Have you entered our CanPlan Giveaway?

Have you heard of the CanPlan? It’s a unique planner specifically for people going through cancer, created by US-based Sharon Kim after her mother’s own battle with cancer. Sharon initially launched the CanPlan on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, and it is…

Healthy Habits from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone! We’re back today with another video from Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. Today we’re sharing Sadia’s Healthy Habits video and downloadable checklist. We love the positive ideas in this and find it really inspiring.…

Cliff at Lyons spa evenings

Is it time you booked yourself a special treat? The Well in the Garden at the Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare will host a series of unique spa evenings over the next couple of months. Enjoy a welcome glass of homemade…

Don’t lose your #JanuaryHealthGoals motivation – Visit your local LloydsPharmacy for support

Did you set some health goals this January? Are you losing the motivation to continue with them? Your local LloydsPharmacy may be able to help. All 91 LloydsPharmacy stores nationwide are running a FREE 8-week health programme called Change Your Health Direction,…

Healthy Morning Habits from Pick Up Limes

We came across the very lovely Sadia and her YouTube channel Pick Up Limes recently and we just love it. Sadia is a Canadian foodie and Dietetics Graduate currently living in The Netherlands. She now works as a YouTube content creator…

Yoga for Lymphoedema

There is a Yoga for Lymphoedema course starting this Saturday 19 January at 11:45am in Islandbridge, Dublin 8. If you (or someone you know) is affected by lymphoedema and are interested in trying yoga to help with self-care, peer support and symptom…

A 30 day yoga journey with Yoga With Adriene

Yoga, yoga, yoga… How I missed you. Somehow you fell off my list of priorities in the run-up to Christmas and even in the early days of this new year. But, no, not anymore, I’m so glad you’re back in…

Numi Decaf Ginger Lemon Tea

All my lovely New Year decluttering came to a sudden halt a few days ago with the arrival of a head cold. I’ve been taking things easy and enjoying this Decaf Ginger Lemon tea while I wait for it to…

The CanPlan – A planner to help you through cancer + A Giveaway!

Have you heard of the CanPlan? It’s a unique planner specifically for people going through cancer, created by US-based Sharon Kim after her mother’s own battle with cancer. Sharon initially launched the CanPlan on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, and it is…

A Buddha Bowl Builder and a few words on diet and cancer

Healthy eating is always on the top of our list in January, and this year in particular, it seems everywhere we look we are being encouraged to eat more plant-based meals or even convert completely to being a vegetarian or…

Your New Normal – A free online course for the New Year from Directionality

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! We’ve got some exciting news for you today. Psychology Coach and Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney from Directionality is offering 30 Happy Magazine readers a place on a FREE* online course with her this January. Aiming…

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

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 December favourites. Seedlip What do you drink when you’re not drinking? Inspired by The Art of Distilling published…

Fresh Resolutions is back – and it looks like a great way to kickstart your 2019

Last year we attended the inaugural Fresh Resolutions event in the RDS and it was an inspiring way to kick off the New Year. We were delighted to see the event is making a return and will be happening again…

Throwback Post: Making time for little self-care treats

St Stephen’s Day – a great day for a little bit of self-care after all the Christmas mayhem! This is a post I first shared here on Happy Magazine a few months ago with some of my favourite self-care treats.…

7 Tips For Staying Healthy Over The Holidays (Without Ruining Your Fun)

Lorna McCormack joins us today with her top tips for staying healthy over the holidays, while still enjoying yourself. Can you believe the holiday season is upon us already? I know, I’m with you – it’s crazy how fast time flies…

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear in conversation with Sue Leonard

Bestselling authors Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear twins, David and Stephen Flynn, are holding a joint evening event as part of the Healthy Ireland program in January. 24 January 2019 at 8.00pm Tickets €12 & €15 Venue: dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire,…

Untire – An app for beating cancer fatigue

We were delighted to find out all about an app called Untire this week. Developed in The Netherlands by a team of psychologists and researchers specialised in psycho-oncology, Untire aims to help cancer patients and survivors understand and beat cancer…

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

Natasha Whelehan joins us today with a review of The Little Book of Hygge and suggests it might be a great stocking filler for some friends and family in your life. The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to…

Day 11: Vegan-ish by Holly White Book Giveaway

Today marks our 11th Day of Christmas fun here at Happy Magazine and our latest festive surprise for you is one final giveaway – the new Vegan-ish recipe book by Holly White.  Whether you are already a committed vegan or just curious…

Day 8: Yoga for the Festive Season

On the 8th Day of Christmas, Ruth gave to us… A Simple Christmas Yoga Flow! The lovely Ruth at Yogaru has developed this home yoga sequence for us, to help us survive the festive season with our sanity intact. All…

Day 6: Surviving the Festive Season – 30 minutes of mindfulness and meditation

Today we’re bringing you some tips to help minimise your stress during the festive season along with an inner strength mindfulness meditation. This video is by Grainne Nolan of Reiki Healing From Within on Facebook. Grainne offers holistic health services in Lucan,…

Day 5: Grand Prizes – FitBit Giveaway!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Day 5 of our #12DaysOfChristmas. Today we are revealing the details of our GRAND PRIZES which we will be giving away at the end of our #12Days series! The lovely people at FitBit have…

The Body Coach #28DaysOfSweat Challenge

Last night at my weekly Survive & Thrive group, one of the women mentioned the Joe Wick’s YouTube videos as a great place to start for home workout inspiration. Today, I typed in Joe Wicks into my YouTube search bar…

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

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. Ruth has very kindly allowed us to re-post these here on Happy Magazine and we’re very grateful. Ruth strives to…

An easy video recipe for butternut squash soup from Downshiftology

Mmm… Butternut squash soup – is there really anything better for lunch on a cold and rainy day? I love this latest recipe video from Lisa at Downshiftology. This soup is super simple to make – you don’t even have…

December events: Wellness Workshops in Lucan, Co Dublin

Holistic Therapist Grainne Nolan from Reiki Healing From Within will be holding Wellness Workshops this December. The Splendour of Winter – Wellness Workshop Grainne is hosting a small group workshop this December from her home in Lucan, Co. Dublin on…

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.…