Your Stories: Chris Proby on never giving up

Today I’m continuing our new feature on Happy Magazine called Your Stories. As the name suggests, it’s all about you and your cancer story. My aim…

15 podcasts on resilience

Most people define resilience as the ability to spring back during a difficult situation. Or, maybe you know it better as simply being “tough as…

The importance of taking control and being in charge of your health

In light of the current news in the media regarding the Cervical Check scandal, I thought I might take this opportunity to talk about the…

Your Stories: Louise McSharry on the importance of allowing yourself to be cared for during cancer

Today I’m continuing our new feature on Happy Magazine called Your Stories. As the name suggests, it’s all about you and your cancer story. My aim…

Happiness is all in your mind – TEDx Talk

I’ve got a video for you this morning. It’s about 15 minutes long – perfect for having a listen to while you make or eat…

Your Stories: Ger D’Arcy on how cancer has changed him for the better

I’m so delighted to start a brand new feature today on Happy Magazine called Your Stories. As the name suggests, it’s all about you and…

Is cancer harder to cope with when it’s all over?

Today I’m delighted to welcome Chris Proby to Happy Magazine. Chris is 35 years old and has an incredible cancer story. He has beaten cancer…

Wellness from within – By Gerry Hussey

Last year in early July or so, I was in a bad place, mentally. I had acquired a hospital infection called C Difficile a few…

Love lifts us up

Good morning everyone. I came across this image yesterday and it really, really spoke to me. It stopped me in my tracks. My first thought…

“Coming, Ready or Not”

Today Life Coach and Breast Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney joins us to share this beautiful piece about the importance of coming out of hiding after a cancer…

Making the most of cancer treatment pauses

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed is back with us today with a few ideas of how to make the most of any pauses you may get in-between your…

It’s our First Birthday + A Giveaway!

Today, 21 July 2018, Happy Magazine is one year old!! This day last year I posted the very first post here on HappyMagazine.ie and it’s…

Inspiring words from breast cancer survivor Emma Cassidy

Emma Cassidy is a secondary school teacher from Raheny in Dublin. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer this time last year. She underwent…

A few thoughts on resilience

Today’s post is a few thoughts on the resilience of the human spirit. Going through something as traumatic as a cancer experience, as the patient…

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…

Music therapy: Flames

I heard this song for the first time on the radio the other day and loved the melody of it. When I looked it up…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Help us create a “Wall of Strength” on Happy Magazine

Over the last few days I have been receiving messages of encouragement from fellow cancer survivors around the country who read my story and what…

Battling cancer with your war paint on!

We’re delighted to welcome a new contributor to Happy Magazine this morning – Elfreda McGowan is a breast cancer survivor, make-up artist and beauty therapist…

Happy St Patrick’s Day from Happy Magazine

This beautiful video about living in Ireland popped in on our YouTube feed yesterday. We think it’s just wonderful – it made us well up…

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…

Out the Other Side: Stories of Breast Cancer Survival

A few years ago the Marie Keating Foundation partnered with Roche on a campaign and a booklet called Out The Other Side: Stories of Breast…

It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing

It’s the first day of February! Hooray! Our contributor Victoria Lawlor is here today with a beautiful post on how sometimes an illness can be…

The Gift

Cancer has a funny way of changing your life. Sometimes it can be used to change your life for the better, if you let it.…

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…

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…