How to make the best egg salad by Downshiftology

Is it Spring yet?? Sometimes it feels as though it is, and then a cold breeze blows in…! But we’re feeling a little Spring-y here at Happy Magazine, so we thought we’d share this tasty recipe video for egg salad…

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Simple morning habits to start your day right

Sylvia Diaz joins us today with her first fitness/wellbeing post here on Happy Magazine. Today Sylvia has a few suggestions for your morning routine to help you have a productive day, no matter what you’re doing. Have you ever noticed…

Bring calm to your day: 1 hour of spa music

This one hour video of meditation music from the Honest Guys on YouTube is perfect for playing when you’re in need of a little calmness in your day. It’s just right for a home yoga practice, for playing just before…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for March

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her March favourites. Yogamatters When I first discovered Yogamatters, I was like a kid in a candy shop! Back then,…

How Game of Thrones made me realise I’m alive

Natasha Whelehan writes for us today on an unexpected feeling of gratitude. Game of Thrones returns this month for it’s final season. Like millions of Thrones fans worldwide, I can’t wait! For anyone who hasn’t yet seen this show, I…

I am the 7%

There is a motivational message being circulated on private social media network Whatsapp at the moment called “I am the 7%”. A few special people in my life have brought it to my attention over the last few months, and…

Must-try 15-minute dinner meals

Sadia’s latest video on the Pick Up Limes channel is a cracker. She shares three easy dinner ideas all based on the ‘plate method’ of 25% whole grains, 25% protein (plant-based) and 50% veggies/fruit. And boy, do they all look…

*NOW CLOSED* The A to Z of Eyebrows and Eyelashes by Roches + A Giveaway

We all know our options when it comes to hair loss during cancer treatment. Or do we? This really helpful post from Anne of Roches in Dublin shares her wealth of knowledge in the area of brow and eyelash hair…

New Contributor: Fit with Sylvia will be joining Happy Magazine

I am delighted to announce we will have an Exercise and Fitness Contributor joining the Happy Magazine writing team from next week. Her name is Sylvia and she will be contributing posts on exercise and wellness every fortnight on HappyMagazine.ie.…

Jelle Damhuis on beating cancer twice and the Untire App

We’ve shared the Untire App here on Happy Magazine before – we love it. Developed to help beat cancer fatigue, we think it’s a really helpful tool for anyone going through cancer. Today, Jelle Damhuis joins us to tell his…

Happy Magazine in the Sunday Independent

Good morning everyone. Happy Magazine Editor Holly Kennedy here. My personal story with breast cancer and why I started Happy Magazine was just featured in the Sunday Independent Life Magazine, written beautifully by the very talented Joy Orpen. It was…

At Home Yoga Sequence: Gentle Morning Flow

It’s the start of a new week! Time to begin fresh. Today our contributor Ruth from Yogaru is sharing her Gentle Morning Flow yoga sequence with us again. This is one of our most popular posts here on Happy Magazine. We…

Stress, clutter and Chemo Coats

Natasha Whelehan on the The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the results of her recent wardrobe declutter. Since my cancer diagnosis, managing my stress levels is something that has become extremely important to me. After all, stress will…

Healthy eating on holiday – A video by Pick Up Limes

Who says holidays have to be full of unhealthy eating? I love the latest video from Sadia at the Pick Up Limes YouTube Channel where she shows what her and her partner eat on a day exploring on holiday in…

This cosy little cabin in Donegal looks like a great weekend escape

This cosy little cabin with beautiful views of Glenveagh National Park in Donegal looks like the perfect spot for a sweet weekend escape to the country. No TVs here and I’m betting not much phone signal either. That log burner…

Throwback Post: Bedtime gratitude

A wonderful way to fall asleep at night is to use a tiny object to practice gratitude. This is something I started doing after Alison Canavan suggested it at one of her Full 360 wellness events I attended some time…

Affirmations: I am enough

Aideen Schweppe is a Lymphatic Drainage Therapist based in Clontarf, Dublin. She is passionate about helping women with lymphoedema after cancer treatment to manage their condition as best as possible. Aideen will be joining us on a regular basis going…

The body-mind connection – Going beyond mindfulness

Judith Ashton is a Body-Mind Therapist based in Co Kilkenny. She joins us today with a post on her thoughts on bodily emotional expression and how it can be a helpful therapy when dealing with anger, grief and trauma. I…

An attitude of gratitude

The following is an extract from Cathy McCarthy’s book, Not The Year You Had Planned, on the subject of gratitude. I asked for Cathy’s permission to share this particular extract here today as our loose theme this month on Happy…

Music therapy: Skyscraper

Do you have a ‘fight’ song, a song you like to listen to when you feel like saying ‘f**k you!’ to cancer, a song that boosts you and reminds you that no matter what happens you CAN do this? Me,…

Habits for a clean home – Two videos from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you’ve all had a good week. I’ve got two videos for you today from Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. They’re both about easy habits for maintaining a clean and tidy home and…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for February

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her February favourites. WellFest ’19 WellFest is Ireland’s largest yearly health and wellness festival, running this year from 11-12 May…

*NOW CLOSED* Nuud, the carefree deodorant – Review + Giveaway

Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan joins us today to tell us all about a unique new deodorant product from The Netherlands called Nuud. *** Nuud sent us one of their Starter Packs for Elfreda to try out and also a second…

Cathy McCarthy on how cancer helped her find her passion in life

Last week we shared two books for a cancer journey by breast cancer survivor Cathy McCarthy. Today Cathy tells us how cancer led her on the unexpected path of writing books and finding her passion in life. Live each day…

Affirmations: I love, forgive and accept myself

Aideen Schweppe is a Lymphatic Drainage Therapist based in Clontarf, Dublin. She is passionate about helping women with lymphoedema after cancer treatment to manage their condition as best as possible. Aideen will be joining us on a regular basis going…

Throwback Post: Healthy meals to reheat and eat – Kayla’s Kitchen

We came across Kayla’s Kitchen in IMAGE magazine last year and we’re so glad we did. We think their business idea is just fantastic and in particular so helpful for anyone going through cancer or a serious injury or illness.…

A mixed bag of goodies for St Patrick’s Day

I’ve got a few treats for you today, for St Patrick’s Day. An Ireland wallpaper to take your breath away The first is this beautiful Ireland wallpaper for your computer desktop, tablet or smartphone from Wallpaper Safari. If you feel…

Decreasing stress, finding calm and patience – A video from Pick Up Limes

No one likes to feel stressed out or impatient. Doing some yoga, taking a warm bath or lighting some candles are all techniques you might have tried before to combat feelings of stress, but today’s video from Pick Up Limes…

Reshaping your New Normal after cancer

The New Normal after cancer is harder than you might expect. Goals of leading a healthier, more balanced life can be difficult to achieve as you adjust to the sand that shifted under your feet, writes Natasha Whelehan. I won’t…

Have you entered our Thrive Festival Ticket Giveaway?

Thrive Festival is an exciting new health, fitness and wellness event by the team behind Taste of Dublin. We’re giving away two tickets – have you entered yet? Happening in just over two weeks time, Thrive Festival will host over 200…