The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k

So we’ve got a GREAT video for you to listen to while you’re having your breakfast today! It’s Sarah Knight’s TEDx Talk about The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k. Have you seen it before? We apologise in advance for the…

WellFest 2018 Headliners

This year’s Wellfest looks like it’s going to be an amazing, inspirational weekend of health and wellbeing! The headliners have just been announced… Presenter-turned-fitness-guru famous for the UK’s Number 1 fitness DVD franchise, Davina McCall, is headlining Saturday and Joe…

Green Cleaning Life Hacks from Roscommon County Council

After a cancer diagnosis, you might be thinking about the hazardous chemicals in everyday household products such as washing up liquid, spray cleaners, polishes, etc. Did you know it is so easy to make your own? Michelle Fallon is a…

Essential & positive reading: Cancer Health Magazine

Cancer Health Magazine is a US publication and cancer health website from New York-based health information company Smart + Strong. Smart + Strong create magazines and websites focused on various health topics and aimed at specific audiences to educate and empower…

Changing places – From looking back to moving forward

Niamh Gaffney is here today with an inspiring and motivational article all about the impact of change on our lives and how we can ultimately use it to our advantage. No matter what we say or do we cannot control change.…

5 ways to look better after cancer treatment

Cancer treatment can leave you feeling exhausted and way past your best. Shaggy hair, dry skin and broken nails are just a few things you can address to start looking (and feeling) better… 1. Get a haircut If your hair…

Yoga For Breast Cancer: Supplementing Medical Treatment With Yoga For Breast Cancer Survivors

A friend of Happy Magazine sent us this lovely yoga sequence especially for people going through or recovering from breast cancer treatment.  60 minutes long with 35 poses, it would make a lovely home workout. If you’re finding it hard…

Energy-boosting green smoothie

Eva from The Healthy Tart is here today with a delicious and healthy recipe for an energy-boosting green smoothie. If you’re in need of a burst of vitamins, why not give this a whirl? How to make a green smoothie…

6 ways to deal with fears after treatment is over

Dealing with fears after treatment is over can be particularly hard. You’re no longer in the embrace of your hospital or treatment centre. They’ve waved you off into the sunset with promises of appointment letters in the future. Your little…

Ireland’s first ‘Cancer Aware Spa’ pledges 20% of all spa cancer care services to Purple House Cancer Support

We first wrote about the Rainforest Spa in Enniskerry way back when we first started Happy Magazine. This year they have marked World Cancer Day by pledging to donate 20% of all the spa cancer care services it carries out in…

Habits of the world’s happiest people

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7 ways to feel better during chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is tough. But so are you. Get stuck in and get yourself through it. Do whatever you can to prevent catching any colds/flus – I put a tiny note on my front door asking all visiting friends/family to wash…

Vegan Rainbow Meal Prep – The Happy Pear

Today we’re bringing you some healthy vegan meal ideas from The Happy Pear’s YouTube channel. In this video they’re sharing how to prep healthy meals for four days, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click the video below to watch.  …

A placemat for mindful eating

On Saturday we shared a great graphic all about the benefits of mindful eating. Today we want to share another graphic from Summer Tomato which we think would make a great placemat to remind you about mindful eating at meal…

Brain training for a more positive you

Are you tired of focusing on what’s going wrong rather than what’s going right? Strengths-based awareness is a technique that will help get you changing the way your brain thinks – moving from a negative pattern to a positive one.…

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Organic Natural Beauty

Today our contributor and all-things-natural expert Ciara Doran is here to tell us all about Neal’s Yard Remedies. We’ve seen the products before but had no idea just what a lovely (and affordable) organic brand this is. I first discovered Neal’s…

6 essential reads on Happy Magazine

Happy Sunday everyone. We hope you’re feeling well and positive wherever you are. Happy Magazine helps us feel positive every day – we hope it’s helping you too. Today we’re sharing some of the most read articles here on Happy…

Mindful eating

We LOVE this graphic on mindful eating from health and wellbeing website Summer Tomato. When was the last time you really, really noticed what and how you eat?

At Home Yoga Sequence: Sun Salutations

We are delighted to welcome a new contributor to Happy Magazine today. Ruth Delahunty is a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher and author of Yogaru.ie, a yoga lifestyle website. She will be joining us regularly with some therapeutic yoga sequences which…

Live Vegan Vibrantly: Free online event

Live Vegan Vibrantly is an upcoming free online event from the US with video content from world-leading doctors, researchers, scientists, award-winning chefs, fitness instructors, best-selling authors, successful entrepreneurs, nutritionists, energy healers and many more. The event will share personal and…

Irish Natural Family Health Conference

The first Irish Natural Family Health Conference is an event that you might be interested in going to. Today we’re bringing you Siobhan Daffy and Niamh O’Connell who are organising the conference in Dublin this March 10-11 to tell you…

How to step forward into change and embrace your new normal

Today we’re bringing you a video from Niamh Gaffney. Niamh is a contributor here on Happy Magazine as well as a life coach, a breast cancer survivor and a mom. We love her straight-talking approach in this video on tackling…

Pat Divilly on living life ‘in love’

We’ve been bringing you the best bits from the recent Fresh Resolutions event here on Happy Magazine over the last couple of weeks. We’ve already covered Alison Canavan’s great opening speech on How to be happy in an inside out world…

Awaken Yoga Retreats

Our contributor Miriam Kerins Hussey from TheAwakening.ie is hosting two amazing wellness retreats from 9-11 February and 9-11 March at the Wild Atlantic Way Yoga centre at the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork. Perhaps it could be just the thing for…

Turmerlicious – And a Giveaway!

We are very excited to be featuring some amazing brands here on Happy Magazine over the coming weeks. These will be businesses with relevant offerings for anyone on a cancer journey. They will be natural and delicious products to try…

PHYT’S Active Organic Skincare

Here at Happy Magazine we love chemical-free products. They are part of our ‘Anti-Cancer Plan’ – that is, our new lifestyle after cancer. PHYT’S is a French skincare brand sold in Dublin and Ireland by the V Claire Beauty Centre in Dublin…

HEAL Documentary: An absolute must

Ladies and gentleman. Can we have a drumroll please? Today we have an incredible recommendation for you. It’s a documentary which we feel should be essential viewing after a cancer diagnosis. It’s called HEAL and it’s available to rent on…

Tackling cancer fears

The hardest part of cancer for me so far has not been the chemotherapy, side effects or hospital visits. The hardest part has been the fear. Fear of not surviving, fear of the statistics, fear of my cancer coming back.…

9 health benefits of walking

I try to get out for a walk every day. If I don’t, I try get exercise some other way – by hoovering the house or doing a home workout, or going out to a yoga class. Thirty minutes of…

How to protect your family from colds and flus naturally

We are delighted to have Lorna McCormack join Happy Magazine as a contributor. Lorna is a nutritionist, living foods instructor and specialist in essential oils and herbs. Lorna’s journey to a plant-based lifestyle was fueled by her personal health challenges and family…