10 tips for developing a home yoga practice

Ruth from Yogaru joins us today with 10 tips for developing a home yoga practice.  My yoga practice is my comfort blanket, it reminds me that I am perfectly imperfect. I turn to it to find grounding; bring myself back…

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,…

10 essential oil blends to help you through winter

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with a post on 10 essential oil blends that could help support you through the winter. If you are new to essential oils, read Lorna’s first post, An introduction to essential oils, here. PLEASE…

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…

Creacon Wellness Retreat: Day 2

After an absolutely silent night tucked up in our comfortable beds at Creacon, we both woke before our 7am alarm this morning feeling refreshed – how wonderful. Soon we were on the move and we slipped out of the quiet…

Creacon Wellness Retreat: Day 1

Today’s post comes to you from the restful surroundings of the Creacon Wellness Retreat in New Ross, County Wexford. Myself and a friend arrived here today (Saturday) at about 3pm after a busy morning and a long, slightly stressful drive…

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.…

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…

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…

Faith, Hope & Cancer documentary – FREE to watch THIS WEEKEND ONLY

The new Faith, Hope & Cancer documentary could be helpful to you. There’s interesting info here, around the importance of faith, diet and mindset in the fight against cancer. This is the trailer… My gentle warning is this though – it…

A meditation for relaxation from The Honest Guys

The day before yesterday I wrote a post about 5 positive changes to make during treatment. The final point was about eliminating stress in your life and discovering yoga, meditation and deep breathing to help with this. Following on from…

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? The power of massage

Did you know that massage therapy can still be possible during and after cancer treatment? Caroline Warren from the Touch Therapy Centre in Cork is back with us today with 3 things a massage can help you with right now.…

Finding joy after cancer

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed is back with us today with a post all about bringing joy back into your life after cancer. For some people finding their joy in life after cancer seems to be nearly nigh on impossible. For…

Cancer massage treatments from the Touch Therapy Centre

We are delighted to introduce another contributor to Happy Magazine today. Caroline Warren is a Massage Therapist specialising in Oncology Massage and a cancer survivor with a remarkable story – beating cancer twice – breast cancer as well as leukaemia!…

5 tips for getting through hospital scans

Thump. The sound of your hospital scan appointment letter landing on the doormat. Or is it the sound of your heart falling to your shoes? Hospital scans are a difficult part of life after a cancer diagnosis. And it’s hard.…

Summer Life Enhancing Workshops from Grainne Nolan

Grainne Nolan, one of our regular contributors here on Happy Magazine with her beautiful meditations, is holding three Summer Life Enhancing Workshops over the next couple of months. They’re going to be a really enjoyable way to spend a few…

How to help your adult child through their cancer

Today we are very pleased to introduce a new contributor here on Happy Magazine. Clare Reed is a CBT Cancer Therapist and also a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor. Clare is going to be joining us here on the website…

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 and Dr Clare Kambamettu and Physiotherapist Scott Murphy answered questions from the audience in the…

Free Summer Wellness Events

Wowee! Check out this amazing community initiative happening from 17 June in Clondalkin, Dublin – free summer weekend wellness events including yoga, mental health talks, pilates, mindfulness and reiki. Organised by Somers Psychotherapy, the events are run free for the…

Thinking about Thinking – Dr Clare Kambamettu at WellFest 2018

Today we’re bringing you Dr Clare Kambamettu’s talk on ‘Thinking about Thinking’ from WellFest last weekend. In her talk, Dr Kambamettu talks about the importance of taking care of our mental health through spending some time thinking about our thinking. She…

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 how it might help you with your cancer diagnosis.  A cancer diagnosis brings with it…

My reiki experience

A little while ago the lovely Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within invited me to come for a reiki session with her at her home in Lucan, Co Dublin. I love Grainne’s beautiful meditations and couldn’t wait to experience what…

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 the ARC Cancer Support Centres in Dublin. Here she shares how acupuncture might benefit you…

When and How to use Essential Oils

If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, please consult with your medical team before beginning to use any essential oils as some oils may interact with certain cancer treatments. To find an accredited aromatherapist in Ireland, please click here.