Come and join us for coffee next Wednesday 3 October

I am delighted to be speaking at a #CupsAgainstBreastCancer coffee morning next week in Adamstown, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Organised by my friend and neighbour Jackie, we are hoping to raise as much as we can for the Irish Cancer Society‘s breast cancer services.…

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It’s Cancer Week: 24-30 September 2018

Cancer has touched every family in every community in Ireland. Cancer Week is about opening up a national conversation about cancer and for communities and organisations, large and small, to be part of that conversation this September. Cancer Week is taking…

Would you like to advertise in the first print edition of Happy Magazine?

This week I am starting the final release of advertising for the first print issue of Happy Magazine – Ireland’s first dedicated cancer support magazine. We are looking for another ten advertisers on board to make the print magazine a…

And the winner of our Full 360 competition is…

Brenda Woods! Congratulations Brenda. Brenda entered by leaving a comment on the post. Brenda has won two tickets to the Full 360 event in Dublin on 25 November. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got another competition happening on Happy…

Highlights from Soul Space: Gerry Hussey on Healing Trauma

The Soul Space event I was so looking forward to happened this weekend. Very early on Saturday morning, my husband, toddler and I tumbled into our campervan and hit the road to Galway. We arrived at the beautiful venue, Claregalway…

Trying to get healthy again – Liezl Jayne on YouTube

I’ve shared a few of Liezl Jayne’s videos here on Happy Magazine and today I have her latest for you. Liezl Jayne has been suffering with a number of health issues for the last number of years, the main one…

Healthy Habits Store in Wicklow & Online

Today’s post is about the Healthy Habits store in Quarantine Hill in Co. Wicklow and online at healthyhabs.com. I came across a mention of Healthy Habits recently in Positive Life magazine and decided to check it out online. They have…

Little Green Goddess Soup from The Little Green Spoon

Today’s post is a delicious soup recipe from Indy Power, aka The Little Green Spoon. Indy so kindly lets us re-share her recipes here on Happy Magazine – a little while ago we shared this lovely Greek Salad from her website…

Home Detox Challenge Week 3: Washing Up Liquid

Welcome to Week 3 of the Home Detox Challenge! This challenge involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch of a few of your most-used…

Naked Bacon and Ham from Finnebrogue’s

Ladies and Gentlemen, did you see the launch of a new product called Naked Bacon last week?! I shared it on the Happy Magazine Facebook page when I spotted it first but I’ve been thinking, this is so important for…

Your Stories: Chris Proby on never giving up

Today I’m continuing our new feature on Happy Magazine called Your Stories. As the name suggests, it’s all about you and your cancer story. My aim with these is to shine a light on all of those of us who are…

Tips for styling wigs so they look their best

I am delighted to welcome Anne Roche from Roches to Happy Magazine today. For over 60 years the Roche family have been involved in the hair and beauty industry, with a particular specialisation in wigs and hair pieces. Fergus and…

The Fabulous Woman’s Guide Through Cancer

This one’s for all the fabulous women out there. I bought this book online while I was going through treatment last year. I loved it at the time and found it so very helpful. I spotted it the other day…

15 podcasts on resilience

Most people define resilience as the ability to spring back during a difficult situation. Or, maybe you know it better as simply being “tough as nails.” Either way, having the grit to recover from hardship and keep going is a…

The importance of taking control and being in charge of your health

In light of the current news in the media regarding the Cervical Check scandal, I thought I might take this opportunity to talk about the importance of taking control and being in charge of your health. You are in charge…

Guided Meditation: A Quiet Harbour from The Honest Guys

Aahh… So yesterday afternoon I wanted to have a few moments to myself. I also wanted to check out the latest meditation from The Honest Guys on YouTube so I could share it with you all here today. So, after…

Have you got a question for Clare?

Clare Reed, our Cancer Therapist here at Happy Magazine, will be answering your questions regarding the tools and techniques you can use to help yourself through the challenge of cancer in our first print edition coming out in December. A…

And the winner of our Cancer Care Parcel competition is…

Viv Ryan! Congratulations Viv. Viv entered by leaving a comment on the post. Viv has won a Hospital Survival Pack from Cancer Care Parcel. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got another competition happening on Happy Magazine here, make sure…

Self-employed with cancer – Top Tips

Being self-employed and diagnosed with cancer can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to contend with a potentially life-threatening condition but you have to consider how you are going to run your business and pay your bills too.…

Your Stories: Louise McSharry on the importance of allowing yourself to be cared for during cancer

Today I’m continuing our new feature on Happy Magazine called Your Stories. As the name suggests, it’s all about you and your cancer story. My aim with these is to shine a light on all of those of us who are…

The Full 360 is back + Win tickets!

It’s September and it feels like there are health and wellness events popping up all over the country. They all look great so how do you decide which one’s for you? Alison Canavan’s Full 360 Series Today I want to…

The Home Primp on YouTube

Happy Sunday everyone! So Sundays tend to be a little bit more light-hearted here on Happy Magazine… I love my Sunday posts! Today I want to share with you a little rabbit-hole on YouTube… Be warned – once you start…

Some updates about the first print edition of Happy Magazine

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday! I hope wherever you are, you have some lovely plans for the day ahead? Whether that’s staying in or going out, I hope you’re feeling good. I wanted to do a post today on…

Louise McSharry launches new ‘Make Blood Cancer Visible’ video series to support those affected by blood cancer

New research to mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month this month has revealed that 29% of carers are spending the equivalent of an average working week or more to care for a loved one living with cancer[i] 29% of people who care…

Any cat lovers out there? Aldi’s got some goodies for you this week

Aldi have some gorgeous little cat-themed kitchen goodies in stock, starting from today, Thursday 6 September. I love cats and anything cat-themed always makes me smile! So this post is really just to share a little bit of joy from…

The place to be this weekend – Vitality Expo

This weekend at the RDS in Dublin there will be a brand new natural health and wellbeing event called the Vitality Expo. It looks like it’s going to be a great event so it could make a brilliant plan for…

Happiness is all in your mind – TEDx Talk

I’ve got a video for you this morning. It’s about 15 minutes long – perfect for having a listen to while you make or eat your breakfast. It’s a Buddhist nun by the name of Gen Kelsang Nyema at a…

Your Stories: Ger D’Arcy on how cancer has changed him for the better

I’m so delighted to start a brand new feature today on Happy Magazine called Your Stories. As the name suggests, it’s all about you and your cancer story. My aim with these is to shine a light on all of…

Book reviews from Nurse Fancy Pants

Chloe, otherwise known as Nurse Fancy Pants, is back with us today with a round-up of books she has read recently. Perhaps there’s a new book for you to read here? A lot of excellent books have passed through my hands…

100 ways to beat stress – in today’s Sunday Indo

Why not put your feet up today with your favourite cuppa and the Sunday Independent Life Magazine – health and wellness queen Alison Canavan is sharing her 100 ways to beat stress. I’ll definitely be buying it. I hope you…