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…

Using compassion to heal trauma – A talk from Gerry Hussey

Tonight I attended week 2 of a Survive & Thrive course organised by the Marie Keating Foundation and which I wrote about last week here. I’m finding the course incredibly helpful already. It’s so nice to be able to talk…

‘The Four Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep your way to a Longer, Healthier Life’ by Dr …

Natasha Whelehan joins us again today with a review of her latest non-fiction read, The 4 Pillar Plan by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. You’ve climbed the cancer mountain, been through the rigours of active treatment and now you might want to make…

Throwback Post: Wicklow Cottage Escape, Glendalough

This is a post I first published here on Happy Magazine last November. It’s about a lovely two-day cottage break I had with my husband and baby son this time last year, while I was still going through my treatment.…

A post about cleaning. Yes, really

Today I spent most of the afternoon giving our bedroom and en suite bathroom a deep clean. It got me thinking about quite a few things that I thought would be worth sharing here today (stay with me, I promise…

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,…

Getting my FitBit back

My husband loves his FitBit watch which I bought for him for Christmas a few years ago. It was a good present! Back then, I had a FitBit band, just one of the basic ones, and we would sort-of competitively…

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…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for October

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about three favourite new things she’s enjoying. Ruth has very kindly allowed us to re-post these here on Happy Magazine going forward…

Yoga for Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout from Yoga With Adriene

Yoga really helped me through my cancer treatment last year and continues to help me now. If you’ve never done yoga before, today’s post is a video tutorial from Yoga With Adriene on YouTube. It’s a 20 minute home workout…

Apps for a cancer experience – Part 1

We’ve been thinking about apps that are helpful for a cancer journey. And there are so many! So we’ve decided to start a new series. Today’s post is Part 1 and includes 12 apps. Whatsapp Whatsapp is a popular messaging…

I Sprained My Mental Health Podcast

It seems awareness about mental health has reached a peak at the moment in Ireland. It seems to be everywhere. And, personally, I think this can only be a good thing. It’s always good to talk, and especially good to…

Restoring the balance between mind, body and home

Ciara Doran, one of our regular contributors here on Happy Magazine, writes for us today about how to make your home a harmonious, comfortable place. Restoring the balance between mind, body and home is the ultimate wellness practice, in my…

Fancy starring in a new fashion show on RTÉ?

A production company called DSP have been in touch with us here at Happy Magazine with details of a new TV fashion show they are creating for RTÉ. They are looking for men or women who might like to take…

Writing an Autumn Bucket List

I love this time of year. Well, really I love the changing of all the seasons, one into another – it’s a great opportunity to change/refresh routines and start new habits. But summer changing to autumn has to be one…

Girl Power: THEYA Healthcare’s post-surgery underwear

THEYA Healthcare are an innovative Irish company that are truly dedicated to what they do – providing women with post-surgery underwear that can actually help you feel better faster I had my breast cancer surgery in June last year. I…

Yoga sequences to support you this autumn/winter

Today Ruth Delahunty joins us from Yogaru with four short yoga sequences you can do at home over the coming colder months to help support your body and mind through the winter. PLEASE NOTE: These sequences will be easier to…

10 tips to sleep better from Downshiftology

You have a lot more control over your sleep than you might think. With a few tips, habits and sleep hacks, you can learn how to sleep better naturally, fall asleep fast and most importantly – stay asleep. Sleep is…

An introduction to essential oils

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with an introduction to essential oils. Lorna will be joining us regularly over the next couple of months to explore essential oils and how they can be used to support your emotional…

Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends

As the hazy end of summer slips away into the cool, crisp days of autumn, it’s nearly time for snuggling up on the sofa and cradling a cup of warm, delicious goodness. Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends – Turmeric Gold, Cacao…

An Instagram account you need in your life – Yogaru

Guys and girls, today I want to share with you an Instagram account I am really enjoying at the moment and that’s the Yogaru Ireland instagram account run by none other than our own Yoga Ruth/Yoga Guru Ruth Delahunty. Ruth…

It’s Cancer Week: 24-30 September 2018

Cancer has touched every family in every community in Ireland. Cancer Week is about opening up a national conversation about cancer and for communities and organisations, large and small, to be part of that conversation this September. Cancer Week is taking…

Highlights from Soul Space: Gerry Hussey on Healing Trauma

The Soul Space event I was so looking forward to happened this weekend. Very early on Saturday morning, my husband, toddler and I tumbled into our campervan and hit the road to Galway. We arrived at the beautiful venue, Claregalway…

Trying to get healthy again – Liezl Jayne on YouTube

I’ve shared a few of Liezl Jayne’s videos here on Happy Magazine and today I have her latest for you. Liezl Jayne has been suffering with a number of health issues for the last number of years, the main one…

Healthy Habits Store in Wicklow & Online

Today’s post is about the Healthy Habits store in Quarantine Hill in Co. Wicklow and online at healthyhabs.com. I came across a mention of Healthy Habits recently in Positive Life magazine and decided to check it out online. They have…

Little Green Goddess Soup from The Little Green Spoon

Today’s post is a delicious soup recipe from Indy Power, aka The Little Green Spoon. Indy so kindly lets us re-share her recipes here on Happy Magazine – a little while ago we shared this lovely Greek Salad from her website…

15 podcasts on resilience

Most people define resilience as the ability to spring back during a difficult situation. Or, maybe you know it better as simply being “tough as nails.” Either way, having the grit to recover from hardship and keep going is a…