Music therapy :-) Just because!

It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting on the couch with my little boy and the music on LOUD before his bedtime. I think my neighbours are ok with it… Because it’s all Country or Good Vibes 😍🤣 My little man…

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Soul Space – More than just an event

Soul Space is an inspiring new event happening on 22 September in Claregalway, Galway. I’ve written about it a little bit already here on Happy Magazine, and today I have all the details for you. I hope I might inspire…

ARC Cancer Support

I love this short video from the team at ARC Cancer Support. It explains exactly what services are available at the three ARC Cancer Support Centres in Dublin, free of charge. I popped into the ARC Centre near St James’s…

Home Detox Challenge Week 2: Toothpaste

Welcome to Week 2 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…

The Hospital Survival Pack from Cancer Care Parcel + A Giveaway!

Cancer Care Parcel is a UK business selling thoughtful, comforting and appropriate cancer gifts. They have a wide range of cancer care parcels covering every patient – men, women, teens and kids, as well as hospital parcels and parcels specifically for chemotherapy, radiotherapy and cancer drug therapy. We shared their Cancer Comfort Box with…

Too many emails in your inbox?

Here at Happy Magazine we understand a daily email from our website might be just that one email too many. But, we love having you here and we don’t want to lose you! That’s why we have started a Weekly…

Eat Well During Cancer – Free 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…

Cornmarket teams up with Breast Cancer Ireland to promote good breast health awareness in schools

Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd has just today announced its new sponsorship of Breast Cancer Ireland’s Breast Health Education and Awareness programme for both teachers and transition year students nationwide.  The aim of the programme is to encourage and educate…

How to Relax When You Don’t Like Meditation

It seems these days that most articles about relaxation trumpet meditation as the be-all and end-all. But if you are anything like our Cancer Therapist Clare Reed, you may not like meditating. So, what can you do when you know…

Music therapy: Friends Don’t

I am absolutely loving this song this week. Honestly, I’ve been over-indulging it, on repeat, in my kitchen every day. There’s something so magical about it 🙂 I hope you enjoy it too! Friends Don’t – Maddie & Tae They…

Last of the Summer recipes! Meal prep for Summer + PDF guide

I love this video from Downshiftology on YouTube. It popped up in my feed the other day and gave me a good few healthy food ideas for these last few weeks of Summer…

And the winner of The Handmade Soap Company competition is…

Niamh Ui Chadhla! Congratulations Niamh. Niamh entered by leaving a comment on the post. Niamh has won a Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got another new competition starting on Happy Magazine…

Is cancer harder to cope with when it’s all over?

Today I’m delighted to welcome Chris Proby to Happy Magazine. Chris is 35 years old and has an incredible cancer story. He has beaten cancer twice (yes, twice!) in the last 3 years. A Wexford man now living in Dublin,…

Last chance to enter! The Handmade Soap Company Competition

We’ll be announcing the winner of our competition to win a Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company on Friday 24 August at 5pm. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Good…

Home Detox Challenge Week 1: Hand Soap

I’d like to propose a challenge for you. I’m calling it the Home Detox Challenge and it involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch…

Wellness from within – By Gerry Hussey

Last year in early July or so, I was in a bad place, mentally. I had acquired a hospital infection called C Difficile a few weeks after my lumpectomy surgery and was back in hospital. At the same time I…

Love lifts us up

Good morning everyone. I came across this image yesterday and it really, really spoke to me. It stopped me in my tracks. My first thought was, it’s love lifting him up. And I loved that. Because isn’t that what lifts…

A little secret: The Po-Ho Inhaler

Some time last year while I was browsing the health shelves in the Avoca store in Rathcoole, I picked up a Po-Ho Inhaler. It was only a couple of euro and it was around the time I was starting to…

Sunday Cooking: Curry in a Hurry! From The Happy Pear

Happy Sunday everyone! I am currently ‘off duty’ this weekend and enjoying some time away from the laptop. I am out and about with my husband and our little boy, doing a little bit of sightseeing on this fair island…

Beauty during cancer: Look Good, Feel Better Workshops

Happy Magazine Contributor Ciara Doran joins us today with a guest article about the Look Good, Feel Better Workshops that you may have heard about in your hospital. Ciara explains what they’re all about and how to register for an…

Irish Cancer Society Conference for Cancer Survivorship

Did you know you can join the Irish Cancer Society for their annual free conference for cancer survivors? This year’s Living Well with Cancer conference is taking place in 2 locations across the country: Galway on Saturday, 15 September at the…

White Light Meditation

I am so delighted to welcome Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within back to Happy Magazine today. Grainne has specially recorded this beautiful White Light Meditation for Happy Magazine listeners. It’s wonderfully calming and relaxing and will help you let go…

Using yoga to help yourself through treatment

At some stage during my cancer treatment last year I started doing gentle yoga at home. I think it was after my chemotherapy and surgery – around the time of radiotherapy. A good friend of mine was starting out as…

How to wrap great Turbans! By Georgie Crawford

Have you been following Georgie Crawford on Instagram? Georgie is the Entertainment Editor at Spin Radio here in Ireland and she has been going through treatment for breast cancer over the last year. Georgie has been shining a light on…

“Coming, Ready or Not”

Today Life Coach and Breast Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney joins us to share this beautiful piece about the importance of coming out of hiding after a cancer experience. My little boy loves to play hide and seek. He runs off and hides…

A few words on joy and fear… And some music therapy

You know, not every day can be a great day. Or even a good day. Sometimes there are days with a little bit of joy, and others with a lot of joy. Since my cancer diagnosis I have learnt the…

Irish men urged not to be ‘skin c(h)ancers’ this summer

This post is for all the men out there, or all the men in your life: Research has revealed that Irish men have the highest mortality rate from melanoma skin cancer than anywhere in Europe. We can change this by…

Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company + A Giveaway!

Have you been thinking about changing your shampoo and conditioner to a more natural alternative since your cancer diagnosis? Switching out all my cosmetics and skincare for more natural or 100% natural alternatives was one of the first things I…

Cool and comfortable headwear for during chemo

An email from a friend who has just shaved her hair after her first chemo brought me back to the same time for me, last year. Initially I didn’t mind shaving my hair – I preferred that I took control…

And the winner of our 1st Birthday Giveaway is…

LISA DINEEN! Congratulations Lisa! Lisa entered our First Birthday Giveaway post by leaving a comment on the post. Lisa has won a beautiful hamper of natural skin goodies from Willow Cottage. We’ll be in touch via email Lisa, to arrange…