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 weeks after my lumpectomy surgery and was back in hospital. At the same time I…

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 was, it’s love lifting him up. And I loved that. Because isn’t that what lifts…

“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 experience. My little boy loves to play hide and seek. He runs off and hides…

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 different cancer treatments. Cancer treatment can seem like a never-ending slog, from operations and recuperation…

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 been a wonderful 365 days since then. For those of you who may have only…

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 double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and is almost finished her treatment journey now. This…

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 or a family member/friend of one, can leave you feeling quite changed as a person.…

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 and choosing joy, gratitude, habits that lead to success and the importance of taking even…

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 on YouTube then I looked for the lyric video and now I like it even…

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…

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…

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…

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 and she’ll be joining us regularly to share her best beauty tips for a cancer…

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 a little at the end! This is what is so amazing about where we live……

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.…

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 Cancer Survival. The initiative aimed to offer encouragement to cancer survivors and also those living…

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 a positive catalyst for change. Have you got time to grab a cuppa and enjoy?…

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. Have a look at today’s video to see what we mean…

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…

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year everyone. We wish you all an abundance of health and happiness this year. We all know that New Year is a time for goal-setting and resolutions. Have you been thinking of any for yourself? Maybe you’d like…

#NewYearsResolutions: 5 fabulous wellness events + exclusive discount codes!

Are you thinking of investing in YOU this New Year? Today we’re rounding up the details of five great Wellness events taking place across the country – maybe there’s something in here for you?   1. Fresh Resolutions Fresh Resolutions…

Free Printable 2018 Calendar

We love this free printable calendar from Simple As That – a handy tool to help us plan a wonderful 2018! What have you got planned for the New Year? We have lots in store and big hopes and dreams…

Thought for the day

Today’s post is just a brief one – a message that we all need to hear and remember. Wherever you are on your cancer journey, we hope this helps you today.

Merry Christmas from Happy Magazine!

The day has finally arrived! Happy Christmas everyone! We hope that wherever you are this morning, you’re with family and feeling well. For the day that’s in it, we have a little gift for you… Four motivational images to save…

A Christmas Eve message

Aah… we love Christmas Eve. It’s the day when everyone (and everything) comes together at last in time for Christmas. At around 9pm, we feel a hush falls across the country as everyone breathes out a collective sigh and settles…

Fresh Resolutions + a discount code!

With Christmas fast approaching, it seems everywhere we look are gift ideas. Facebook is full of competitions, our Twitter feed is bursting with gift guides. With New Year just around the corner, tickets for Wellness events in January and the…

The 10 great life lessons cancer has taught me

We came across this article recently and knew we just had to get permission to re-publish it here for you. We feel it’s a game-changer, maybe even a life-changer. It’s an article that had us nodding and sighing with agreement…