White Light Meditation

I am so delighted to welcome Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within back to Happy Magazine today. Grainne has specially recorded this beautiful White Light Meditation for Happy Magazine listeners. It’s wonderfully calming and relaxing and will help you let go…

How to wrap great Turbans! By Georgie Crawford

Have you been following Georgie Crawford on Instagram? Georgie is the Entertainment Editor at Spin Radio here in Ireland and she has been going through treatment for breast cancer over the last year. Georgie has been shining a light on…

“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…

Bra fitting services after a breast cancer experience

Today’s post is from Catherine Wallace, a nurse and trained bra and breast prosthesis fitter based in Wexford. Catherine got in touch recently to ask if she could share her services with you all here on Happy Magazine and we…

Essential Oils for Beginners – a free eBook from DoTerra

I really only discovered the power of essential oils during my cancer treatment last year. Before that, I had never really heard of them and thought they were just for burning in pretty oil burners to create a nice smell…

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…

12 Happiness & Wellness Practices Around the World

Today’s post is a fun graphic from Berries.com about different health and wellness practices from around the world. You might recognise some of them as they are reaching Ireland now too (for example, this Quantum Sound Bath event we shared…

Total Body Yoga – Deep Stretch video from Yoga With Adriene

Yesterday morning after my breakfast I felt a little tense. My body felt like it needed a good s-t-r-e-t-c-h out in every direction. As soon as I thought this, my next thought was… yoga. Yoga will fix this! I got my…

How to avoid colds & infections while going through chemo

Your immune system is extremely vulnerable when you are going through chemotherapy. Your medical team will advise you in detail about this and it’s important to follow all of their instructions as carefully as you can. I was very fortunate…

Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives

I came across a free eBook from Chill Insurance this week. It’s about Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives and I thought it might inspire some of you to plan a little stay-cation holiday here in Ireland before the summer’s over. If…

Escape into the Jack Reacher books from Lee Child

Reading was a much-loved hobby of mine growing up but when college and then my career took over in my twenties, I never seemed to have the time anymore. One of the (many) good things that happened because of my…

Happiness is an inside job – 12 self-care ideas

Happiness is an inside job. It’s something we’ve all heard before but how many of us have really spent some time thinking about this and what it really means? True happiness and wellbeing comes from within. It does not come…

*NOW CLOSED* 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…

Anxiety and Perspective Printables from The Happiness Planner

A couple of years ago I worked with The Happiness Planner on some photography of one of their original hardback planners. Since then, I’ve watched their inspiring business grow into a full product range of gorgeous, covetable stationery. I get…

20 minutes for your mind

Back in May I attended WellFest in Kilmainham in Dublin. I still didn’t have a lot of energy after finishing my treatment so I spent a lot of time in the WellMind tent, listening to motivational talks led by Gerry…

Helpful guides from Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is a breast cancer support charity in the UK. Their website is full of really helpful information for anyone who is going through breast cancer, either as a patient or the family member/friend of one. In particular…

Walking back to good health – the benefits of a daily walk

One day last week while I was out for my daily walk with my little boy, I started thinking about all the many benefits a walk can bring you. We were walking down to our local SuperValu which is about…

A meditation for relaxation from The Honest Guys

The day before yesterday I wrote a post about 5 positive changes to make during treatment. The final point was about eliminating stress in your life and discovering yoga, meditation and deep breathing to help with this. Following on from…

5 positive changes to make during treatment

When I think about cancer care, I think the future is going to be a more integrated, whole-body approach. That what we have currently (chemotherapy/surgery/radiotherapy/drug therapy) will evolve to become a model where these hospital-based treatments will be paired with…

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? The power of massage

Did you know that massage therapy can still be possible during and after cancer treatment? Caroline Warren from the Touch Therapy Centre in Cork is back with us today with 3 things a massage can help you with right now.…

Finding joy after cancer

Cancer Therapist Clare Reed is back with us today with a post all about bringing joy back into your life after cancer. For some people finding their joy in life after cancer seems to be nearly nigh on impossible. For…

Miriam’s Top 10 Reasons To Start Yoga

Today our contributor Miriam Kerins from TheAwakening.ie joins us with a post on her Top 10 Reasons To Start Yoga. For a newcomer to yoga you might find that explanations like it increases the flow of prana or it brings…

millie lingerie

I came across millie lingerie on Twitter yesterday. millie lingerie started out as a Kickstarter project by UK founder and breast cancer survivor Sue Pringle to create a bra for after breast cancer. The project was successfully funded to develop…

Happy Magazine Stories on Instagram this week

This week I will be posting a little bit of video content over on Instagram using the Stories function. Daily posts will still be happening here on the Happy Magazine website, but I just wanted to let you all know…

Willow Cottage 100% Natural Essential Oil Soaps

A few weeks ago we were down in County Wexford for a little holiday. While we were there we visited Wells House & Gardens and I spent a very enjoyable half hour browsing the lovely shops in their Craft Courtyard.…

The Little Book of Positivity

I love this Little Book of Positivity from Lucy Lane. I keep it beside my bed and dip into it every now and then. Sometimes I look at it just before I go to bed or other times in the…

Browtique’s Wigs Appeal – Can you help?

We came across Olive of Browtique’s new initiative this week and just had to share it with you. It’s a fantastic idea. Olive is appealing to anyone who has a wig or headwear at home that they no longer need to…

Cancer massage treatments from the Touch Therapy Centre

We are delighted to introduce another contributor to Happy Magazine today. Caroline Warren is a Massage Therapist specialising in Oncology Massage and a cancer survivor with a remarkable story – beating cancer twice – breast cancer as well as leukaemia!…

5 tips for getting through hospital scans

Thump. The sound of your hospital scan appointment letter landing on the doormat. Or is it the sound of your heart falling to your shoes? Hospital scans are a difficult part of life after a cancer diagnosis. And it’s hard.…

Summer Life Enhancing Workshops from Grainne Nolan

Grainne Nolan, one of our regular contributors here on Happy Magazine with her beautiful meditations, is holding three Summer Life Enhancing Workshops over the next couple of months. They’re going to be a really enjoyable way to spend a few…