BIG NEWS! Announcing the Happy Magazine Cancer Journal

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a very special Happy Magazine project. It has kept me very happily busy during Lockdown and also super positive through my own ongoing cancer treatment. It’s a PRETTY cancer journal –…

You can donate to Holly’s treatment fund here

Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday to you wherever you are. I am coming on briefly this morning to share the news that an amazing friend of mine, Olive from Browtique, has set up a GoFundMe page for me. A…

A “stable” scan, exciting trial news and my secret project! An update from Holly

It’s the middle of May now and a few weeks since I last updated here on Happy Magazine about my own cancer treatment. Since my last post on Navigating COVID-19 during chemo, a lot has happened – thankfully all positive…

Order Happy Magazine direct to your door

Did you know that all three print editions of Happy Magazine are available to buy in our Shop? Perhaps you never made it to one of our distribution locations to pick up a free copy of any of our issues…

WIN this fabulous self-care hamper from Meaghers Pharmacy!

We are giving away a beautiful Meaghers Pharmacy gift hamper worth over €200 in our latest giveaway on Happy Magazine! With luxury self-care goodies from Pippa, Pestle & Mortar, Kinvara, MooGoo and more, it’s a perfect prize for these testing…

And the winners of our Journal Giveaway are… DRUMROLL

You may have noticed it has been a little quiet here on Happy Magazine the last week or two. I am taking a short work break to recover from my chemotherapy but I will be back soon. Today I am…

*NOW CLOSED* A giveaway for Cocooners – 5 cancer journals to be won!

I’ve got a special giveaway for Happy Magazine this week, with the prizes from none other than my own amazing Mom! My mom has been training herself in graphic design over the past few years (smart or what?) and sells…

Navigating COVID-19 during chemo and how I’m doing – An update from Holly

Hello everyone. So many of you send me messages to see how I am doing and I am so grateful for them, thank you all so much. I’m afraid I have not been able to write back to everyone and…

I will not die from cancer – this is my decision

This is how it is in my head today. I will not die from cancer. I will live for my little boy, my Husband, my family, my friends, my readers. This is my decision and I can do it. There…

And then there was LIGHT – An update post from Holly

I am delighted to let you all know that I’ve had some Really Good News. I had a scan last week to check on my progress over the last three months. The results were GREAT. The scan showed much improvement…

I believe in hope

I think the hardest part of coming to terms with my metastatic breast cancer (MBC) diagnosis these past few months has been the struggle to believe in hope. Hope is a word I’d never much cared for, until now. It…

IT’S HERE! Issue 3 of Happy Magazine is out now

I am delighted to announce that Issue 3 of Happy Magazine is here! Click here to see where you can get a copy or read it online right here 👇 This third print edition is 56 pages of our usual online…

An update post for all readers

Good morning everyone! Today I want to give a long overdue update as to how I’m doing with chemo and also a magazine update. Thank you all so much for your patience these past few weeks while Happy Magazine has been…

LET’S DO THIS THING!

By Happy Magazine Editor, Holly Kennedy. Hello hello everyone! How are you all?? Thank you all so much for your support for my last post. So many of you sent me beautiful, uplifting messages of positivity and I am very,…

Meeting a new chapter with positive expectancy

Trigger warning: Advanced breast cancer Hi everyone. Holly here. This is the post I had hoped I’d never have to write. Some of you already know, or maybe you have even guessed, with the silence here over the past week.…

Announcing our Online Shop!

I am delighted to officially announce that Happy Magazine now has an online shop feature. This is in direct response to the wonderful feedback so many of you left for Happy Magazine in our latest Reader Survey. Many of you…

Reader Feedback Survey

Dear Reader, We’re always thinking about how we can improve Happy Magazine for you. We’ve been working on some new ideas and we’d love to hear what you think of them. Please take our 2 minute Reader Feedback Survey below.…

Life is beautiful. Tell us how.

Happy Magazine relies on the stories and images of readers just like you. Are you interested in contributing? So many of you get in touch with us about the stories we share from other readers. So often we can find inspiration,…

BIG NEWS! Our second print edition has launched nationwide!

We are delighted to announce that Issue 2 of Happy Magazine has arrived nationwide! Click here to see where you can get a copy or read it online right here 👇 This second print edition is 56 pages of our usual…

Issue 2 of Happy Magazine is almost here!

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Holly here from Happy Magazine. Well, it’s been quite a week at Happy Mag HQ, let me tell you. We were catching up on some long overdue email correspondence for the first part of the week,…

Happy Magazine awarded Best Start-Up Business Runner Up at IBYE 2019

I was absolutely delighted to be awarded Best Start-Up Business Runner Up prize last night in the South Dublin Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur! It was an incredible experience which ran over the last few weeks and included a…

The winner of the Issue 1 Celbridge Manor Competition

In Issue 1 of Happy Magazine we were delighted to run a competition in partnership with the Celbridge Manor Hotel in Co. Kildare. The prize was an overnight stay plus dinner for two. Thank you to everyone who sent in…

Grateful for purpose, grateful for you

Yesterday I had a day of feeling very grateful. Grateful for all that I have in my life, for my new sense of purpose with Happy Magazine and for you, reader. My life has made some most unexpected changes over…

Happy Magazine in the Sunday Independent

Good morning everyone. Happy Magazine Editor Holly Kennedy here. My personal story with breast cancer and why I started Happy Magazine was just featured in the Sunday Independent Life Magazine, written beautifully by the very talented Joy Orpen. It was…

What’s happening here at Happy Magazine?

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday. It’s been awhile since I last shared some updates about both me and Happy Magazine here on the website so I thought I might do that today. Launch of the magazine The launch of the…

Announcing the winners of our hampers from LifeForce

Congratulations to Aran Mackey and Mary Charlotte Sessions – you have each won a lovely hamper of goodies from LifeForce! Aran and Charlotte shared the news online of the launch of our first print edition to enter this competition –…

Welcome to our new daily subscribers – we’re so glad you’re here!

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you wherever you are. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new daily subscribers here on HappyMagazine.ie. We’ve had a lot of new readers visiting the website since the launch…

And the winner of our CanPlan Giveaway is…

…Angel Tonge! Angel left a comment on the second post we ran about the competition: Congratulations Angel! Angel has won a CanPlan planner. Thank you again to Sharon Kim for sending us one to give away. If you missed the…

Happy Magazine print edition – Where to get it

Good morning everyone. I was completely blown away yesterday by all the support for the first print issue of Happy Magazine! Thank you all so, so very much. Every email and message of encouragement means the world to me. I’ve…

BIG NEWS: Our first print edition is out! Read it here + enter our LifeForce Giveaway

Today’s the day – I can finally announce that the first print edition of Happy Magazine is officially out! Where it all started… I started writing a little bit of daily positivity here on HappyMagazine.ie back in July 2017, mid-way…