Cooling relief for hot flushes – Nía Facial Hydrating Mist + a Giveaway

If you are going through chemotherapy at the moment, and as a result, chemo-induced menopause, you might be experiencing hot flushes regularly throughout the day and night. Irish skincare brand Nía Natural Beauty have an Intensive Restoring Facial Hydrating Mist that…

Tips for styling wigs so they look their best

I am delighted to welcome Anne Roche from Roches to Happy Magazine today. For over 60 years the Roche family have been involved in the hair and beauty industry, with a particular specialisation in wigs and hair pieces. Fergus and…

Finding solutions – Foot pain after chemotherapy

Yesterday I made a little discovery that I’m just thrilled about. I came across a post on a Facebook Group that I am a member of called Unprocessed Ireland (about all things natural health/wellbeing) where members were discussing foot pain…

Chemo-induced menopause – A podcast from Happy Magazine

Today I am very proud to launch the first ever podcast from Happy Magazine! In this podcast, I chat with two of my contributors here on Happy Magazine who have also been through breast cancer, Clare Reed (our cancer CBT…

Browtique’s Wigs Appeal – Can you help?

We came across Olive of Browtique’s new initiative this week and just had to share it with you. It’s a fantastic idea. Olive is appealing to anyone who has a wig or headwear at home that they no longer need to…

Healthy meals to reheat and eat – Kayla’s Kitchen

We came across Kayla’s Kitchen in this month’s issue of IMAGE magazine 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…

Floating on a Cloud Meditation

The lovely Grainne from Reiki Healing from Within is back with us today with a beautiful meditation called ‘Floating on a Cloud’. I love listening to a meditation in the afternoon when I’m having a little break while my little…

Bare Necessities Headwear + A Giveaway

Bare Necessities is an Irish company specialising in affordable, stylish and comfortable chemotherapy headwear and accessories. Founded by Jackie Sterling after her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2016, Bare Necessities believes in helping patients, friends and relatives get through cancer treatment without the unnecessary labelling that chemotherapy…

All about Brows

Elfreda McGowan is back with us today with a post all about semi-permanent eyebrow makeup. If you’re going to be starting chemotherapy soon, this could be something you might want to investigate. Find out all the details below…  A lot…

Looking after your nails during chemotherapy

Elfreda McGowan is back with us today with a post all about looking after your nails during and after chemotherapy. Chemo can take a heavy toll on your nails – here’s what to do to keep yours looking their best. Apart…

Did you catch us on RTÉ yesterday?

Happy Magazine received a little bit of national press yesterday on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland show when our Editor, Holly Kennedy, spoke to Will Goodbody about chemotherapy and the effects it had on her as part of a wider…

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…

Life Factory Glass Water Bottles

Staying hydrated while going through cancer is very important. It will help your body flush toxins out and your cells regenerate. It will also help you feel generally better and more energised. If you’re going through chemotherapy it is recommended…

7 more things to bring with you to chemo

So a little while ago we shared 7 things to bring with you to chemo. Today we want to share a few more small things we think you should add to your chemo bag to make the day as comfortable…

A Chemo Gift Package

We all know someone going through cancer. It’s an unfortunate truth of our time. It’s very hard to imagine what it’s like to go through cancer until you are doing it yourself or going through it with a close family…

7 things to bring with you to chemo

Attending a hospital or cancer care centre for chemotherapy can often be a long day of waiting – waiting to have your bloods taken, waiting to see your doctor and waiting to get time on a couch to receive your…

7 things to bring with you to chemo

Attending a hospital or cancer care centre for chemotherapy can often be a long day of waiting – waiting to have your bloods taken, waiting to see your doctor and waiting to get time on a couch to receive your…