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…

Tuna Avocado Macaroni Salad

Isn’t the weather just glorious? I find it so much easier to get up in the morning when you see the sunshine streaming in from the early hours. We’re not accustomed to this heat though, are we? I know all…

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? The power of massage

Did you know that massage therapy can still be possible during and after cancer treatment? Caroline Warren from the Touch Therapy Centre in Cork is back with us today with 3 things a massage can help you with right now.…

Kayla’s Kitchen – Free Delivery Coupon

A couple of week’s ago we wrote here on Happy Magazine all about Kayla’s Kitchen and their healthy meals which you can order straight to your home. There was a great reaction to the post and since then Paula at…

Writing a Summer Bucket List

With the beautiful warm weather here in Ireland this week, everyone is wiping down their patio furniture and getting out to enjoy the rays. It’s perfect weather for making wonderful family memories around the BBQ, in the park or at…

Courgette, Avocado and Strawberry Salad

Our Food contributor, Eva Burg from The Healthy Tart is with us today with a fresh and vibrant summer salad, perfect for this warmer weather. This courgette, avocado and strawberry salad and the purchase of a spiralizer have quickly changed…

Finding joy after cancer

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed is back with us today with a post all about bringing joy back into your life after cancer. For some people finding their joy in life after cancer seems to be nearly nigh on impossible. For…

Vitality Expo – 8-9 September

The RDS in Dublin will be transformed for the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September for a new health and wellbeing event called Vitality Expo. Experts on natural health, wellbeing, nutrition and natural skincare will speak at the…

The Little Book of Positivity

I love this Little Book of Positivity from Lucy Lane. I keep it beside my bed and dip into it every now and then. Sometimes I look at it just before I go to bed or other times in the…