100 ways to beat stress – in today’s Sunday Indo

Why not put your feet up today with your favourite cuppa and the Sunday Independent Life Magazine – health and wellness queen Alison Canavan is sharing her 100 ways to beat stress. I’ll definitely be buying it. I hope you…

Soul Space – More than just an event

Soul Space is an inspiring new event happening on 22 September in Claregalway, Galway. I’ve written about it a little bit already here on Happy Magazine, and today I have all the details for you. I hope I might inspire…

Home Detox Challenge Week 2: Toothpaste

Welcome to Week 2 of the Home Detox Challenge! This challenge involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch of a few of your most-used…

Eat Well During Cancer – Free Guide from the World Cancer Research Fund

We’ve got four copies of a great guide from the World Cancer Research Fund to give away. It’s a booklet for people living with cancer and those having cancer treatment who want to know more about how to cope with…

How to Relax When You Don’t Like Meditation

It seems these days that most articles about relaxation trumpet meditation as the be-all and end-all. But if you are anything like our Cancer Therapist Clare Reed, you may not like meditating. So, what can you do when you know…

Home Detox Challenge Week 1: Hand Soap

I’d like to propose a challenge for you. I’m calling it the Home Detox Challenge and it involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch…

Wellness from within – By Gerry Hussey

Last year in early July or so, I was in a bad place, mentally. I had acquired a hospital infection called C Difficile a few weeks after my lumpectomy surgery and was back in hospital. At the same time I…

Beauty during cancer: Look Good, Feel Better Workshops

Happy Magazine Contributor Ciara Doran joins us today with a guest article about the Look Good, Feel Better Workshops that you may have heard about in your hospital. Ciara explains what they’re all about and how to register for an…

Irish Cancer Society Conference for Cancer Survivorship

Did you know you can join the Irish Cancer Society for their annual free conference for cancer survivors? This year’s Living Well with Cancer conference is taking place in 2 locations across the country: Galway on Saturday, 15 September at the…

Greek Salad from The Little Green Spoon

Those of you that keep an eye on the Happy Magazine Instagram account will have seen that I treated myself to a copy of the cookbook from The Little Green Spoon, aka Indy Power, recently. And boy, oh boy, have…

Essential Oils for Beginners – a free eBook from DoTerra

I really only discovered the power of essential oils during my cancer treatment last year. Before that, I had never really heard of them and thought they were just for burning in pretty oil burners to create a nice smell…

Public talk: ‘Keeping Fit, Stopping Cancer’ from the Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society has announced that its next Decoding Cancer public talk ‘Keeping Fit, Stopping Cancer’ will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 22 August at The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8. The public talk will focus on the role…

Making the most of cancer treatment pauses

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed is back with us today with a few ideas of how to make the most of any pauses you may get in-between your different cancer treatments. Cancer treatment can seem like a never-ending slog, from operations and recuperation…

The new Day to Night Collection from Pukka

Did you know we are big fans of Pukka Teas here at Happy Magazine? My favourite is the Mint Matcha Green tea and it would be a rare day that I don’t have one in the afternoon. I try to…

Cancer Treatment & Lymphoedema

Today I am very pleased to have a special post all about lymphoedema here on Happy Magazine. It has been contributed by the team at Lymphoedema Ireland, a patient support body for people affected by lymphoedema. If you have wondered…

12 Happiness & Wellness Practices Around the World

Today’s post is a fun graphic from Berries.com about different health and wellness practices from around the world. You might recognise some of them as they are reaching Ireland now too (for example, this Quantum Sound Bath event we shared…

Total Body Yoga – Deep Stretch video from Yoga With Adriene

Yesterday morning after my breakfast I felt a little tense. My body felt like it needed a good s-t-r-e-t-c-h out in every direction. As soon as I thought this, my next thought was… yoga. Yoga will fix this! I got my…

How to avoid colds & infections while going through chemo

Your immune system is extremely vulnerable when you are going through chemotherapy. Your medical team will advise you in detail about this and it’s important to follow all of their instructions as carefully as you can. I was very fortunate…

Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives

I came across a free eBook from Chill Insurance this week. It’s about Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives and I thought it might inspire some of you to plan a little stay-cation holiday here in Ireland before the summer’s over. If…

Happiness is an inside job – 12 self-care ideas

Happiness is an inside job. It’s something we’ve all heard before but how many of us have really spent some time thinking about this and what it really means? True happiness and wellbeing comes from within. It does not come…

Anxiety and Perspective Printables from The Happiness Planner

A couple of years ago I worked with The Happiness Planner on some photography of one of their original hardback planners. Since then, I’ve watched their inspiring business grow into a full product range of gorgeous, covetable stationery. I get…

20 minutes for your mind

Back in May I attended WellFest in Kilmainham in Dublin. I still didn’t have a lot of energy after finishing my treatment so I spent a lot of time in the WellMind tent, listening to motivational talks led by Gerry…

Freshii – Healthier food on the go

If you are out and about on the road and stuck for a bit of food, Freshii is a new healthy fast food chain opening in various locations in Ireland. They’ve just opened their fifth store, this time in the…

Helpful guides from Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is a breast cancer support charity in the UK. Their website is full of really helpful information for anyone who is going through breast cancer, either as a patient or the family member/friend of one. In particular…

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…

Recipes for Happiness Video Review + Competition

Today we’re bringing you a video review of The Happy Pear’s latest book, Recipes for Happiness. This is The Happy Pear’s third book, and we think, their most accomplished so far. In this ten-minute video I give you a short tour…

Walking back to good health – the benefits of a daily walk

One day last week while I was out for my daily walk with my little boy, I started thinking about all the many benefits a walk can bring you. We were walking down to our local SuperValu which is about…

Great websites: Kris Carr

I came across Kris Carr a little while ago and thought I’d share her fabulous website with you all. Kris has been living with cancer for over ten years now and has built an incredible business around her new plant-based,…

A meditation for relaxation from The Honest Guys

The day before yesterday I wrote a post about 5 positive changes to make during treatment. The final point was about eliminating stress in your life and discovering yoga, meditation and deep breathing to help with this. Following on from…

5 positive changes to make during treatment

When I think about cancer care, I think the future is going to be a more integrated, whole-body approach. That what we have currently (chemotherapy/surgery/radiotherapy/drug therapy) will evolve to become a model where these hospital-based treatments will be paired with…