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…

At Home Yoga Sequence: Gentle Morning Flow

It’s the start of a new week – Happy Monday everyone! Today our contributor Ruth Delahunty from Yogaru.ie is bringing you a Gentle Morning Flow yoga sequence that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Click to enlarge //…

What is Reiki?

Have you heard of Reiki? It’s a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that can also promote healing. It can be a lovely complementary therapy for cancer. Grainne Nolan of Reiki Healing From Within explains it in more detail in…

Complementary therapies for cancer

Jenny McElvaney is a Nutritional Therapist based in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. She has also beaten breast cancer twice. She joins us today to explain what complementary therapies are and how they might be able to help you.  The Irish Cancer…

Essential viewing: HEAL

Good morning all. This is a post from back in January but we really think it’s worth sharing with you again in case you missed it. It’s a documentary which we feel should be essential viewing after a cancer diagnosis.…

12 strategies for getting through cancer treatment

I found the first few months after receiving my breast cancer diagnosis the worst. Looking back now, I remember being so terrified. So scared that my life was over, that my little boy would never know me, that my parents…

6 more steps to boost your health

Today we’re adding to yesterday’s six ways to boost your health with six more habits to start building into your life. We just love these – this is the pathway to truly good health! Thanks to our contributor Miriam Kerins…

How to make Hummus

Did you see the great Meal Prep video we shared on Sunday from Downshiftology? In it, Lisa mentioned her quick and easy method for making her own hummus – this is the video she was talking about. Mmm… Hummus and…

Healthy meal prep for the whole week

A big part of our Anti-Cancer Plan here at Happy Magazine is healthy eating. We have slowly but surely transitioned to a much healthier way of eating over the last six months. Now whole foods are the name of the…

The 10 best essential oils for anxiety

Lorna McCormack is back with us today with an article on the best essential oils to use for anxiety. PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently receiving cancer treatment, you must check with your medical team before beginning the use of…

Yoga for Compassion

How about an invigorating and satisfying yoga session in the comfort of your own home today?  We did this great hour-long practice from Yoga With Adriene during the snow and it’s wonderful. We felt revitalised and energetic afterwards and loved…

Mindfulness, meditation and yoga on Girls With Goals

Take a breath with this week’s episode of the Girls With Goals podcast from Her.ie. Niamh Maher is joined by former model, motivational speaker and health and wellness champion Alison Canavan as she describes her journey through mindfulness and meditation…

Free Cancer Resources

Here at Happy Magazine HQ, we’ve been collecting a fair few cancer resources along our own journey. They are piling up here, so we thought we’d add this page to show you what we have. If you see anything here…

Cut your recurrence risk with help from the Marie Keating Foundation

Like many people, you may feel that cancer is down to bad luck or genes. However, did you know that 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented if we made simple changes to 5 parts of our everyday life? That…

Register now for WellGood

WellGood is a new and completely free 30-day plan, featuring tips on nutrition, mindset, exercise and more beginning on 3 April.  A collaboration between KBC Bank and WellFest, the programme is brought to you by WellGood ambassadors performance psychologist Gerry…

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…