BIG NEWS! Announcing the Happy Magazine Cancer Journal

Over the past few months I’ve been working on a very special Happy Magazine project. It has kept me very happily busy during Lockdown and also super positive through my own ongoing cancer treatment. It’s a PRETTY cancer journal –…

WIN this fabulous self-care hamper from Meaghers Pharmacy!

We are giving away a beautiful Meaghers Pharmacy gift hamper worth over €200 in our latest giveaway on Happy Magazine! With luxury self-care goodies from Pippa, Pestle & Mortar, Kinvara, MooGoo and more, it’s a perfect prize for these testing…

Helpful products and services for cancer patients during COVID-19 *EXTRA LONG POST!*

I have been collecting a list of helpful products and services I have discovered as a cancer patient again over the past couple of months. Most of these are small Irish businesses who are working harder than ever to support…

Active Coping Calendar for April

The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind. This Active Coping Calendar from Action for Happiness has daily actions for April 2020 to help us look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together. Download…

Yoga during cancer treatment – An immune boosting sequence from Aileen Slein

Today I am thrilled to share a home yoga sequence video with you from fellow cancer fighter, Aileen Slein. Aileen is currently going through chemo and wanted to share her favourite immune boosting yoga sequence with all of us here…

Banish chemo breakouts with this luxurious skin treat from Evolve Beauty

Breakouts. There’s no escaping them. Or is there? The Rainforest Rescue Serum from Evolve Beauty is my answer to breakouts at the moment. Dawn at The Clean Beauty Edit sent me one to try out and it really does seem…

BARGAIN ALERT! Health and wellness books are on sale at The Book People

The Book People have a clearance sale on at the moment and there are some really awesome bargains to be had, especially in the Health, Lifestyle & Wellbeing section. I’ve picked a few that I fancy to show you below…

*NOW CLOSED* Create beautiful brows in seconds with this gorgeous kit + Win your own!

Oh, the struggle is real, isn’t it? Patchy brows, sparse brows, thin brows, NO BROWS. Cancer treatment can do a number on our eyebrows and eyelashes as well as our hair. Thankfully two inspiring women from Cork have created a…

Supporting each other on World Cancer Day

Happy Magazine Contributor Cathy McCarthy attended a Cancer Support Information Evening during the week at Meaghers Pharmacy in Churchtown, Dublin. She wrote this event report for us. You may or may not have known that last Tuesday, 4 February was…

Music therapy: Some of my all time favourites

Oh folks… is there really anything better than listening to some music that you really love? I’ve always been into music and my love for it just seems to grow as I do. Tonight I’m relaxing after a hospital day…

Clean Beauty: Winter Skin Essentials

An email from The Clean Beauty Edit caught my eye this week. Check out these three awesome clean beauty products perfect for these cold winter days… Evolve Organic Beauty Rainforest Rescue Serum, €28 A natural solution to oily and blemished…

8 minutes of pure relaxation – Weightless by Marconi Union

So this came up in my Instagram feed the other day and I just had to investigate… A song that can reduce anxiety? Really? Now how about that! So I had a listen. And it is lovely. And also very,…

*NOW CLOSED* Festive Giveaway! Win an inspiring diary for 2020 from Get Up and Go Publications

I love the affordable and inspiring diaries from Irish publishing company Get Up and Go Publications. I’ve bought a few from them over the years and this year I couldn’t wait to see their new Diary for Busy Women 2020.…

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer At All Costs

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday to you, wherever you are. Today’s post on Happy Magazine is a book I’ve found intriguing these past few weeks – Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer At All Costs by Dr Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.…

Your Stories: Finding calm during treatment – By Avril Patton

In March this year, after I found a lump, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. This lump turned out to be a 5cm, grade 3, stage 3 cancerous tumour. This is the day my life changed. There are…

10 little things you should start making time for again

The following article popped into my inbox last week from US-based personal development blog, Marc and Angel. It really touched me and right after reading it, I emailed Angel to ask her if I could re-publish it here for all…

Your Stories: Ruth Barry on the power of positive support during cancer

Today we’re welcoming Ruth Barry from North Dublin to share her story with us. Ruth gives some fantastic first-hand advice for a breast cancer journey, we hope you find her story helpful and inspiring. Your name, age and where you’re…

Things I learnt on holiday and why men are better at self-care

I am just back from a ten day holiday with my family. We explored the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Killarney in our camper van, with a few B&Bs sprinkled in for a touch of luxury. We didn’t get…

Podcast Recommendation: Gerry Hussey speaks to Roz Purcell

Today we’ve got a podcast recommendation for you – recently Gerry Hussey was a guest on Roz Purcell’s podcast Bite Back and we think you might really enjoy the conversation. As many of you already know, we love Gerry Hussey’s…

13 simple ways to find the joy in today

Sylvia Diaz is our Fitness Contributor here at Happy Magazine. When she’s not teaching a Zumba class or meeting her clients, Sylvia strives to live her best life. Here are her top tips for living in the moment and finding…

Starting something new: Journaling

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you have all had a great week. It’s lovely to feel the warmth outside once more – it looks like we’re going to have some summer weather after all! I wanted to write a little…

*NOW CLOSED* Sana Naturals Skincare Collection + A Giveaway!

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kasia O’Reilly, Founder of Sana Naturals, at an event in Dublin. We got chatting and she told me all about her business creating a simple yet luxurious skincare collection. I’m no beauty…

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Six Week Meditation Class

Posted on request for the West Wicklow Cancer Support Group. For more information, please contact 087 4346004. Happy Magazine is pleased to promote the events and services of Cancer Support Centres free of charge on our website and in our…

More Than Words: The Language Keeping Us Back

Life Coach & Breast Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney wrote the following inspiring piece for Issue 2 of Happy Magazine on the importance of healthy language in our lives. Language is fundamental to how we see our lives. Let me show…

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Self Care Evening

Posted on request for the West Wicklow Cancer Support Group. For more information, please contact 087 4346004. If there is an event you would like us to share with our readers here at Happy Magazine, please email us.

Meal prep for breakfast – by Sadia at Pick Up Limes

Ooh – Sadia from the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel has just released a new video this week of 3 breakfast recipes and they look DIVINE! We’ll definitely be trying the frozen yogurt bars and the healthiest granola… Here are…

Lifestyle as Medicine – Miriam Hussey at WellFest 2019

This week on Happy Magazine we are sharing all the best bits we enjoyed at WellFest last weekend. Today we have a talk for you by Miriam Kerins Hussey – wife of Gerry, whose powerful video we shared with you…

Shopping for bras and joining the Club – at last

Last week I did something I have been meaning to do, for me, for a long time. I finally visited Roches in Dublin to buy some properly-fitting post-surgery bras. I had a lumpectomy surgery almost two years ago as part…

Self-Discovery and Happiness – Gerry Hussey at WellFest 2019

Yesterday we let you know we would have a new video for you from Gerry Hussey today – his Sunday afternoon WellFest talk on the keys to self-discovery and happiness.  It was completely and utterly inspiring (and I don’t ever…

5 super presenters at WellFest this year

WellFest, Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival, returns on 11-12 May 2019 and we can’t wait. WellFest is a two-day weekend festival presenting the best fitness experts, exciting new forms of movement, global yoga sensations, psychology and mindfulness practitioners,…