Throwback Post: My reiki experience

A little while ago the lovely Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within invited me to come for a reiki session with her at her home in Lucan, Co Dublin. I love Grainne’s beautiful meditations and couldn’t wait to experience what…

Healthy Morning Habits from Pick Up Limes

We came across the very lovely Sadia and her YouTube channel Pick Up Limes recently and we just love it. Sadia is a Canadian foodie and Dietetics Graduate currently living in The Netherlands. She now works as a YouTube content creator…

Beat the January blues with these budget beauty tips

Cancer journey or not, January can be a bit of a depressing month. The nights are longer and the weather is bleak, neither of which are helpful when our mood might be a little lower. Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan…

Yoga for Lymphoedema

There is a Yoga for Lymphoedema course starting this Saturday 19 January at 11:45am in Islandbridge, Dublin 8. If you (or someone you know) is affected by lymphoedema and are interested in trying yoga to help with self-care, peer support and symptom…

A 30 day yoga journey with Yoga With Adriene

Yoga, yoga, yoga… How I missed you. Somehow you fell off my list of priorities in the run-up to Christmas and even in the early days of this new year. But, no, not anymore, I’m so glad you’re back in…

Music therapy: A little romance

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all feeling well today. Some of you already know I love a little bit of American Country music… Today’s post is some of my favourite country music videos that are also seriously romantic.…

Numi Decaf Ginger Lemon Tea

All my lovely New Year decluttering came to a sudden halt a few days ago with the arrival of a head cold. I’ve been taking things easy and enjoying this Decaf Ginger Lemon tea while I wait for it to…

The difference between self-compassion and self-esteem – a TEDx Talk by Kristin Neff

With January here, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of self-compassion. You might be weighing yourself down under all sorts of new resolutions, aims and goals. Or perhaps those notorious January Blues have found you and you can’t…

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…

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – A new series on Netflix that’s just right for January

If you’re looking for some inspiration to get your house decluttered and spring-cleaned this January, Netflix has a new show that may be able to help you with that. In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps…

Inspiration from the Inside Out movie… And last chance to register for Niamh’s New Normal Course

Good morning everyone. How are you all? And how was your first day of 2019 yesterday? Was it perfect? No? No, mine wasn’t either, but life isn’t perfect, is it? But, my day had some really great parts. Yes, I…

Happy New Year from Happy Magazine!

We hope you all had a lovely evening last night and a peaceful start to the New Year this morning. I love the start of a New Year. It’s the ultimate clean slate and new beginning, filled with promise and…

Your New Normal – A free online course for the New Year from Directionality

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! We’ve got some exciting news for you today. Psychology Coach and Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney from Directionality is offering 30 Happy Magazine readers a place on a FREE* online course with her this January. Aiming…

Changing thoughts of FEAR into thoughts of LOVE – A mindfulness technique

I’ve been practicing a quick mindfulness technique lately that I thought I might share with you. I’m finding it works quite well for me and perhaps it might do the same for you. Whenever I have thoughts of fear –…

Fresh Resolutions is back – and it looks like a great way to kickstart your 2019

Last year we attended the inaugural Fresh Resolutions event in the RDS and it was an inspiring way to kick off the New Year. We were delighted to see the event is making a return and will be happening again…

Throwback Post: Making time for little self-care treats

St Stephen’s Day – a great day for a little bit of self-care after all the Christmas mayhem! This is a post I first shared here on Happy Magazine a few months ago with some of my favourite self-care treats.…

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.…

7 Tips For Staying Healthy Over The Holidays (Without Ruining Your Fun)

Lorna McCormack joins us today with her top tips for staying healthy over the holidays, while still enjoying yourself. Can you believe the holiday season is upon us already? I know, I’m with you – it’s crazy how fast time flies…

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear in conversation with Sue Leonard

Bestselling authors Dr Rangan Chatterjee and The Happy Pear twins, David and Stephen Flynn, are holding a joint evening event as part of the Healthy Ireland program in January. 24 January 2019 at 8.00pm Tickets €12 & €15 Venue: dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire,…

Untire – An app for beating cancer fatigue

We were delighted to find out all about an app called Untire this week. Developed in The Netherlands by a team of psychologists and researchers specialised in psycho-oncology, Untire aims to help cancer patients and survivors understand and beat cancer…

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

Natasha Whelehan joins us today with a review of The Little Book of Hygge and suggests it might be a great stocking filler for some friends and family in your life. The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to…

Ciúin Spa’s Cancer Care Touch Treatments

Have you been to the Slieve Russell Hotel? Their innovative Spa offers a selection of Cancer Care Touch Treatments suitable for people living with and beyond cancer. The Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club is an award-winning Spa Hotel set…

Day 12: Winners revealed + Using Christmas carols for inspiration

Today we are excited to reveal the winners of all of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! If you took the time to enter, THANK YOU and we hope you find your name below. If you don’t, don’t despair, we…

Day 9: €50 Gift Card Giveaway for Chemo Headwear from Hairless Beauty

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the very lovely Zaneta Malkiewicz. Zaneta runs chemo headwear business Hairless Beauty and as well as that, is a busy mum and wife. She is also a fearless cancer survivor and recently shared…

Day 8: Yoga for the Festive Season

On the 8th Day of Christmas, Ruth gave to us… A Simple Christmas Yoga Flow! The lovely Ruth at Yogaru has developed this home yoga sequence for us, to help us survive the festive season with our sanity intact. All…

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,…

Day 3: Green Angel Argan Body Oil Giveaway

On the 3rd Day of Christmas Happy Mag gave to me… a chance to win a Green Angel Argan Body Oil! Our Beauty Writer Elfreda McGowan joins us today with a review of the Green Angel Argan Body Oil. The…

The Body Coach #28DaysOfSweat Challenge

Last night at my weekly Survive & Thrive group, one of the women mentioned the Joe Wick’s YouTube videos as a great place to start for home workout inspiration. Today, I typed in Joe Wicks into my YouTube search bar…

My Screen-Free Sabbath – How I got on

On Sunday I tried my first ever ‘Screen-Free Sabbath’ – an entire day away from my phone, laptop and tablet, inspired by this book. And – in a single word, it was calming. Here’s how my day went. Waking up…

Christmas gift ideas from Pukka

There are some beautiful Pukka tea gift ideas available to buy on the Pukka website that you might not see here in the shops. Ideas include these lovely tea caddies filled with tea… These reusable bamboo cups… Or one of…