How To Face Up To And Address My Mental Health – Audience Q&A from WellFest 2018

I’m not normally a fan of audience Q&A sessions but this one was different. In this afternoon session from WellFest last weekend, Psychologists Gerry Hussey…

Just diagnosed? Start here

One of the best parts about doing Happy Magazine are the emails I receive from people who contact me to let me know that they’ve…

The Power of the Subconscious Mind – Psychologist Gerry Hussey speaking at WellFest this weekend

This weekend we packed all our camera gear and headed to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for this year’s epic WellFest event. And boy, we sure…

A little bit about Astaxanthin

Today I want to tell you a little bit about Astaxanthin. It’s a type of carotenoid found naturally in wild-caught salmon, red trout, krill, algae, lobster, crab…

How to choose Organic vs Non-organic in the Fruit & Veg aisle

Guys, have you all seen or heard about the US’s Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™ Lists? The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to…

10 uses of fish oil for better health

Do you supplement with a fish oil? There are some great benefits to be had from a regular fish oil supplement or regular oily fish…

CBT as a complementary therapy for cancer

Pam Watson is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist working in Ennis, Co. Clare. In today’s post, Pam explains what CBT is and…

Making time for little self-care treats

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about the importance of making time for little self-care treats in my life. Self-care is something…

Yoga for cancer patients – Event this Saturday

An innovative and inclusive fitness and wellbeing event is taking place this Saturday, 5 May in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin. Encouraging…

Holy Shit, You’ve Got Cancer

So I’ve got something amazing for you today. Check out this incredible woman’s free online guide to dealing with a cancer diagnosis – Holy Shit, You’ve…

Upcoming events for breast cancer patients and survivors

Two public talks that will be of interest to breast cancer patients and survivors are taking place over the next week in Dublin, organised by…

The incredible ways walking boosts your health

We came across this graphic from Prevention.com today and just had to share it. Walking has so many amazing benefits for your body – here’s how…

Acupuncture as a complementary therapy for cancer

Today’s article is from Hannah O’Connell, an Acupuncture Therapist based in Ennis, Co Clare. Hannah also worked as part of the holistic therapy team at…

Using affirmations to feel more positive

Happy Monday everyone! Another week here, how will you be spending it? There was a very positive reaction to my post a few days ago…

Bottled sunshine – Non-toxic tanning products

Our Beauty Writer Elfreda McGowan is here today with everything you need to know about using tanning products after cancer. You don’t have to rule…

Great websites: Mission Remission

The end of cancer treatment can often feel as difficult as the original diagnosis: only 10% of people are positive and ready to move on…

What is Reiki?

Have you heard of Reiki? It’s a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that can also promote healing. It can be a lovely complementary therapy…

Complementary therapies for cancer

Jenny McElvaney is a Nutritional Therapist based in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. She has also beaten breast cancer twice. She joins us today to explain what…

4 creamy dairy-free pasta dishes

When I was going through chemo I craved creamy pasta dishes. And I still do every now and then, but it hasn’t been an option…

Essential viewing: HEAL

Good morning all. This is a post from back in January but we really think it’s worth sharing with you again in case you missed…

12 strategies for getting through cancer treatment

I found the first few months after receiving my breast cancer diagnosis the worst. Looking back now, I remember being so terrified. So scared that…

6 more steps to boost your health

Today we’re adding to yesterday’s six ways to boost your health with six more habits to start building into your life. We just love these…

6 steps to boost your health

We love these 6 steps to boosting your health from our contributor, Miriam Kerins. We feel they really are the foundations for a healthy life…

Pukka Herbs Wellbeing Kits

Pukka Herbs are coming up with some innovative new products. We spotted their new 7-day wellbeing kits online recently and they grabbed our interest. There…

Dairy-free chocolate!

Yes, you read right – dairy-free chocolate is here folks, and it tastes GREAT.  Nobó Choc is a creamy, indulgent, milk-style chocolate made from simple…

How to make Hummus

Did you see the great Meal Prep video we shared on Sunday from Downshiftology? In it, Lisa mentioned her quick and easy method for making…

Little Ondine Nail Polishes

Guys, it may seem like a teeny, tiny thing, but I can paint my nails again. You see, somewhere along my cancer journey I became…

Healthy meal prep for the whole week

A big part of our Anti-Cancer Plan here at Happy Magazine is healthy eating. We have slowly but surely transitioned to a much healthier way…

The 10 best essential oils for anxiety

Lorna McCormack is back with us today with an article on the best essential oils to use for anxiety. When I started out teaching people…

Great websites: Ticking Off Breast Cancer

Yesterday we came across a really helpful breast cancer website. It’s called Ticking Off Breast Cancer and it’s written by Sara, a cancer survivor living…