Throwback Post: Deep Stretch Yoga from Yoga With Adriene

This is a post that was first published here on Happy Magazine back in July. I needed a bit of yoga this morning to loosen up and re-visited this post for the yoga video (feeling much better now!). As such,…

Getting my FitBit back

My husband loves his FitBit watch which I bought for him for Christmas a few years ago. It was a good present! Back then, I had a FitBit band, just one of the basic ones, and we would sort-of competitively…

Quit trying to be superhuman – Time out!

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed joins us today with an article about life after cancer treatment and why we shouldn’t try to be superhuman, too soon. I have been observing you. Watching and learning what you are getting up to and…

Public talk on breast cancer this Wednesday evening in Dublin

A public talk ‘Breast Cancer – A Growing Global Challenge?’ will take place at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 17 October at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin. All are welcome and registration is free. The Irish…

Yoga sequences to support you this autumn/winter

Today Ruth Delahunty joins us from Yogaru with four short yoga sequences you can do at home over the coming colder months to help support your body and mind through the winter. PLEASE NOTE: These sequences will be easier to…

10 tips to sleep better from Downshiftology

You have a lot more control over your sleep than you might think. With a few tips, habits and sleep hacks, you can learn how to sleep better naturally, fall asleep fast and most importantly – stay asleep. Sleep is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

White Light Meditation

I am so delighted to welcome Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within back to Happy Magazine today. Grainne has specially recorded this beautiful White Light Meditation for Happy Magazine listeners. It’s wonderfully calming and relaxing and will help you let go…

Using yoga to help yourself through treatment

At some stage during my cancer treatment last year I started doing gentle yoga at home. I think it was after my chemotherapy and surgery – around the time of radiotherapy. A good friend of mine was starting out as…

Irish men urged not to be ‘skin c(h)ancers’ this summer

This post is for all the men out there, or all the men in your life: Research has revealed that Irish men have the highest mortality rate from melanoma skin cancer than anywhere in Europe. We can change this by…

Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company + A Giveaway!

Have you been thinking about changing your shampoo and conditioner to a more natural alternative since your cancer diagnosis? Switching out all my cosmetics and skincare for more natural or 100% natural alternatives was one of the first things I…

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…