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…

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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…

Black Friday Deal of the Day! €25 off tickets to Fresh Resolutions

Recently we told you all about Fresh Resolutions – an upcoming event bringing together some of Ireland’s leaders in health, fitness and wellbeing to help you make 2018 a meaningful year. It’ll be in the RDS on 6 January with Rob Lipsett Fitness, Roz…

7 things to bring with you to chemo

Attending a hospital or cancer care centre for chemotherapy can often be a long day of waiting – waiting to have your bloods taken, waiting to see your doctor and waiting to get time on a couch to receive your…

Winter soups from The Happy Pear

With the colder weather here now, we’re turning all our attention to tasty, warming soups for our lunchtime meal. We love this video from the lads at The Happy Pear on how quick and easy it can be to prep…

Noughty’s Detox Dynamo Shampoo & Conditioner

We’ve been trying out Noughty’s Detox Dynamo 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner this week. It’s made from 97% natural ingredients and contains no parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or silicones. Noughty’s aim with this product is to fight the effects of product build-up and…

A powerful motivational talk from Les Brown

This Les Brown talk never fails to cheer us up here at Happy Magazine. It’s powerful, encouraging and uplifting. It’s full of laugh-out-loud moments and inspirational messages and we think it’s a really great way to start the day –…

5 easy ways to boost your body

You don’t need a complicated diet and fitness plan to get your body feeling well while you’re going through cancer. The following five easy ways to boost your body might seem obvious, but they will make a big impact on…

Roz Purcell’s Best Vegan Banana Bread

We tried this vegan banana bread recipe from Roz Purcell’s Natural Born Feeder website during the week and it was both easy to make and delicious! We’re looking forward to the next loaf already. If you’ve got some free time today and some…

Boots Food Intolerance Testing Service

Did you know Boots Pharmacy offer a Food Intolerance Testing Service? This can be useful if you’re wondering if certain foods are making you feel unwell. Food intolerance is an adverse reaction to food you’ve eaten. It’s not usually serious, but it…

The Green Door Market

Have you heard of the Green Door Market? It’s an indoor food market near Cork Street in Dublin 8 and their focus is great quality food. Their mission is to bring you top quality food in an inviting space where…

16 Great His and Hers Christmas gift ideas from Easons

Ooh we love Easons. We were combing through their online site the other day (what else would we be doing while we’re not on our yoga mat?) and we put together this list of great Christmas present ideas. Most of…

SynerChi Kombucha – live probiotics and super antioxidants

We’ve been enjoying SynerChi Kombucha for a little while now – live probiotics and super antioxidants that are dairy-free and taste good too? Yes please! Not to mention all the other great benefits for your body. Check out SynerChi’s video…

Morning Fresh – Yoga with Adriene

Here’s a great way to start your day – a morning yoga session with Adriene (and her dog, Benji!). If you’re into yoga, you need to know all about Yoga with Adriene and her fabulous YouTube channel. All you need…

#FreshResolutions – A January event to get 2018 off to a great start

Happy Monday, everyone! Today we want to tell you all about Fresh Resolutions – an upcoming event bringing together some of Ireland’s leaders in health, fitness and wellbeing to help you make 2018 a meaningful year. It’ll be in the RDS…

The Biggest Thing That Holds Us Back – Motivational video from Pat Divilly

What’s holding you back in life? This short video might get you thinking. We’re really getting into Pat’s motivational videos since we started his free body and mind 8-part series. You can find out more about Pat on his website…

What to buy someone going through cancer – Christmas edition

Awhile ago we did a post here on Happy Magazine about What to Buy Someone Going Through Cancer. We thought we’d update it in time for Christmas. Have you got a friend or family member going through cancer? Do you…

Kinvara Skincare Review

Today we’re welcoming Avril from A Paler Shade of Beauty to tell us all about Kinvara Skincare and their natural beauty products. Kinvara Skincare is a fantastic Irish-owned natural and organic skincare company founded by fellow scientist Joanne Reilly, PhD…

Free ‘Live Well’ Yoga Challenge

WebsiteWelcome from PatDivillyFitness on Vimeo. Have you heard of Pat Divilly? He’s an Irish fitness expert, author and entrepreneur based in Galway. We came across his website last week and signed up for his Free 8-Part Training Challenge which he describes…

The Knowledge Blessing

Niamh Gaffney is back today with a truly beautiful piece about how to make your life after a cancer diagnosis a better life… “Once you know some things you can’t unknow them. It’s a burden that can never be given…

Nourishing your hands this winter

We treated ourselves to one of these lovely Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme and Mint Hand Lotions from The Handmade Soap Company over the weekend and we love it! If you are looking for a nourishing lotion to treat your hands and…

Meat-free Monday with The Happy Pear

This quick Pad Thai video recipe from The Happy Pear looks easy to make and tasty too. We think it’s a nice meat-free dinner option, perfect for a cold Monday. This recipes serves three. There’s no written recipe for this…

Music therapy: Fisherman’s Blues

Some music therapy today from The Waterboys… Turn it up, sing along and have a lovely day! The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues I wish I was a fisherman Tumblin’ on the seas Far away from dry land And it’s bitter…