Starting the day right

Helen’s Breakfast Seed Toppings are a quick and easy way to boost your breakfast. They can be added to cereal, porridge, yogurt or smoothies and are a great source of omega 3 and fibre. Made without wheat, the milled varieties…

Healthy meals to reheat and eat – Kayla’s Kitchen

We came across Kayla’s Kitchen in this month’s issue of IMAGE magazine and we’re so glad we did. We think their business idea is just fantastic and in particular so helpful for anyone going through cancer or a serious injury…

Natural and organic sun protection from PHYT’S

With the warmer weather here (isn’t it just fabulous?) I’ve been hunting high and low for some natural and organic sun protection these last few weeks. I even wrote a post all about Juice Beauty’s sun range (which looks amazing!)…

Summer Life Enhancing Workshops from Grainne Nolan

Grainne Nolan, one of our regular contributors here on Happy Magazine with her beautiful meditations, is holding three Summer Life Enhancing Workshops over the next couple of months. They’re going to be a really enjoyable way to spend a few…

How to help your adult child through their cancer

Today we are very pleased to introduce a new contributor here on Happy Magazine. Clare Reed is a CBT Cancer Therapist and also a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor. Clare is going to be joining us here on the website…

Easy summer recipes from Liezl Jayne

Today’s post is another one of Liezl Jayne Strydom’s videos on YouTube. We love this video where she shares her favourite easy summer recipes – some of them are so easy they’re not really recipes at all – but it…

Get your juice on! Budget juicers and blenders in Lidl this fortnight

Making fresh green juices at home is a great way to get revitalising goodness into you first thing in the morning. However, home juicers can be expensive, messy to clean and difficult to use. If you have been considering purchasing…

A happiness roadmap from Matthew McConaughey

This short video of actor Matthew McConaughey speaking about finding your way to happiness is just great. He talks about the difference between chasing happiness and choosing joy, gratitude, habits that lead to success and the importance of taking even…

Sonder Ireland – How many of these places have you been?

This video about Ireland first came out a couple of years ago. I loved it so much then and have never forgotten it. This morning when I woke up, the name of it popped into my head and I thought…

Day trips: Ferns Castle, Wexford

If you are in the Wexford area, I’ve got a little suggestion for you for a little day trip. Ferns Castle in the small village of Ferns, Co Wexford is a lovely heritage site to visit even if you are…

Flahavan’s Overnight Oats

I’ve found a handy little breakfast number for these warmer summer months – Flahavan’s Overnight Oats with Apple & Raspberry. It’s a combination of oats, apple, raspberries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a convenient mix. There’s no added sugar…

How To Face Up To And Address My Mental Health – Audience Q&A from WellFest 2018

I’m not normally a fan of audience Q&A sessions but this one was different. In this afternoon session from WellFest last weekend, Psychologists Gerry Hussey and Dr Clare Kambamettu and Physiotherapist Scott Murphy answered questions from the audience in the…

An event like no other: Soul Space – The Experience

Soul Space is an event coming up in September this year focused on health and wellbeing. We think it’s going to be an amazing day with the potential to really change your life. Gerry and Miriam Hussey, both contributors here on…

Free Summer Wellness Events

Wowee! Check out this amazing community initiative happening from 17 June in Clondalkin, Dublin – free summer weekend wellness events including yoga, mental health talks, pilates, mindfulness and reiki. Organised by Somers Psychotherapy, the events are run free for the…

Just diagnosed? Start here

One of the best parts about doing Happy Magazine are the emails I receive from people who contact me to let me know that they’ve found my website and that it’s helping them through their own cancer journey. I live…

The Power of the Subconscious Mind – Psychologist Gerry Hussey speaking at WellFest this weekend

This weekend we packed all our camera gear and headed to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for this year’s epic WellFest event. And boy, we sure weren’t disappointed. We had plans to cover the WellYoga, WellSoul and WellTalk stages but in…

Where to eat healthy in Kildare: Beetroot, Maynooth

If you’re visiting Maynooth any time soon we’ve got a great recommendation for where to get some healthy and delicious vegan/vegetarian food – a real gem of a café called Beetroot. Located just off the Main Street in Maynooth in…

10 uses of fish oil for better health

Do you supplement with a fish oil? There are some great benefits to be had from a regular fish oil supplement or regular oily fish meals in your diet. Check out today’s graphic below on 10 uses of fish oil…

Making time for little self-care treats

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about the importance of making time for little self-care treats in my life. Self-care is something that can easily be forgotten in the normal busyness of day-to-day life but I really…

The WellFest timetable has been announced and it looks GREAT

WellFest – Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival – has just announced details of the full line-up and schedule for its upcoming event. The festival, in association with KBC, is taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 12…

Holy Shit, You’ve Got Cancer

So I’ve got something amazing for you today. Check out this incredible woman’s free online guide to dealing with a cancer diagnosis – Holy Shit, You’ve Got Cancer (A Quick Start Guide). I’ve been reading it and re-reading it since I…

Upcoming events for breast cancer patients and survivors

Two public talks that will be of interest to breast cancer patients and survivors are taking place over the next week in Dublin, organised by Breast-Predict, the Irish Cancer Society’s breast cancer research centre. Here are the details… Taking Charge…

Day trips: Trim Castle, Co. Meath

If you’re currently on a cancer journey you will know that a good day out of the house can do wonders for your wellbeing. If you are going through chemotherapy and staying away from crowded places, or if your energy…

The Raven App – Bringing beauty to you at home or even in hospital + A Giveaway!

All women know the power of getting a great blow-dry or manicure, right? It’s a sure-fire way to give yourself a boost when you’re feeling out of sorts. Now you don’t even have to leave the house (or your hospital…

Using affirmations to feel more positive

Happy Monday everyone! Another week here, how will you be spending it? There was a very positive reaction to my post a few days ago on my Wellbeing Mantra or use of positive affirmations to replace negative thinking, so I thought…

My Wellbeing Mantra

So there are always two voices going on in my head. One voice which is positive and strong and another one which is, you guessed it, negative and weak. These voices are always talking and at any point, one or…

Bottled sunshine – Non-toxic tanning products

Our Beauty Writer Elfreda McGowan is here today with everything you need to know about using tanning products after cancer. You don’t have to rule them out of your life! She’s got all the info on the safest products to…

5 ways to get your day off to a great start

1. Make your bed I know, I know, we’ve all heard this one before. However, there is something really wonderful about getting out of bed in the morning and making it right away. It’s a positive first step, a small…

Salad Pizza from The Happy Pear

At last the temperatures around Ireland are starting to warm up… But shh, don’t tell anyone in case the Beast from the East gets wind of it…! Today we’re bringing you a tasty video recipe from the boys at The…