October has been our busiest month ever

We are so delighted – October 2018 has been our busiest month yet on Happy Magazine. We have been publishing daily since July 2017 but this month, we have had over 11,400 views to the Happy Magazine website alone, and…

And the winner of our Nía competition is…

sarahmck1989! Congratulations Sarah. Sarah entered by subscribing to the Happy Magazine daily email update on 15 October. Sarah has won a Nía Facial Hydrating Mist worth €24.95 which we reviewed in this post. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got more great…

Did you catch Happy Magazine on Weekend:am on Saturday?

Natasha Whelehan and I were delighted to be invited to share our experiences with breast cancer and Happy Magazine on Virgin Media’s Weekend:am show last Saturday, 27 October. Eighteen months ago, Natasha and I would never have dreamed of appearing on…

Calling all Oncology Nurses

We need your help. Happy Magazine are looking for Oncology Nurses/Clinical Nurse Managers that would be ‘happy’ to receive Happy Magazine in their hospitals 🙂 We are looking for one dedicated contact in each of the major hospitals in Ireland…

Announcing our sponsor for the first issue of Happy Magazine

Those of you who follow us on social media will have seen that last week was a pivotal week for us here at Happy Magazine. We can now reveal our big news. We are delighted to announce that M&S are…

Media launch of Happy Magazine – Ireland’s first dedicated cancer support magazine

Today, Monday 8 October 2018, marks the official launch of Happy Magazine to the Irish media. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, myself, our Happy Magazine cover star Domini Kemp and three more beautiful breast cancer survivors – Niamh,…

Supporter’s Spotlight: Vistatec

Vistatec, a company that works with some of the world’s most iconic brands providing global content solutions, is a proud sponsor of Happy Magazine this month. You may have noticed the Vistatec click-through ad on the sidebar of the website since…

Would you like to advertise in the first print edition of Happy Magazine?

This week I am starting the final release of advertising for the first print issue of Happy Magazine – Ireland’s first dedicated cancer support magazine. We are looking for another ten advertisers on board to make the print magazine a…

Some updates about the first print edition of Happy Magazine

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday! I hope wherever you are, you have some lovely plans for the day ahead? Whether that’s staying in or going out, I hope you’re feeling good. I wanted to do a post today on…

Too many emails in your inbox?

Here at Happy Magazine we understand a daily email from our website might be just that one email too many. But, we love having you here and we don’t want to lose you! That’s why we have started a Weekly…

And the winner of The Handmade Soap Company competition is…

Niamh Ui Chadhla! Congratulations Niamh. Niamh entered by leaving a comment on the post. Niamh has won a Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got another new competition starting on Happy Magazine…

Last chance to enter! The Handmade Soap Company Competition

We’ll be announcing the winner of our competition to win a Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company on Friday 24 August at 5pm. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Good…

It’s our First Birthday + A Giveaway!

Today, 21 July 2018, Happy Magazine is one year old!! This day last year I posted the very first post here on HappyMagazine.ie and it’s been a wonderful 365 days since then. For those of you who may have only…

And the winner of our Happy Pear competition is…

…Orlaith Monks! Congratulations Orlaith. We will be in touch to arrange sending you your copy of Recipes for Happiness from The Happy Pear. Tomorrow, 21 July 2018, is Happy Magazine’s first birthday! To celebrate one whole year of daily posts…

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…

Would you like to advertise in the first print edition of Happy Magazine?

Plans for the first print edition of Happy Magazine are underway. As part of this, the first release of available advertising positions for the launch issue are now open for bookings. The first print edition of Happy Magazine will be…

Launching Happy Magazine into print – and our new podcast!

As some of you may already know, I am excited (and a little nervous) to announce that it is my intention to publish a printed edition of Happy Magazine in December of this year. Writing it down seems to be…

Did you see us on TheJournal.ie yesterday?

We were THRILLED to see our story on TheJournal.ie this weekend – it felt like a little milestone in our quest to spread the word about Happy Magazine across Ireland. We here at Happy Magazine (that’s me, my husband and…

Did you see us on the TV3 News last night?

Our Editor Holly Kennedy was on the TV3 News last night to talk about her cancer experience for the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day.  We’re really proud that Happy Magazine got a quick mention at the end – we’re trying…

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…

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It’s ok to feel sad

When I first started thinking about creating Happy Magazine, I wanted Emma Hannigan on the cover. I was going through chemo and my own cancer journey was still very new and frightening. I designed a sample cover with her on…

Comments are now open

    It is now possible to comment here on Happy Magazine. We’d love to know what you think of our daily content – does it make you happy, does it make you think, does it make you choose a…

Happy Magazine in The Sun

We’re feeling super proud here this weekend – yesterday The Sun newspaper featured Happy Magazine and our mission to be an uplifting and positive Irish cancer support resource. You can read the full piece online here.

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…

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year everyone. We wish you all an abundance of health and happiness this year. We all know that New Year is a time for goal-setting and resolutions. Have you been thinking of any for yourself? Maybe you’d like…

My personal story – in the Independent this week

There is much excitement here at Happy Magazine HQ this week since my personal story with breast cancer was featured in the Irish Independent’s Health & Wellbeing section on Sunday.  While it’s been scary putting myself and my family ‘out…

Wow! How did that happen?!

We are so delighted to see in our website stats that we have now hit 10,000 views since we started Happy Magazine on 21 July. That’s just three months ago and we’ve had over 10,000 visitors… We are so excited…

Our first big milestone!

We are so pleased to announce that today we published our 100th post here on Happy Magazine! That means we have been posting something positive for the cancer journey every day for the last 100 days! This website is bringing…