West Wicklow Cancer Support – Self Care Evening

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How my time in Texas helped me discover my passion – By Valerie Murphy

Valerie Murphy, a Mastectomy Fit Specialist based in the mid-west of Ireland, is back with us today to share a little about how her service started – all the way in Texas, USA, back in 2012. It is another very…

Deep breathing for the lymphatic system and stress reduction

Aideen at Beautiful Life is an experienced Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist. In today’s post Aideen shares with us a description of what deep diaphragmatic breathing is and it’s possible benefits with the lymphatic system and stress reduction. Deep diaphragmatic breathing, or…

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…

WarOnCancer app – supporting those affected by cancer

Fabian Bolin is a cancer survivor from Sweden with an inspiring mission – creating a free social networking app for everyone affected by cancer. Here’s his story. My name is Fabian Bolin. I am a cancer patient myself, currently in…

Netflix Recommendation: Brené Brown – The Call to Courage

Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author from the US. She also has one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, on the topic of vulnerability. My friend Cathy McCarthy recommended I check this inspiring woman…

Never Give Up: Chris’s journey with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Chris Proby has written for us a few times here on Happy Magazine and just recently wrote an update to his initial story for us. In it, Chris shares with us all the details of his diagnosis and treatment for…

Podcast Recommendation: Dr Rangan Chatterjee – How to Open Your Mind and Change Your Life with Dr Tara Swart

Yesterday I listened to a really great podcast by Dr Rangan Chatterjee in his Feel Better, Live More series. He was chatting with Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and executive coach who has a book titled The Source: Open Your…

What to do if your cancer comes back – First-hand advice from CBT Therapist Clare

This is one of the hardest articles I have ever written. It took me a long time to write because I kept putting it off. But I decided, with encouragement from Holly here at Happy Magazine, that it had to…

Feeling hot hot hot! Practical tips to cope with night sweats

Finally, winter is over. We’ve had a few glorious days of real sunshine and everywhere I look I see sunglasses, sandals, floaty dresses – summer is coming. But part of me hopes it’s not going to be as hot as…

The Stress Solution: The 4 Steps to Reset Your Body, Mind, Relationships and Purpose

Natasha Whelehan joins us today with a book review of The Stress Solution by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. I really enjoyed Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s first book, The Four Pillar Plan (you can read my review of that here), so I was…

Mental fitness – A podcast worth listening to from Dr Rangan Chatterjee

I am a huge fan of Dr Rangan Chatterjee, and look forward to new episodes of his podcast Feel Better, Live More on a weekly basis. For anyone with an interest in health and wellness the podcast is a great…

Throwback Post: Coming out of hiding after a cancer experience

Life Coach and Breast Cancer Survivor Niamh Gaffney wrote this piece for us on how to come out of hiding after a cancer experience. My little boy loves to play hide and seek. He runs off and hides under the…

How Game of Thrones made me realise I’m alive

Natasha Whelehan writes for us today on an unexpected feeling of gratitude. Game of Thrones returns this month for it’s final season. Like millions of Thrones fans worldwide, I can’t wait! For anyone who hasn’t yet seen this show, I…

Jelle Damhuis on beating cancer twice and the Untire App

We’ve shared the Untire App here on Happy Magazine before – we love it. Developed to help beat cancer fatigue, we think it’s a really helpful tool for anyone going through cancer. Today, Jelle Damhuis joins us to tell his…

Happy Magazine in the Sunday Independent

Good morning everyone. Happy Magazine Editor Holly Kennedy here. My personal story with breast cancer and why I started Happy Magazine was just featured in the Sunday Independent Life Magazine, written beautifully by the very talented Joy Orpen. It was…

Throwback Post: Bedtime gratitude

A wonderful way to fall asleep at night is to use a tiny object to practice gratitude. This is something I started doing after Alison Canavan suggested it at one of her Full 360 wellness events I attended some time…

The body-mind connection – Going beyond mindfulness

Judith Ashton is a Body-Mind Therapist based in Co Kilkenny. She joins us today with a post on her thoughts on bodily emotional expression and how it can be a helpful therapy when dealing with anger, grief and trauma. I…

An attitude of gratitude

The following is an extract from Cathy McCarthy’s book, Not The Year You Had Planned, on the subject of gratitude. I asked for Cathy’s permission to share this particular extract here today as our loose theme this month on Happy…

Decreasing stress, finding calm and patience – A video from Pick Up Limes

No one likes to feel stressed out or impatient. Doing some yoga, taking a warm bath or lighting some candles are all techniques you might have tried before to combat feelings of stress, but today’s video from Pick Up Limes…

Reshaping your New Normal after cancer

The New Normal after cancer is harder than you might expect. Goals of leading a healthier, more balanced life can be difficult to achieve as you adjust to the sand that shifted under your feet, writes Natasha Whelehan. I won’t…

How to talk to a loved one with cancer

CBT for Cancer Therapist Clare Reed joins us today with a post especially for those who are caring for someone with cancer. When a loved one gets diagnosed with a life-threatening condition it is easy to fall into the caring…

After the Treatment Finishes – Then What? By Dr Peter Harvey

Dr Peter Harvey, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, gave this talk at an annual cancer support group conference some years ago. It really captures the feelings you might experience once your cancer treatment is over and…

The road to normal

Breast cancer survivor Natasha Whelehan writes for us today about reaching the milestone of one year after treatment and asks what ‘normal’ really is. So you’ve reached the finish line. It’s your last day of active treatment. Soon you can…

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…

Great websites: Knitted Knockers

KnittedKnockers.org is a US-based website which connects volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors all around the world to offer free ‘knitted knockers’ to any woman who wants them. The Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone…

Welcome to our new daily subscribers – we’re so glad you’re here!

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you wherever you are. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new daily subscribers here on HappyMagazine.ie. We’ve had a lot of new readers visiting the website since the launch…

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…