Avoiding information overload

Today we have another post from Bernie Kirwan, a breast cancer survivor and Cancer Support Nurse at the Hope Cancer Support Centre in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Today she is sharing her advice on avoiding information overload. As a cancer support nurse…

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Life After Cancer: Regaining Choice and Control

Niamh Gaffney, a breast cancer survivor and now a professional life coach, gave a workshop last weekend at the National Cancer Survivorship Conference on Life After Cancer: Regaining Choice and Control. She joins us today to share her insights on…

This week’s RTÉ Guide is a Special Pink Edition

This week’s RTÉ Guide is a special fundraiser Pink Issue for Breast Cancer Ireland. The Guide will donate 20c of every copy sold to the charity. Content includes: Teresa Mannion On not obsessing about cancer five years after her diagnosis…

How to be a Wellness Warrior

We are delighted to be sharing an article from Áine Kerrigan, aka The Yoga Bear today on Happy Magazine. Áine attended Alison Canavan’s recent Full 360 Wellness event in Dublin and shared what she learnt from the day on RTE.ie/Lifestyle…

A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend Cookbook

A Beautiful Mess is a popular US lifestyle blog written by two sisters, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Their website is focused on creating happiness every day through a homemade lifestyle. They share home decor projects, recipes and crafts, as…

Pushing through fear to live your dreams – Motivation from Les Brown

There’s nothing like a bit of motivation from Les Brown to get the week started on a positive note.

Sunday Cooking: Coconut and Green Lentil Dahl

This Coconut and Green Lentil Dahl from The Happy Pear looks delicious. We’re going to make it today and freeze the leftovers away in tupperwares for easy lunches this autumn.

Home Workouts: Yoga for meditation and healing

Yoga never fails to make us feel better here at Happy Magazine. We love to roll out our mat, cast a little bit of Yoga With Adriene from the laptop to the TV and away we go… It always feels…

Time for you: Eire Rocks and How To Paint Beautiful Mandalas

We just love Eire Rocks on Facebook – a group dedicated to painting beach rocks and pebbles and leaving them in public places for someone else to find, just to spread a little bit of joy. Here’s how it all works –…

Breast Friends – Breast Cancer & Beyond

If you or a friend or family member is currently going through breast cancer, check out Teresa Costello’s blog Breast Friends. She has been blogging her way through breast cancer and beyond and sharing all the highs and lows of…

National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017

The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017 – Living Well with Cancer is the Irish Cancer Society’s annual national conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, staff and volunteers from community based cancer support services.…

Deliciously Ella Date and Oat Snack Bars

These Date and Oat Snack Bars from Deliciously Ella would be great to bring with you on chemo days or just to have in a tupperware at home for when you’re feeling hungry between meals. They are refined sugar-, dairy-…

Human + Kind Miracle Make Up Remover

We haven’t written much here on Happy Magazine about make up products suitable for people going through cancer yet so today we thought we’d share a gem of a product that we’ve come across recently. It’s the Miracle Make Up…

How to make mayonnaise

Swap your store-bought mayo for the real thing – it’s so easy to make and you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

7 Day Meal Prep for Under €20 – The Happy Pear

We’re fast coming around to the Happy Pear way of life here at Happy Magazine. It’s a long way from where we’ve come but if we can do it, so can you. We just love this video showing you how…

Happiness begins within ourselves – 12 self-care ideas

This weekend we were thrilled to be invited along to two excellent wellness events – a Life Cleanse Urban Retreat on Saturday and then Alison Canavan’s first fantastic Full 360 event on Sunday. At each, we learnt some great lessons…

I need help, you need help, that’s okay

Today we are bringing you a beautiful piece of writing from Bernie Kirwan, a breast cancer survivor and Cancer Support Nurse at the Hope Cancer Support Centre in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Facing a cancer diagnosis or any serious illness brings…

Great websites: Simple Green Smoothies

When we find a really great website that’s helpful for a cancer journey, we want to share it with you. We came across Simple Green Smoothies recently, and it’s just great. It’s more than just green smoothies too. So why…

You have just been diagnosed, now what?

Today we are very happy to introduce another new writer to Happy Magazine. Niamh O’Connell is a qualified holistic nutritionist based in Dublin. Niamh believes mental health is paramount and she understands the link between diet and mood, finally having reached a…

Photos from The Great Pink Run

Some photos here from The Great Pink Run Facebook page. It was a really fun day with families and friends showing support for each other in the battle against cancer. If you’re going through a cancer journey, know that you…

The Full 360 – A wellness event you won’t want to miss – and a discount code

Alison Canavan’s first Full 360 wellness event is taking place this Sunday in Dublin. It’s going to be a great day of inspirational speakers and a wonderful source of tips and advice for making positive changes in your life. Covering…

Life Cleanse Urban Retreat this Saturday

We are excited to be attending a Life Cleanse Urban Retreat this Saturday in Dublin. A day of nourishing self-care including yoga, mindfulness, meditation, nutrition and juicing information, we think it’s a fantastic event with big potential to help you…

The Oncofocus Test

Here at Happy Magazine we try to focus on all things positive for the cancer journey. This can be anything from a tasty recipe to a motivational video or a great new product which we think might be helpful. We…

Another magazine you need in your life: The Simple Things

We know a great magazine can really lift your day. The Simple Things is a lovely monthly magazine from the UK dedicated to celebrating the things that matter most – growing, cooking, making and sharing time with friends and family. You…

Today’s the day! Great Pink Run, Phoenix Park

Today we’ll be lacing up our running shoes for a great pink, er, walk in the Phoenix Park! We’re proud to be taking part and showing our support to anyone going through a cancer journey to know they are not…