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 her own hummus – this is the video she was talking about. Mmm… Hummus and…

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 afraid of nail polish. Yes, afraid. What chemicals were in them? Could my nails absorb…

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 of eating over the last six months. Now whole foods are the name of the…

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. PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently receiving cancer treatment, you must check with your medical team before beginning the use of…

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 in the UK. During Sara’s own cancer journey, she found online breast cancer websites completely overwhelming…

Yoga for Compassion

How about an invigorating and satisfying yoga session in the comfort of your own home today?  We did this great hour-long practice from Yoga With Adriene during the snow and it’s wonderful. We felt revitalised and energetic afterwards and loved…

Mindfulness, meditation and yoga on Girls With Goals

Take a breath with this week’s episode of the Girls With Goals podcast from Her.ie. Niamh Maher is joined by former model, motivational speaker and health and wellness champion Alison Canavan as she describes her journey through mindfulness and meditation…

Free Cancer Resources

Here at Happy Magazine HQ, we’ve been collecting a fair few cancer resources along our own journey. They are piling up here, so we thought we’d add this page to show you what we have. If you see anything here…

Cut your recurrence risk with help from the Marie Keating Foundation

Like many people, you may feel that cancer is down to bad luck or genes. However, did you know that 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented if we made simple changes to 5 parts of our everyday life? That…

Register now for WellGood

WellGood is a new and completely free 30-day plan, featuring tips on nutrition, mindset, exercise and more beginning on 3 April.  A collaboration between KBC Bank and WellFest, the programme is brought to you by WellGood ambassadors performance psychologist Gerry…

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k

So we’ve got a GREAT video for you to listen to while you’re having your breakfast today! It’s Sarah Knight’s TEDx Talk about The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k. Have you seen it before? We apologise in advance for the…

Now you can buy a Pink Loaf in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation

Bread-makers Irish Pride and the Marie Keating Foundation have joined forces to launch a new and healthy high-fibre loaf in Ireland. The new ‘Hi-Fibre Plus Pink Loaf’, launched today by Ronan and Storm Keating, is a delicious white and wholemeal…

The Virginie Claire Beauty Centre

Once cancer treatment started taking a toll on my skin, I started thinking about treating myself to a lovely facial. The question was though, where could I go that used natural, organic skincare products? During my cancer treatment I started to become…

Green Cleaning Life Hacks from Roscommon County Council

After a cancer diagnosis, you might be thinking about the hazardous chemicals in everyday household products such as washing up liquid, spray cleaners, polishes, etc. Did you know it is so easy to make your own? Michelle Fallon is a…

5 tips for a gentle coffee break

Sometimes something as simple as a tea or coffee break can bring you a bit of peace and joy, especially if you’re finding your days rushed or difficult. At home, at work or at your local coffee shop, there can…

Essential & positive reading: Cancer Health Magazine

Cancer Health Magazine is a US publication and cancer health website from New York-based health information company Smart + Strong. Smart + Strong create magazines and websites focused on various health topics and aimed at specific audiences to educate and empower…

Hobbies are the new self-care

A new hobby can be a wonderful distraction if you’re currently going through cancer treatment. You might find yourself with hours and hours of time on the couch and nothing to do. We’ve got a few ideas of new hobbies…

5 ways to look better after cancer treatment

Cancer treatment can leave you feeling exhausted and way past your best. Shaggy hair, dry skin and broken nails are just a few things you can address to start looking (and feeling) better… 1. Get a haircut If your hair…

*NOW CLOSED* Green Angel Skincare + A Giveaway!

One of the first things we did after our cancer diagnosis here at Happy Mag HQ was bin all our existing skincare products and start again with natural alternatives. With the average Irish woman putting in excess of 400 different…

6 ways to deal with fears after treatment is over

Dealing with fears after treatment is over can be particularly hard. You’re no longer in the embrace of your hospital or treatment centre. They’ve waved you off into the sunset with promises of appointment letters in the future. Your little…

Plant-based eating – watch Lorna’s interview before it’s gone

One of our contributors here on Happy Magazine, Lorna McCormack, recently took part in a global online event called Live Vegan Vibrantly. It was a free online event from the US with video content from world-leading doctors, researchers, scientists, award-winning chefs,…

7 ways to feel better during chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is tough. But so are you. Get stuck in and get yourself through it. Do whatever you can to prevent catching any colds/flus – I put a tiny note on my front door asking all visiting friends/family to wash…

A placemat for mindful eating

On Saturday we shared a great graphic all about the benefits of mindful eating. Today we want to share another graphic from Summer Tomato which we think would make a great placemat to remind you about mindful eating at meal…

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Organic Natural Beauty

Today our contributor and all-things-natural expert Ciara Doran is here to tell us all about Neal’s Yard Remedies. We’ve seen the products before but had no idea just what a lovely (and affordable) organic brand this is. I first discovered Neal’s…

6 essential reads on Happy Magazine

Happy Sunday everyone. We hope you’re feeling well and positive wherever you are. Happy Magazine helps us feel positive every day – we hope it’s helping you too. Today we’re sharing some of the most read articles here on Happy…

Mindful eating

We LOVE this graphic on mindful eating from health and wellbeing website Summer Tomato. When was the last time you really, really noticed what and how you eat?

At Home Yoga Sequence: Sun Salutations

We are delighted to welcome a new contributor to Happy Magazine today. Ruth Delahunty is a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher and author of Yogaru.ie, a yoga lifestyle website. She will be joining us regularly with some therapeutic yoga sequences which…

It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing

It’s the first day of February! Hooray! Our contributor Victoria Lawlor is here today with a beautiful post on how sometimes an illness can be a positive catalyst for change. Have you got time to grab a cuppa and enjoy?…

Great websites: The Marie Keating Foundation

The Marie Keating Foundation website is a great resource for anyone going through cancer. There is a comprehensive Cancer Information Centre section with detailed information about the most common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland. This section also includes…