Reshaping your New Normal after cancer

The New Normal after cancer is harder than you might expect. Goals of leading a healthier, more balanced life can be difficult to achieve as you adjust to the sand that shifted under your feet, writes Natasha Whelehan. I won’t…

A journey around Earth in real time

Here is something a little different for today’s post on Happy Magazine. My husband was watching this on his laptop the other night and it caught my interest. Then the two of us were sitting side by side, in silence,…

A meditation for the week ahead

Our Reiki Contributor Grainne Nolan joins us today with a 30 minute meditation focused on the Root Chakra. This meditation is about gaining inner strength, balance and the ability to move forward easily, feeling safe and secure. It’s very calming…

Using sound waves to help you sleep

Are steroids keeping you awake during chemo? Our CBT Therapist Clare Reed writes for us today on how sound waves might be able to help you get that much-needed rest you’re looking for. It is one of the most well-known…

The Retreat with Nick Knowles

This week we’ve been watching The Retreat with Nick Knowles on Netflix. The show follows Nick and a diverse group of men and women as they explore detoxing, meditation and mindfulness at a retreat in Thailand for 28 days. You…

A meditation for Sunday from Grainne Nolan

Our Contributor Grainne Nolan joins us today with a peaceful release meditation, perfect for a Sunday evening. Grainne is starting up a new season of her very relaxing weekly meditation group at her home in Lucan on Wednesday 9 January. If you’re…

A meditation for Christmas: The Log Cabin by The Honest Guys

Happy Christmas everyone! The day has finally arrived! We hope that wherever you are this morning, you’re with family and feeling well. We also hope you’re being kind to yourselves and enjoying a little bit of what you fancy this Christmas.…

Day 6: Surviving the Festive Season – 30 minutes of mindfulness and meditation

Today we’re bringing you some tips to help minimise your stress during the festive season along with an inner strength mindfulness meditation. This video is by Grainne Nolan of Reiki Healing From Within on Facebook. Grainne offers holistic health services in Lucan,…

A meditation for relaxation

Miriam Kerins Hussey joins us today with a short meditation for relaxation which explores breathing into all the different areas of our body. Listen to it before you get out of bed, or in the afternoon with a cup of…

December events: Wellness Workshops in Lucan, Co Dublin

Holistic Therapist Grainne Nolan from Reiki Healing From Within will be holding Wellness Workshops this December. The Splendour of Winter – Wellness Workshop Grainne is hosting a small group workshop this December from her home in Lucan, Co. Dublin on…

Creacon Wellness Retreat: Day 2

After an absolutely silent night tucked up in our comfortable beds at Creacon, we both woke before our 7am alarm this morning feeling refreshed – how wonderful. Soon we were on the move and we slipped out of the quiet…

Creacon Wellness Retreat: Day 1

Today’s post comes to you from the restful surroundings of the Creacon Wellness Retreat in New Ross, County Wexford. Myself and a friend arrived here today (Saturday) at about 3pm after a busy morning and a long, slightly stressful drive…

Guided Meditation: A Quiet Harbour from The Honest Guys

Aahh… So yesterday afternoon I wanted to have a few moments to myself. I also wanted to check out the latest meditation from The Honest Guys on YouTube so I could share it with you all here today. So, after…

White Light Meditation

I am so delighted to welcome Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within back to Happy Magazine today. Grainne has specially recorded this beautiful White Light Meditation for Happy Magazine listeners. It’s wonderfully calming and relaxing and will help you let go…

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…

Floating on a Cloud Meditation

The lovely Grainne from Reiki Healing from Within is back with us today with a beautiful meditation called ‘Floating on a Cloud’. I love listening to a meditation in the afternoon when I’m having a little break while my little…

Guided Sleep Meditation

Today we’re bringing you a soothing guided sleep meditation from The Honest Guys on YouTube. Designed to tackle insomnia and sleep issues, this recording features a male guiding voice and gentle music to lull you into a deep level of…

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…

Meditation: Connecting with your heart centre

Today we’re bringing you another beautiful meditation from Grainne of Reiki Healing From Within. Grainne brings us calming meditations like this one on a regular basis, subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a single post. This is a guided…

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…

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

This poem popped up in my social media feed yesterday. I haven’t seen it in years but I remember it from my younger days – my mom loves it and I remember her having a print of it in the…

A beautiful Sunday meditation

Sunday. A day for deep breathing, relaxation, mindfulness, time for you. A day with no pressures. Today we are delighted to be bringing you a new meditation video from Grainne of Reiki Healing From Within. Take some time for you…

Releasing fear meditation

Today we’re bringing you another beautiful meditation from Grainne of Reiki Healing From Within. Grainne has just come onboard as a regular contributor here on Happy Magazine and we couldn’t be more delighted. Grainne will be bringing you calming meditations like…

Surviving the Festive Season – 30 minutes of mindfulness and meditation

Today we’re bringing you some tips to help minimise your stress during the festive season along with an inner strength mindfulness meditation. This video is by Grainne Nolan of Reiki Healing From Within on Facebook. Grainne offers alternative and holistic health services…

Mindful meditation, breathing and Yoga – how it can reduce anxiety and stress in our modern world

Miriam Kerins believes the benefits of yoga go far beyond the physical. Here she tells us why she thinks yoga really is for everyone. Miriam Kerins, The Awakening Today’s world is often referred to as fast paced, busy and chaotic.…

Bedtime gratitude

A wonderful way to fall asleep is to use a tiny object to practice gratitude. At Alison Canavan’s Full 360 event, she gave us all a tiny pebble for this purpose. She told us to keep it on our bedside…

Time for you: Eire Rocks and How To Paint Beautiful Mandalas

We just love Eire Rocks on Facebook – a group dedicated to painting beach rocks and pebbles and leaving them in public places for someone else to find, just to spread a little bit of joy. Here’s how it all works –…