a few more small things we think you should add to your chemo bag to make the day as comfortable…

Day trip: Newbridge Silverware

Ooh the holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! That might not seem like anything significant if you’re already ‘on holiday’ as such, or rather, going through cancer treatment or recovering from cancer treatment. However, with Christmas on the way,…

Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Today we’re bringing you a great little ten minute recipe video from a YouTube Vlogger all the way from the sunny shores of South Africa. Her name is Liezl Jayne Strydom and we love this video of hers – three…

Absolute Purity

Irish skincare company Elave’s promise of Absolute Purity across their ranges makes the brand a great choice for people going through cancer. Completely free of harsh and unnecessary chemicals, their products have no parabens, no sulfates, no perfume, no formaldehyde, no methylisothiazolinone,…

Surviving the Festive Season – 30 minutes of mindfulness and meditation

Today we’re bringing you some tips to help minimise your stress during the festive season along with an inner strength mindfulness meditation. This video is by Grainne Nolan of Reiki Healing From Within on Facebook. Grainne offers alternative and holistic health services…

Eating Well During Cancer – A Guide from the World Cancer Research Fund

We’ve got four copies of a great guide from the World Cancer Research Fund to give away. It’s a booklet for people living with cancer and those having cancer treatment who want to know more about how to cope with…