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…

Sleep is the new fitness trend

The first things that come to mind when we think about fitness are high-intensity exercises paired with a good nutrition plan. But, while fitness and nutrition are clearly related, by focusing too much on only these two factors, it is…

Feel the joy: Walk or run the Women’s Mini Marathon with friends this June

The 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend on Sunday 2 June at 2pm. Why not round up a few friends and family for this fun day and walk or run together –…

Podcast Recommendation: Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations – Deepak Chopra: Creating Harmony

I did something I’ve never done before yesterday. I listened to the same podcast episode twice in one day. Yes, really. Why? Well, it was so good the first time, I needed to hear it again. And, it was complex…

Feeling hot hot hot! Practical tips to cope with night sweats

Finally, winter is over. We’ve had a few glorious days of real sunshine and everywhere I look I see sunglasses, sandals, floaty dresses – summer is coming. But part of me hopes it’s not going to be as hot as…

1 hour of workout music

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been having a lovely Easter Weekend? Hasn’t the weather just been glorious in Dublin? How has it been in the rest of the country? Today I have a 1 hour workout music video…

5 super presenters at WellFest this year

WellFest, Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival, returns on 11-12 May 2019 and we can’t wait. WellFest is a two-day weekend festival presenting the best fitness experts, exciting new forms of movement, global yoga sensations, psychology and mindfulness practitioners,…

Mental fitness – A podcast worth listening to from Dr Rangan Chatterjee

I am a huge fan of Dr Rangan Chatterjee, and look forward to new episodes of his podcast Feel Better, Live More on a weekly basis. For anyone with an interest in health and wellness the podcast is a great…

Simple morning habits to start your day right

Sylvia Diaz joins us today with her first fitness/wellbeing post here on Happy Magazine. Today Sylvia has a few suggestions for your morning routine to help you have a productive day, no matter what you’re doing. Have you ever noticed…

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

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her March favourites. Yogamatters When I first discovered Yogamatters, I was like a kid in a candy shop! Back then,…

New Contributor: Fit with Sylvia will be joining Happy Magazine

I am delighted to announce we will have an Exercise and Fitness Contributor joining the Happy Magazine writing team from next week. Her name is Sylvia and she will be contributing posts on exercise and wellness every fortnight on HappyMagazine.ie.…

Jelle Damhuis on beating cancer twice and the Untire App

We’ve shared the Untire App here on Happy Magazine before – we love it. Developed to help beat cancer fatigue, we think it’s a really helpful tool for anyone going through cancer. Today, Jelle Damhuis joins us to tell his…

At Home Yoga Sequence: Gentle Morning Flow

It’s the start of a new week! Time to begin fresh. Today our contributor Ruth from Yogaru is sharing her Gentle Morning Flow yoga sequence with us again. This is one of our most popular posts here on Happy Magazine. We…

Stress, clutter and Chemo Coats

Natasha Whelehan on the The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the results of her recent wardrobe declutter. Since my cancer diagnosis, managing my stress levels is something that has become extremely important to me. After all, stress will…

Throwback Post: Bedtime gratitude

A wonderful way to fall asleep at night is to use a tiny object to practice gratitude. This is something I started doing after Alison Canavan suggested it at one of her Full 360 wellness events I attended some time…

The body-mind connection – Going beyond mindfulness

Judith Ashton is a Body-Mind Therapist based in Co Kilkenny. She joins us today with a post on her thoughts on bodily emotional expression and how it can be a helpful therapy when dealing with anger, grief and trauma. I…

An attitude of gratitude

The following is an extract from Cathy McCarthy’s book, Not The Year You Had Planned, on the subject of gratitude. I asked for Cathy’s permission to share this particular extract here today as our loose theme this month on Happy…