10 tips for developing a home yoga practice

Ruth from Yogaru joins us today with 10 tips for developing a home yoga practice.  My yoga practice is my comfort blanket, it reminds me that I am perfectly imperfect. I turn to it to find grounding; bring myself back…

Using compassion to heal trauma – A talk from Gerry Hussey

Tonight I attended week 2 of a Survive & Thrive course organised by the Marie Keating Foundation and which I wrote about last week here. I’m finding the course incredibly helpful already. It’s so nice to be able to talk…

‘The Four Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep your way to a Longer, Healthier Life’ by Dr …

Natasha Whelehan joins us again today with a review of her latest non-fiction read, The 4 Pillar Plan by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. You’ve climbed the cancer mountain, been through the rigours of active treatment and now you might want to make…

The Marie Keating Foundation’s Survive & Thrive Programme

For today’s post I’d like to tell you a little bit about the Marie Keating Foundation’s Survive & Thrive Programme for men and women who have finished cancer treatment. Last night was the first meeting of their latest course of…

A post about cleaning. Yes, really

Today I spent most of the afternoon giving our bedroom and en suite bathroom a deep clean. It got me thinking about quite a few things that I thought would be worth sharing here today (stay with me, I promise…

Getting my FitBit back

My husband loves his FitBit watch which I bought for him for Christmas a few years ago. It was a good present! Back then, I had a FitBit band, just one of the basic ones, and we would sort-of competitively…

10 essential oil blends to help you through winter

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with a post on 10 essential oil blends that could help support you through the winter. If you are new to essential oils, read Lorna’s first post, An introduction to essential oils, here. PLEASE…

Quit trying to be superhuman – Time out!

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed joins us today with an article about life after cancer treatment and why we shouldn’t try to be superhuman, too soon. I have been observing you. Watching and learning what you are getting up to and…

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…

Yoga for Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout from Yoga With Adriene

Yoga really helped me through my cancer treatment last year and continues to help me now. If you’ve never done yoga before, today’s post is a video tutorial from Yoga With Adriene on YouTube. It’s a 20 minute home workout…

I Sprained My Mental Health Podcast

It seems awareness about mental health has reached a peak at the moment in Ireland. It seems to be everywhere. And, personally, I think this can only be a good thing. It’s always good to talk, and especially good to…

Restoring the balance between mind, body and home

Ciara Doran, one of our regular contributors here on Happy Magazine, writes for us today about how to make your home a harmonious, comfortable place. Restoring the balance between mind, body and home is the ultimate wellness practice, in my…

The importance of creating a happy vibe when caring

Going through cancer is tough, not only on the patient, but on the patient’s main carer or carers, too. Cancer Therapist Clare Reed joins us today with her top tips on how to create a happy vibe when caring for…

Girl Power: THEYA Healthcare’s post-surgery underwear

THEYA Healthcare are an innovative Irish company that are truly dedicated to what they do – providing women with post-surgery underwear that can actually help you feel better faster I had my breast cancer surgery in June last year. I…

Yoga sequences to support you this autumn/winter

Today Ruth Delahunty joins us from Yogaru with four short yoga sequences you can do at home over the coming colder months to help support your body and mind through the winter. PLEASE NOTE: These sequences will be easier to…

10 tips to sleep better from Downshiftology

You have a lot more control over your sleep than you might think. With a few tips, habits and sleep hacks, you can learn how to sleep better naturally, fall asleep fast and most importantly – stay asleep. Sleep is…

An introduction to essential oils

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with an introduction to essential oils. Lorna will be joining us regularly over the next couple of months to explore essential oils and how they can be used to support your emotional…

Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends

As the hazy end of summer slips away into the cool, crisp days of autumn, it’s nearly time for snuggling up on the sofa and cradling a cup of warm, delicious goodness. Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends – Turmeric Gold, Cacao…

Cooling relief for hot flushes – Nía Facial Hydrating Mist + a Giveaway

If you are going through chemotherapy at the moment, and as a result, chemo-induced menopause, you might be experiencing hot flushes regularly throughout the day and night. Irish skincare brand Nía Natural Beauty have an Intensive Restoring Facial Hydrating Mist that…

Beautiful post-surgery underwear at Bravelle + a Giveaway

Today we have a brand new competition starting here on Happy Magazine! To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the lovely Team at Bravelle in Limerick – Kate and her mum Pauline – are offering two lucky Happy Magazine…

The Fabulous Woman’s Guide Through Cancer

This one’s for all the fabulous women out there. I bought this book online while I was going through treatment last year. I loved it at the time and found it so very helpful. I spotted it the other day…

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 nails.” Either way, having the grit to recover from hardship and keep going is a…

Have you got a question for Clare?

Clare Reed, our Cancer Therapist here at Happy Magazine, will be answering your questions regarding the tools and techniques you can use to help yourself through the challenge of cancer in our first print edition coming out in December. A…

And the winner of our Cancer Care Parcel competition is…

Viv Ryan! Congratulations Viv. Viv entered by leaving a comment on the post. Viv has won a Hospital Survival Pack from Cancer Care Parcel. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got another competition happening on Happy Magazine here, make sure…

Self-employed with cancer – Top Tips

Being self-employed and diagnosed with cancer can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to contend with a potentially life-threatening condition but you have to consider how you are going to run your business and pay your bills too.…

The Full 360 is back + Win tickets!

It’s September and it feels like there are health and wellness events popping up all over the country. They all look great so how do you decide which one’s for you? Alison Canavan’s Full 360 Series Today I want to…

Any cat lovers out there? Aldi’s got some goodies for you this week

Aldi have some gorgeous little cat-themed kitchen goodies in stock, starting from today, Thursday 6 September. I love cats and anything cat-themed always makes me smile! So this post is really just to share a little bit of joy from…

The place to be this weekend – Vitality Expo

This weekend at the RDS in Dublin there will be a brand new natural health and wellbeing event called the Vitality Expo. It looks like it’s going to be a great event so it could make a brilliant plan for…

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 breakfast. It’s a Buddhist nun by the name of Gen Kelsang Nyema at a…