WellFest rescheduled from May to September 2020

WellFest, Ireland’s first and largest health and wellbeing festival, has been rescheduled in light of the spread of COVID-19. WellFest, in partnership with KBC Bank Ireland, was due to take place on 9-10 May in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.…

Videos for staying home during COVID-19 Coronavirus

In this digital age we have so many incredible free resources available at our fingertips. Today I’m sharing some online videos which you might find helpful while you are staying home during COVID-19 Coronavirus. I’ve got recipes for smoothies and…

5 ways to help a friend with cancer during the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis

Do you know someone going through cancer right now? Here are 5 practical ways you can help them during the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis. 1. Video call them instead of visiting Many cancer patients (especially those on chemotherapy) will be self-isolating…

BARGAIN ALERT! Health and wellness books are on sale at The Book People

The Book People have a clearance sale on at the moment and there are some really awesome bargains to be had, especially in the Health, Lifestyle & Wellbeing section. I’ve picked a few that I fancy to show you below…

Avoiding COVID-19 Coronavirus – Tips for cancer patients

With two confirmed cases in Ireland as of today, the COVID-19 Coronavirus is the talk of the nation at the moment. As a cancer patient going through chemo, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’ll be doing my best…

This pretty Wellness Planner is a total bargain at only €3.99

Ah you gotta love the deals in the centre aisles of the German retailers! You never know what you might find. This week Aldi has got a pretty Wellness Planner which is a total bargain at only €3.99. With a…

Intimacy after cancer, loss of libido and menopause – By Trina Cleary

Sexual intimacy after cancer treatment is a difficult issue for many. Today we’re joined by Breast Cancer Survivor and Theya Healthcare Ambassador Trina Cleary who shares her thoughts on moving forward with her life after cancer and some of the…

8 minutes of pure relaxation – Weightless by Marconi Union

So this came up in my Instagram feed the other day and I just had to investigate… A song that can reduce anxiety? Really? Now how about that! So I had a listen. And it is lovely. And also very,…

New Year, New Yoga – Mini Flows for 2020 from Yogaru

Our Yoga Expert Ruth from Yogaru recently shared some special mini restorative yoga flow sequences for the New Year with us. Why not try them out at home for some instant calm and connection with yourself – they are simple…

Meditate with Miriam

Miriam Hussey from Soul Space made a special announcement on Instagram yesterday. She will be running a week of guided meditations called Meditate with Miriam on Instagram TV starting from 13 January, completely free and for all levels, including complete beginners.…

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer At All Costs

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday to you, wherever you are. Today’s post on Happy Magazine is a book I’ve found intriguing these past few weeks – Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer At All Costs by Dr Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.…

Your Stories: Finding calm during treatment – By Avril Patton

In March this year, after I found a lump, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. This lump turned out to be a 5cm, grade 3, stage 3 cancerous tumour. This is the day my life changed. There are…

10 little things you should start making time for again

The following article popped into my inbox last week from US-based personal development blog, Marc and Angel. It really touched me and right after reading it, I emailed Angel to ask her if I could re-publish it here for all…

4 inspiring wellness events

Today I’m sharing 4 inspiring wellness events over the next few months that have caught my eye lately. Three are in Dublin and one is in Wexford, and one of them is FREE. I’m hoping to go to them all…

Things I learnt on holiday and why men are better at self-care

I am just back from a ten day holiday with my family. We explored the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Killarney in our camper van, with a few B&Bs sprinkled in for a touch of luxury. We didn’t get…

Niall Breslin’s new podcast series: Where is my Mind?

Songwriter and mental health activist Niall Breslin has launched his own podcast series titled ‘Where is my Mind?’ Available to listen to now across all streaming platforms, the six episode podcast series aims to guide listeners on how to navigate…

How you might feel after cancer treatment and ways to cope

By Orion Talmay, for Happy Magazine. Whether it’s chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or something else, you’re going to experience a whole range of different — and unexpected — emotions after you finish cancer treatment. Of course, some of these will be…

Finding balance – A video from Sadia at Pick Up Limes

Today I’m sharing an older video from Sadia of Pick Up Limes, from March last year. This video is on finding the right balance between work and life – and lately, this is something that is at the forefront of…

An action calendar for July from Action for Happiness

Have you heard of Action for Happiness? It is a UK charity dedicated to building a happier, more caring society. They have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and welcome people of all faiths (or none) and all parts of…

13 simple ways to find the joy in today

Sylvia Diaz is our Fitness Contributor here at Happy Magazine. When she’s not teaching a Zumba class or meeting her clients, Sylvia strives to live her best life. Here are her top tips for living in the moment and finding…

Starting something new: Journaling

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you have all had a great week. It’s lovely to feel the warmth outside once more – it looks like we’re going to have some summer weather after all! I wanted to write a little…

Life after cancer: Dealing with early menopause

As many of us know, cancer can cause all sorts of changes — to your life, to your family, to your work, and, of course, to your body. One of these changes for women might have been unexpected: early menopause.…

Yoga Home Practice Workshop with Ruth from Yogaru

Our Yoga Contributor here at Happy Magazine, Ruth from Yogaru, is holding a unique yoga workshop this Saturday in Dublin on creating a home yoga practice. Including a mini-sequence booklet to take home, this 2-hour workshop aims to help give…

Walking the Camino for Self-Discovery and Positivity

Rebecca Brown writes for us today on her experience of El Camino de Santiago – and why she thinks it is one of the most popular walking routes for self-discovery and positivity in the world. They say that no matter…

Fit for Life – Sarah Ní Riain on the Beacon Hospital’s exercise programme

This week we’re sharing some of the main features in Issue 2 of Happy Magazine here on our website, starting with our cover star interview with Beacon Hospital Cancer Survivor Sarah Ní Riain. Sarah spoke to us about the Hospital’s…

Lifestyle as Medicine – Miriam Hussey at WellFest 2019

This week on Happy Magazine we are sharing all the best bits we enjoyed at WellFest last weekend. Today we have a talk for you by Miriam Kerins Hussey – wife of Gerry, whose powerful video we shared with you…

Podcast Recommendation: Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place

I love a good podcast! My husband had been telling me for years I needed to start listening to them but it was only last year that I took his advice and you know what, he was right (don’t tell…

Self-Discovery and Happiness – Gerry Hussey at WellFest 2019

Yesterday we let you know we would have a new video for you from Gerry Hussey today – his Sunday afternoon WellFest talk on the keys to self-discovery and happiness.  It was completely and utterly inspiring (and I don’t ever…

WellFest Week on Happy Magazine

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you, wherever you are! Contributor Natasha Whelehan and I are just back from an incredible weekend spent in the sun and fun of WellFest 2019. And I really mean it when I say,…

WarOnCancer app – supporting those affected by cancer

Fabian Bolin is a cancer survivor from Sweden with an inspiring mission – creating a free social networking app for everyone affected by cancer. Here’s his story. My name is Fabian Bolin. I am a cancer patient myself, currently in…