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 –…

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An introduction to Dr. Bronner’s Natural Products, by Alison Canavan

Are you interested in changing some or all of your skincare and household products to a more natural alternative? If you are, Dr. Bronner’s products might be right for you. They are available in all good health stores around Ireland…

Sprout & Co

So yesterday we had the distinct pleasure of a super fresh salad from Sprout & Co in Avoca’s new Dunboyne, Co. Meath store. We’re perhaps a little behind the curve on Sprout & Co – they are already in another…

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…

Natural skincare from MySkin.ie

MySkin.ie offers a complete range of natural skincare products and also specialises in bespoke products. We asked owner Denise O’Connell to tell us a little bit more about herself and her products that are most suited to the skincare needs of people…

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…

Alchemy Juice Co.

Food, glorious food. After a cancer diagnosis, food often becomes something to be scrutinised. Is this ham processed? How much sugar is in this juice? And, where can I still eat out that’s actually healthy? Wherever you are with your…

5 Ways with Overnight Oats

Want breakfast ready for you in the morning? Easy – soak some organic porridge oats in the fridge overnight and then top with one of our 5 flavour combinations below when you get up – and breakfast is served! Healthy…

Book recommendations for wellness and meditation from Alison Canavan

If you’re looking for some inspirational reading, Alison Canavan shares her top books for wellness and meditation in this recent video from her Facebook page. We think it’s well worth a watch and think you’re bound to find a few…

Registration is open for the Great Pink Run

Breast Cancer Ireland’s annual Great Pink Run will be taking place on 9 September in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and on 10 September in Kilkenny Castle Park. Both locations are hosting two races – a 10km challenge and a 5km family…

Olly’s Farm Raw Honey

Honey has some great health benefits, for example, it’s full of polyphenols – powerful disease-fighting antioxidants – but it’s raw honey that you want and not the clear, processed stuff. Raw honey is a good natural substitute for refined sugar,…

Escape to the Ice House Hotel

Are you between cancer treatments and looking for a little escape? Or perhaps you have finished your treatment plan and are looking to celebrate? The Ice House Hotel in Ballina, Co Mayo might be just the place for you for…

Home Workouts: 5 yoga moves to help you relax

Yoga has become really popular during the past few years and it’s easy to see why. It’s cheap to practice (all you need is a yoga mat to get you going), you can do it at home and it’s a…

All to Live For – Emma Hannigan’s new book

Irish author Emma Hannigan has just released her updated memoir, All to Live For. A follow-on from her first memoir, Talk to the Headscarf, Emma brings us up to date with her incredible, inspirational fight against cancer. In her words…

Grilled Turmeric Pork Chops with Rice Salad

Grilled Turmeric Pork Chops with Rice Salad by Kevin Dundon for SuperValu Turmeric, a spice from the ginger family and a major ingredient in curry powder, is the next best thing to add to your anti-cancer plan. Although there is currently…

The Full 360 with Alison Canavan

The Full 360 is an upcoming health and wellness event hosted by Alison Canavan. Taking place on Sunday 17 September at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Dublin’s city centre, the focus of the day will be complete holistic self-care for…

Life Cleanse Retreats

Life Cleanse is an Irish business on South William Street in Dublin. Run by nutritional consultant and yoga instructor Maria, Life Cleanse offers personal nutrition consultations, detox programmes and yoga classes as well as day and weekend retreats and workshops.…

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…

Supergreens – and how to squeeze them into your daily routine

Adding a supergreen powder to your daily routine is an easy way to boost your diet with phytonutrient antioxidants – great cancer-fighting molecules. Life powder by Terra Nova is one such product on the market and available in all good…

Being human – A motivational read

Do we already have the secret to wellness? Performance psychologist Gerry Hussey says we all do – we just need to know how to access it There is a danger that we might think wellness is something we get by…

Meditation made simple – Headspace

Meditation is a great tool to help you as you get through cancer. It can help you reduce your stress, focus more and even sleep better. If you’re new to meditation, the Headspace app is a great place to start.…

Colouring for relaxation

Colouring can be a very effective method of meditation and relaxation. If you are looking for something to do to while away a half an hour before you go to bed, a few hours while you’re sitting in a waiting…

Green Earth Organics

Green Earth Organics is a family-run organic farm just outside Galway City. They deliver fresh organic produce straight from their farm to customers all over Ireland, including Dublin and Wicklow. Create your own customised fruit and veg order to be…

Cheese and Pepper Pasta

Eating well while you are going through cancer treatment can be difficult. This simple cheese and pepper pasta recipe from Tesco is really quick and easy to make and is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner. If you’ve got…