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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…

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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…

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…

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…