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…

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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…

Put some ‘zip’ into your breakfast with an Oatmeal Tray

With these colder mornings, we’re really enjoying a bowl of overnight oats every morning. All we do is put a scoopful of porridge (we use gluten-free organic oats) into a jar, top it off with milk (we use almond milk),…

Music therapy: Thank You

Today we’ve got a little bit of music therapy for you. We all know the song, Thank You by Alanis Morissette. Maybe you remember the music video too – she’s completely naked – but have you ever paid close attention…

Time for You: Yoga for Anxiety

Today we’re bringing you a twenty minute yoga practice for anxiety from our favourite YouTube Yoga Star, Yoga With Adriene. If you’re feeling in any way stressed or anxious this morning, we encourage you to roll out your mat or even…

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Chemo Presents

What are Chemo Presents, we hear you ask? Well, they’re presents… to yourself… after each chemo! See? Now aren’t you glad you asked?! Because chemo is tough, ladies and gentlemen, and after each session you get through, it’s cause for…

A Chemo Gift Package

We all know someone going through cancer. It’s an unfortunate truth of our time. It’s very hard to imagine what it’s like to go through cancer until you are doing it yourself or going through it with a close family…

Healthy Vegan Mince Pies

Many people on a cancer journey decide to make changes to their diet following their diagnosis to help support their ongoing health and wellbeing. This could be cutting out refined sugar, going wheat and gluten-free, eating more plant-based meals and…

Wicklow Cottage Escape: Glendale Cottages, Glendalough

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away! We all need a little escape from time to time. It can be nice to book yourself into a lovely hotel for a night or two, or maybe a little country cottage is…

A heartwarming read for the festive season

Here at Happy Magazine we’ve just finished reading a lovely, Christmassy book and we want tell you all about it. It’s The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan. We bought it during a quick trip to Easons recently and really enjoyed…

Day trips: Glendalough, Co Wicklow

If you fancy a little day trip from Dublin and you feel able for a brisk walk, how about Glendalough in Wicklow? Take the scenic route via the N81, Blessington and Hollywood and enjoy the views on the way there.…

Baby it’s cold outside…

Cold weather means hot chocolate! Why not warm up with this Hot Chocolate – The Healthy Way from Simple Green Smoothies? We love that you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

Great websites: Deliciously Ella

The cancer journey has led us to some fantastic websites around the world and we want to share them with you. Today we want to tell you all about Deliciously Ella. Deliciously Ella is all about celebrating what you can…