Bra fitting services after a breast cancer experience

Today’s post is from Catherine Wallace, a nurse and trained bra and breast prosthesis fitter based in Wexford. Catherine got in touch recently to ask if she could share her services with you all here on Happy Magazine and we…

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Greek Salad from The Little Green Spoon

Those of you that keep an eye on the Happy Magazine Instagram account will have seen that I treated myself to a copy of the cookbook from The Little Green Spoon, aka Indy Power, recently. And boy, oh boy, have…

Essential Oils for Beginners – a free eBook from DoTerra

I really only discovered the power of essential oils during my cancer treatment last year. Before that, I had never really heard of them and thought they were just for burning in pretty oil burners to create a nice smell…

Music for a Bank Holiday Sunday :-) Simple by Florida Georgia Line

Simple – Florida Georgia Line The way your fingers fit in mine It’s five plus five, not rocket science This day in time, that’s hard to find It’s true The road we’re on ain’t a traffic jam It’s a Sunday…

Public talk: ‘Keeping Fit, Stopping Cancer’ from the Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society has announced that its next Decoding Cancer public talk ‘Keeping Fit, Stopping Cancer’ will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 22 August at The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8. The public talk will focus on the role…

Boots Ireland Launches ‘Feel Like You Again’ Campaign to Support People Living with Cancer

I noticed the Boots ‘Feel Like You Again’ campaign almost immediately when it was launched this week – have you seen it yet? It’s really powerful and has brought tears to my eyes every time I’ve watched it. With this…

Making the most of cancer treatment pauses

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed is back with us today with a few ideas of how to make the most of any pauses you may get in-between your different cancer treatments. Cancer treatment can seem like a never-ending slog, from operations and recuperation…

The new Day to Night Collection from Pukka

Did you know we are big fans of Pukka Teas here at Happy Magazine? My favourite is the Mint Matcha Green tea and it would be a rare day that I don’t have one in the afternoon. I try to…

Cancer Treatment & Lymphoedema

Today I am very pleased to have a special post all about lymphoedema here on Happy Magazine. It has been contributed by the team at Lymphoedema Ireland, a patient support body for people affected by lymphoedema. If you have wondered…

12 Happiness & Wellness Practices Around the World

Today’s post is a fun graphic from Berries.com about different health and wellness practices from around the world. You might recognise some of them as they are reaching Ireland now too (for example, this Quantum Sound Bath event we shared…

Jane Iredale Eyeshadow Kit Review by Honestly Áine

Today I am delighted to welcome Áine from her blog, Honestly Áine, here to Happy Magazine for the first time. I’ve been loving Áine’s beauty videos since I found her website a few weeks ago. In this one, she shares…

Faith, Hope & Cancer documentary – FREE to watch THIS WEEKEND ONLY

The new Faith, Hope & Cancer documentary could be helpful to you. There’s interesting info here, around the importance of faith, diet and mindset in the fight against cancer. This is the trailer… My gentle warning is this though – it…

Total Body Yoga – Deep Stretch video from Yoga With Adriene

Yesterday morning after my breakfast I felt a little tense. My body felt like it needed a good s-t-r-e-t-c-h out in every direction. As soon as I thought this, my next thought was… yoga. Yoga will fix this! I got my…

Finding solutions – Foot pain after chemotherapy

Yesterday I made a little discovery that I’m just thrilled about. I came across a post on a Facebook Group that I am a member of called Unprocessed Ireland (about all things natural health/wellbeing) where members were discussing foot pain…

How to avoid colds & infections while going through chemo

Your immune system is extremely vulnerable when you are going through chemotherapy. Your medical team will advise you in detail about this and it’s important to follow all of their instructions as carefully as you can. I was very fortunate…

Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives

I came across a free eBook from Chill Insurance this week. It’s about Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives and I thought it might inspire some of you to plan a little stay-cation holiday here in Ireland before the summer’s over. If…

Escape into the Jack Reacher books from Lee Child

Reading was a much-loved hobby of mine growing up but when college and then my career took over in my twenties, I never seemed to have the time anymore. One of the (many) good things that happened because of my…

Happiness is an inside job – 12 self-care ideas

Happiness is an inside job. It’s something we’ve all heard before but how many of us have really spent some time thinking about this and what it really means? True happiness and wellbeing comes from within. It does not come…

It’s our First Birthday + A Giveaway!

Today, 21 July 2018, Happy Magazine is one year old!! This day last year I posted the very first post here on HappyMagazine.ie and it’s been a wonderful 365 days since then. For those of you who may have only…

And the winner of our Happy Pear competition is…

…Orlaith Monks! Congratulations Orlaith. We will be in touch to arrange sending you your copy of Recipes for Happiness from The Happy Pear. Tomorrow, 21 July 2018, is Happy Magazine’s first birthday! To celebrate one whole year of daily posts…

Anxiety and Perspective Printables from The Happiness Planner

A couple of years ago I worked with The Happiness Planner on some photography of one of their original hardback planners. Since then, I’ve watched their inspiring business grow into a full product range of gorgeous, covetable stationery. I get…

20 minutes for your mind

Back in May I attended WellFest in Kilmainham in Dublin. I still didn’t have a lot of energy after finishing my treatment so I spent a lot of time in the WellMind tent, listening to motivational talks led by Gerry…

Spicing up veggie dishes with Mama Nagi’s

As part of my personal “anti-cancer plan”, I am trying to eat less meat overall each week than I used to, to help with my overall goal of being healthier and eating more vegetables. As part of this, I try…

Styling very short hair – Sarah H on YouTube

There are some great hair styling videos by a girl called Sarah H on YouTube for styling very short hair. Her videos have given me lots of ideas for what to do with my own very short hair since it…

How Éminence’s Facial Recovery Oil could be just what you need after treatment

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment can take a heavy toll on your skin. Éminence Organic Skincare have a luxurious and versatile Facial Recovery Oil which might be just what you’re looking for to help repair and rejuvenate your skin during or after…

Freshii – Healthier food on the go

If you are out and about on the road and stuck for a bit of food, Freshii is a new healthy fast food chain opening in various locations in Ireland. They’ve just opened their fifth store, this time in the…

Helpful guides from Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is a breast cancer support charity in the UK. Their website is full of really helpful information for anyone who is going through breast cancer, either as a patient or the family member/friend of one. In particular…

Chemo-induced menopause – A podcast from Happy Magazine

Today I am very proud to launch the first ever podcast from Happy Magazine! In this podcast, I chat with two of my contributors here on Happy Magazine who have also been through breast cancer, Clare Reed (our cancer CBT…

Recipes for Happiness Video Review + Competition

Today we’re bringing you a video review of The Happy Pear’s latest book, Recipes for Happiness. This is The Happy Pear’s third book, and we think, their most accomplished so far. In this ten-minute video I give you a short tour…

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

Plans for the first print edition of Happy Magazine are underway. As part of this, the first release of available advertising positions for the launch issue are now open for bookings. The first print edition of Happy Magazine will be…