Send us your photo reading Happy Magazine and you could win a massage from the Touch Therapy Centre

Happy Sunday everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely, restful weekend so far. We’re kicking off a new competition here on Happy Magazine today. We’re looking for your photos of Happy Magazine – that could be anything from Happy Magazine…

WellFest is back – and we can’t wait already

WellFest, Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival will be returning this year on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Now in its fifth year, WellFest is Ireland’s first and largest health,…

Music therapy: 7 Minutes

Discovering music on YouTube and listening to songs while I cook or clean in my kitchen is one of the ways I practice self-care. I find it great therapy. At the moment I love this new song by Dean Lewis…

Yoga for stress relief

Ruth from Yogaru put together these stress-relieving yoga sequences for our first print edition. She is also teaching these particular sequences at her current classes at Moons Yoga Loft in Blackrock in Dublin. Today we’re sharing the full article from…

The Mountain by Rainbird Roots

For anyone who needs a reminder that it’s ok not to be ok, this poem will help you remember that a rest is not a failure. This poem is available to buy as a beautiful watercolour print online at Rainbird Roots. £1…

Free self-care tools from self-compassion.org

Continuing with our theme of self-care this month on Happy Magazine, today we wanted to highlight the wonderful free tools available over on US-based self-care expert, Dr. Kristin Neff’s website, self-compassion.org Self-compassion is not self-indulgence, rather it is the very…

Finding peace through a digital detox

One of our lifestyle contributors, Ciara Doran, writes for us today on how a digital detox has helped her find a new inner peace. With today being a “day of love”, why not put your own phone away for as…

What’s your signature scent? Organic and/or natural perfumes to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

Our Beauty Editor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with some thoughts on using scents for self-care. With Valentine’s Day this week, why not treat yourself to one of her recommendations? With February the month of love upon us, and many…

1 week to go – The Full 360 with Alison Canavan

Supermodel and Wellness Coach Alison Canavan is holding a Full 360 wellness event next Sunday in Dublin. Taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Alison’s Full 360 event aims to introduce people to small, positive lifestyle changes that…

Soups to warm the soul from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s the weekend! I hope it was a good week for you all? Today we have another video for you from Sadia at the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. In this video, Sadia shares three simple and…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for January

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her January favourites. Arran Street East As a designer I am naturally drawn to aesthetically pleasing objects in all facets…

Throwback Post: I need help, you need help, that’s okay

Today’s Throwback Post is from Bernie Kirwan, a breast cancer survivor and former Cancer Support Nurse. Bernie offers some guidance for those who are just starting out on their cancer journey, and their carers, on how to make sense of it…

7 Days of Slow Living from Pick Up Limes

It’s Saturday! And that means – another Pick Up Limes video here on Happy Magazine – and another opportunity to slow down, recharge and unwind. This 7 Days of Slow Living video and accompanying printable aims to help you do…

Snow Day – Yoga for Self-Love from Yoga With Adriene

This February (the month of LOVE!) we will be sharing a few posts around the theme of self-care, starting with this 50 minute Yoga for Self Love video from Yoga With Adriene. If there is snow where you are today, this…

Do you experience cancer-related fatigue (CRF)? Find out more about CRF on Monday in this free webinar

A few weeks ago we shared details here on Happy Magazine about Untire, an app for beating cancer fatigue. The Tired of Cancer team have been in touch again, this time to share that they are hosting a free online…

Have you entered our CanPlan Giveaway?

Have you heard of the CanPlan? It’s a unique planner specifically for people going through cancer, created by US-based Sharon Kim after her mother’s own battle with cancer. Sharon initially launched the CanPlan on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, and it is…

Healthy Habits from Pick Up Limes

Happy Saturday everyone! We’re back today with another video from Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel. Today we’re sharing Sadia’s Healthy Habits video and downloadable checklist. We love the positive ideas in this and find it really inspiring.…

Cliff at Lyons spa evenings

Is it time you booked yourself a special treat? The Well in the Garden at the Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare will host a series of unique spa evenings over the next couple of months. Enjoy a welcome glass of homemade…

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…