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…

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…