Meditation: Connecting with your heart centre

Today we’re bringing you another beautiful meditation from Grainne of Reiki Healing From Within. Grainne brings us calming meditations like this one on a regular basis, subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a single post. This is a guided…

Free webinar: Using essential oils for stress, sleep and digestion

Our contributor Lorna McCormack is holding a free webinar this Thursday on using essential oils for stress, sleep and digestion. Here she talks about a little bit of the research that has been done in this area. Stress IS a big…

Music therapy: Lonely Boy

Oh boy, do we have a CRACKER of a tune for you today! Today’s post is what we here at Happy Magazine like to call music therapy and it’s the kind of therapy that requires you to turn it up…

Battling cancer with your war paint on!

We’re delighted to welcome a new contributor to Happy Magazine this morning – Elfreda McGowan is a breast cancer survivor, make-up artist and beauty therapist and she’ll be joining us regularly to share her best beauty tips for a cancer…

The 10 best essential oils for anxiety

Lorna McCormack is back with us today with an article on the best essential oils to use for anxiety. PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently receiving cancer treatment, you must check with your medical team before beginning the use of…

Mindfulness, meditation and yoga on Girls With Goals

Take a breath with this week’s episode of the Girls With Goals podcast from Her.ie. Niamh Maher is joined by former model, motivational speaker and health and wellness champion Alison Canavan as she describes her journey through mindfulness and meditation…

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k

So we’ve got a GREAT video for you to listen to while you’re having your breakfast today! It’s Sarah Knight’s TEDx Talk about The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k. Have you seen it before? We apologise in advance for the…

The Virginie Claire Beauty Centre

Once cancer treatment started taking a toll on my skin, I started thinking about treating myself to a lovely facial. The question was though, where could I go that used natural, organic skincare products? During my cancer treatment I started to become…

Rest peacefully Emma and thank you

Bernie Kirwan, a Cancer Support Nurse and breast cancer survivor of 18 years, is here today to share a few words about Emma and how we can deal with the pain of losing someone to cancer, whether we knew them…

Book Review: Something Changed by Matthew Williams

Joy from blog Joyful Antidotes is here today with a review of Matthew Williams’s new book, Something Changed. I’m a sucker for a self-help book, I admit it. I don’t care if you think they are cheesy, pointless or filled with…

WellFest 2018 Headliners

This year’s Wellfest looks like it’s going to be an amazing, inspirational weekend of health and wellbeing! The headliners have just been announced… Presenter-turned-fitness-guru famous for the UK’s Number 1 fitness DVD franchise, Davina McCall, is headlining Saturday and Joe…

30-minute yoga sessions

With the very cold weather here in Ireland at the moment, you might not feel like heading out the front door for your daily exercise. And why should you when you can get it done in the warmth of your…

5 tips for a gentle coffee break

Sometimes something as simple as a tea or coffee break can bring you a bit of peace and joy, especially if you’re finding your days rushed or difficult. At home, at work or at your local coffee shop, there can…

Changing places – From looking back to moving forward

Niamh Gaffney is here today with an inspiring and motivational article all about the impact of change on our lives and how we can ultimately use it to our advantage. No matter what we say or do we cannot control change.…

Hobbies are the new self-care

A new hobby can be a wonderful distraction if you’re currently going through cancer treatment. You might find yourself with hours and hours of time on the couch and nothing to do. We’ve got a few ideas of new hobbies…

5 ways to look better after cancer treatment

Cancer treatment can leave you feeling exhausted and way past your best. Shaggy hair, dry skin and broken nails are just a few things you can address to start looking (and feeling) better… 1. Get a haircut If your hair…

Happy Valentine’s Day! From Happy Magazine

For the day that’s in it… We’re bringing you some creative and affordable ideas on how to make today a special day for you and your loved ones. We hope you enjoy them and give something a try tonight 🙂…

6 ways to deal with fears after treatment is over

Dealing with fears after treatment is over can be particularly hard. You’re no longer in the embrace of your hospital or treatment centre. They’ve waved you off into the sunset with promises of appointment letters in the future. Your little…

Ireland’s first ‘Cancer Aware Spa’ pledges 20% of all spa cancer care services to Purple House Cancer Support

We first wrote about the Rainforest Spa in Enniskerry way back when we first started Happy Magazine. This year they have marked World Cancer Day by pledging to donate 20% of all the spa cancer care services it carries out in…

Plant-based eating – watch Lorna’s interview before it’s gone

One of our contributors here on Happy Magazine, Lorna McCormack, recently took part in a global online event called Live Vegan Vibrantly. It was a free online event from the US with video content from world-leading doctors, researchers, scientists, award-winning chefs,…

7 ways to feel better during chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is tough. But so are you. Get stuck in and get yourself through it. Do whatever you can to prevent catching any colds/flus – I put a tiny note on my front door asking all visiting friends/family to wash…

Brain training for a more positive you

Are you tired of focusing on what’s going wrong rather than what’s going right? Strengths-based awareness is a technique that will help get you changing the way your brain thinks – moving from a negative pattern to a positive one.…

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Organic Natural Beauty

Today our contributor and all-things-natural expert Ciara Doran is here to tell us all about Neal’s Yard Remedies. We’ve seen the products before but had no idea just what a lovely (and affordable) organic brand this is. I first discovered Neal’s…

At Home Yoga Sequence: Sun Salutations

We are delighted to welcome a new contributor to Happy Magazine today. Ruth Delahunty is a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher and author of Yogaru.ie, a yoga lifestyle website. She will be joining us regularly with some therapeutic yoga sequences which…

It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing

It’s the first day of February! Hooray! Our contributor Victoria Lawlor is here today with a beautiful post on how sometimes an illness can be a positive catalyst for change. Have you got time to grab a cuppa and enjoy?…

Selfish is the new Black

We’re welcoming Victoria Lawlor back to Happy Magazine today with some tips on how to feel less guilty about putting yourself first. Why do women feel so guilty looking after themselves? I’ve found amongst my friends, particularly those that are…

How to be happy in an ‘inside out’ world

We were delighted to attend Fresh Resolutions on Saturday in the RDS in Dublin. It was a fantastic, inspiring and invigorating event with a central focus on health and wellbeing. We’ll be bringing you the best insights we learned from…

Life Factory Glass Water Bottles

Staying hydrated while going through cancer is very important. It will help your body flush toxins out and your cells regenerate. It will also help you feel generally better and more energised. If you’re going through chemotherapy it is recommended…

Free 30 minute workout video from Pat Divilly

With all the talk of New Year resolutions about, we thought we’d better bring you a home workout video!  Here at Happy Magazine HQ we aim to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise in every single day. This…

Releasing fear meditation

Today we’re bringing you another beautiful meditation from Grainne of Reiki Healing From Within. Grainne has just come onboard as a regular contributor here on Happy Magazine and we couldn’t be more delighted. Grainne will be bringing you calming meditations like…