Free download: Recipe booklet for people living with cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund is a UK charity dedicated to funding  research into the prevention of cancer through diet and lifestyle and cancer survival. This week they launched their Ryan Riley recipe booklet, as part of their Life Kitchen…

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…

6 ways to support a friend with cancer – what they wish you knew

Supporting a friend through a cancer diagnosis is a difficult thing and it can be very hard to know where to start and how to understand how they’re feeling. We’ve put together the following points to help, based on the…

Niall Breslin’s new podcast series: Where is my Mind?

Songwriter and mental health activist Niall Breslin has launched his own podcast series titled ‘Where is my Mind?’ Available to listen to now across all streaming platforms, the six episode podcast series aims to guide listeners on how to navigate…

Your Stories: Trina Cleary shares her mastectomy experience

Today we’re welcoming Trina Cleary back to Happy Magazine. Trina is 34, from Wexford and currently going through treatment for breast cancer. This is a post from her personal blog, all about her recent mastectomy. Trina gives lots of helpful…

How you might feel after cancer treatment and ways to cope

By Orion Talmay, for Happy Magazine. Whether it’s chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or something else, you’re going to experience a whole range of different — and unexpected — emotions after you finish cancer treatment. Of course, some of these will be…

How to set goals during cancer

Clare Reed, our CBT for Cancer Therapist, joins us today with a post on the importance of living during cancer treatment – including the setting and achieving of goals. Don’t let end of treatment be your goal – make life…

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…

Life after cancer: Dealing with early menopause

As many of us know, cancer can cause all sorts of changes — to your life, to your family, to your work, and, of course, to your body. One of these changes for women might have been unexpected: early menopause.…

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…

Your Stories: Teresa Costello on life after breast cancer

Today Teresa Costello, a breast cancer survivor, Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassador, blogger and moderator of online breast cancer support group Breast Friends, joins us to share her story and how she is finding life now, six years after her diagnosis.…

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…

Fit for Life – Sarah Ní Riain on the Beacon Hospital’s exercise programme

This week we’re sharing some of the main features in Issue 2 of Happy Magazine here on our website, starting with our cover star interview with Beacon Hospital Cancer Survivor Sarah Ní Riain. Sarah spoke to us about the Hospital’s…

Your Stories: Tanya Turner on moving forward with life

A bone tumour back in 2007 eventually led to Tanya Turner having a full leg amputation. Today Tanya joins us to share her inspirational story on how she is moving forward with her life and her project to raise funds…

Survivorship After Childhood Cancer – Information Evening this Wednesday

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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…