Supporter’s Spotlight: Vistatec

Vistatec, a company that works with some of the world’s most iconic brands providing global content solutions, is a proud sponsor of Happy Magazine this month. You may have noticed the Vistatec click-through ad on the sidebar of the website since…

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An introduction to essential oils

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with an introduction to essential oils. Lorna will be joining us regularly over the next couple of months to explore essential oils and how they can be used to support your emotional…

Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends

As the hazy end of summer slips away into the cool, crisp days of autumn, it’s nearly time for snuggling up on the sofa and cradling a cup of warm, delicious goodness. Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends – Turmeric Gold, Cacao…

Your Stories: Natasha Whelehan on taking things one day at a time

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…

Pink with a purpose – Companies supporting the Marie Keating Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Patrons assemble with the Marie Keating Foundation to support their 20th year fighting breast cancer Everything from shoes and mattresses to jewellery and lingerie go pink with a purpose this October This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, generous companies are…

You are who you have been looking for

One of our readers here on Happy Magazine shared this great video with us during the week. We love it and we hope you will too. It’s by Adam Roa, a spoken word artist, motivational speaker, personal development coach and filmmaker…

Cooling relief for hot flushes – Nía Facial Hydrating Mist + a Giveaway

If you are going through chemotherapy at the moment, and as a result, chemo-induced menopause, you might be experiencing hot flushes regularly throughout the day and night. Irish skincare brand Nía Natural Beauty have an Intensive Restoring Facial Hydrating Mist that…

Beautiful post-surgery underwear at Bravelle + a Giveaway

Today we have a brand new competition starting here on Happy Magazine! To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the lovely Team at Bravelle in Limerick – Kate and her mum Pauline – are offering two lucky Happy Magazine…

An Instagram account you need in your life – Yogaru

Guys and girls, today I want to share with you an Instagram account I am really enjoying at the moment and that’s the Yogaru Ireland instagram account run by none other than our own Yoga Ruth/Yoga Guru Ruth Delahunty. Ruth…

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.…

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…