A meditation for Christmas: The Log Cabin by The Honest Guys

Happy Christmas everyone! The day has finally arrived! We hope that wherever you are this morning, you’re with family and feeling well. We also hope you’re being kind to yourselves and enjoying a little bit of what you fancy this Christmas.…

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7 Tips For Staying Healthy Over The Holidays (Without Ruining Your Fun)

Lorna McCormack joins us today with her top tips for staying healthy over the holidays, while still enjoying yourself. Can you believe the holiday season is upon us already? I know, I’m with you – it’s crazy how fast time flies…

Music therapy: When We Stand Together

Happy Sunday everyone! Are you almost all set for Christmas? I’m really looking forward to enjoying some lovely food and wine in the company of my family over the coming days and I hope you are too. Today’s post is…

Multi use, vibrant headbands from Hygge Bands

I’ve written before here on Happy Magazine about a type of tubular head scarf that I liked to wear instead of my wig during the months I went through chemotherapy. My mom found a similar product recently online called Hygge Bands…

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear in conversation with Sue Leonard

Bestselling authors Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear twins, David and Stephen Flynn, are holding a joint evening event as part of the Healthy Ireland program in January. 24 January 2019 at 8.00pm Tickets €12 & €15 Venue: dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire,…

Untire – An app for beating cancer fatigue

We were delighted to find out all about an app called Untire this week. Developed in The Netherlands by a team of psychologists and researchers specialised in psycho-oncology, Untire aims to help cancer patients and survivors understand and beat cancer…

Beauty products and their expiry dates

Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with a post all about the expiry dates on beauty products. Did you know there’s a tiny expiry date symbol on most cosmetic products? Recently I decided to do a big clean…

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

Natasha Whelehan joins us today with a review of The Little Book of Hygge and suggests it might be a great stocking filler for some friends and family in your life. The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to…

Music therapy: Power Over Me

I just love this song from young Dubliner Dermot Kennedy. Such romance… The lyrics are below. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Sunday everyone… Only eight more sleeps ’til Christmas. Power Over Me – Dermot Kennedy I wanna be king…

Essential Oils – A Gift Guide

Plant-Based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with her Ultimate Essential Oils Gift Guide. We hope it helps you get some meaningful gifts organised easily and gives you the opportunity to share self-care, positivity and wellness this Christmas. PLEASE NOTE:…

Returning to work after cancer – Advice from a recruitment agency

Malwina King is a Director with Sigmar Recruitment in Dublin. We spoke to her recently about her advice for someone who is thinking of returning to work after cancer. Perhaps it’s something you are thinking of doing yourself in the…

Ciúin Spa’s Cancer Care Touch Treatments

Have you been to the Slieve Russell Hotel? Their innovative Spa offers a selection of Cancer Care Touch Treatments suitable for people living with and beyond cancer. The Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club is an award-winning Spa Hotel set…

Day 12: Winners revealed + Using Christmas carols for inspiration

Today we are excited to reveal the winners of all of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! If you took the time to enter, THANK YOU and we hope you find your name below. If you don’t, don’t despair, we…

Day 11: Vegan-ish by Holly White Book Giveaway

Today marks our 11th Day of Christmas fun here at Happy Magazine and our latest festive surprise for you is one final giveaway – the new Vegan-ish recipe book by Holly White.  Whether you are already a committed vegan or just curious…

Day 10: A Christmas Music Playlist

On the 10th Day of Christmas…! How’s everyone doing? Have you all enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas Special here on Happy Magazine so far? Make sure you check Happy Magazine on Wednesday this week (Day 12) for our Big…

Calling all MALE Happy Mag readers!

Have YOU entered our FitBit Giveaway? There are just over 24 hours left before the competition closes. We have a fabulous FitBit Versa Smartwatch in Black/Black Aluminium especially for one lucky male reader! All you have to do is Like,…

Day 9: €50 Gift Card Giveaway for Chemo Headwear from Hairless Beauty

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the very lovely Zaneta Malkiewicz. Zaneta runs chemo headwear business Hairless Beauty and as well as that, is a busy mum and wife. She is also a fearless cancer survivor and recently shared…

Day 8: Yoga for the Festive Season

On the 8th Day of Christmas, Ruth gave to us… A Simple Christmas Yoga Flow! The lovely Ruth at Yogaru has developed this home yoga sequence for us, to help us survive the festive season with our sanity intact. All…

Day 7: A Warrior’s Words Book Giveaway

Edwina Thompson from Leigh in Manchester has written a unique book about her recent journey through Triple Negative Breast Cancer. In today’s post Edwina tells us all about it in her own words. My name is Edwina Thompson. I am a…

Day 6: 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 holistic health services in Lucan,…

Day 5: Grand Prizes – FitBit Giveaway!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Day 5 of our #12DaysOfChristmas. Today we are revealing the details of our GRAND PRIZES which we will be giving away at the end of our #12Days series! The lovely people at FitBit have…

Day 4: Holiday TV – Australia’s Best Home

Welcome to Day 4 of our #12DaysOfChristmas Special! I hope you are all enjoying the posts so far since we started, thank you all so much for following and also for entering the giveaways. Today’s post has nothing to do…

Day 3: Green Angel Argan Body Oil Giveaway

On the 3rd Day of Christmas Happy Mag gave to me… a chance to win a Green Angel Argan Body Oil! Our Beauty Writer Elfreda McGowan joins us today with a review of the Green Angel Argan Body Oil. The…

Day 2: An Outing to The Hazel House

Welcome to Day 2 of the Happy Magazine #12DaysOfChristmas Special. Today’s post is a fun and festive idea for you – an outing to The Hazel House in the Dublin mountains. The Hazel House is a café, Irish craft shop,…

Day 1: Nía Just Balm Giveaway

It’s the 1st of December! And here at Happy Magazine, we think that’s something to feel good about – a whole month ahead of fun and festivities with friends and family. Wherever you are in your cancer journey, we hope…

The Body Coach #28DaysOfSweat Challenge

Last night at my weekly Survive & Thrive group, one of the women mentioned the Joe Wick’s YouTube videos as a great place to start for home workout inspiration. Today, I typed in Joe Wicks into my YouTube search bar…

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

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. Ruth has very kindly allowed us to re-post these here on Happy Magazine and we’re very grateful. Ruth strives to…

My Screen-Free Sabbath – How I got on

On Sunday I tried my first ever ‘Screen-Free Sabbath’ – an entire day away from my phone, laptop and tablet, inspired by this book. And – in a single word, it was calming. Here’s how my day went. Waking up…

Being stoic during cancer – A strategy to help

It’s official, ‘stoicism’ is a trend(!) and it’s one that can help you as a strategy for dealing with cancer, writes Cancer Therapist Clare Reed from CBT For Cancer. I was listening to an interesting podcast on the BBC radio the…