Welcome to 2021! And my friend, it’s time to get real about something….


You see, it’s just a myth.

Yeah, I know, right now everyone is full of resolutions & goals, planning to make great changes for the New Year and feeling so “motivated” to do so.

Perhaps you’ve decided to lose weight?  Start exercising? Meditate every morning? Take up yoga?  Eat better? Give up alcohol? Take meals to work?  Attempt a triathlon? 

Good on you! 

But don’t be surprised if a few days or weeks from now, these plans start to be forgotten.  Instead of getting up with the alarm you’ll hit the snooze button.  The new runners you bought for this fabulous resolution will be tossed into the rear of your closet.  You’ll start grabbing take-out instead of making lunch.  A bowl of cereal may start to look like a decent meal option….! 

And do you know why?

Because my friend, motivation… it’s a lie…

What?!” I hear you say!  “This naturopath chick is crazy! Of course motivation is a real thing!“. 

Trust me, I get that response ALL THE TIME.  But hear me out….

Right now you might be feeling “motivated”, but honesty all that is, is excitement for your new idea.  You are excited by the idea of losing weight, running 10km, taking up painting, meditation every morning, planning healthy delicious meals.  It’s the excitement of it that keeps you on track right now.  

But that energy you feel right now, that excitement, it fades.  And you stop doing the ‘things’ you’ve started to do now.  The “motivation” you have for your resolution…it can disappear as swiftly as it came.

When that happens what do we do? We feel like a failure. We feel guilty for not seeing it through.  We may even feel embarrassed (cause we told all our friends we WOULD do that triathlon this year!) or we may feel ashamed, as falling off “the wagon” sent us right back to the chocolate and lollies we were so desperate to give up!

Take heart my friend, because you ARE NOT ALONE!  And it’s NOT YOUR FAULT.

We have been led to believe that MOTIVATION is a real, tangible thing. That one day we just happen to “wake up” with this pile of motivation inside of us!  But that just isn’t the truth. Frankly, it couldn’t be farther from the truth.

That person you’re comparing yourself to, the one with all the motivation?  The only difference between you and them – is DECISION.

Every day that “motivated” person gets up and MAKES THE DECISION to do the “things” toward achieving their goal.  They may decide to exercise; eat well; take a yoga class; get to an art class; run 10km.  Whatever it is, believe me MOTIVATION is not the instigator – DECISION IS!

The only difference between you and that ‘motivated’ person who appears to be ‘so easily’ achieving their goals?  They get up EVERY SINGLE DAY and DECIDE to continue their journey. They DECIDE to take the steps toward their goal.

That’s it, just a decision.

And that my friend, is why MOTIVATION IS JUST A MYTH.  And why, you are also only ever ONE DECISION AWAY from a BRAND NEW YOU.

Take this year to make the decision to put yourself first. What have you always wanted to achieve? What have you tried and failed at in the past?  This year, get up every day, and make the decision to do that”thing”.

You won’t regret it!

Naturopath ~ Cassandra xx


Even though I've been helping clients recover from gut issues for over 8 years now, I still get such happiness from their health improvements!
When a client can say "MY GUT IS THE BEST IT'S EVER BEEN", after how sick they were when you started working with them, you can't help but feel a gush of happiness!
This is why I do what I do... so I can help people like this 😍💕 So grateful I can share health and healing xx
Naturopath ~ Cass

#naturopath #guthealth #ibs #gutrecovery #gutissues #goldcoastnaturopath #naturopathgoldcoast

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Immunity is on our minds this morning. Thanks to my clients who've called and emailed asking about how I can help you.

I've put together a little blog post of simple things you can do to support your immune system, including nutrients that are helpful, herbs that I use - and my Pantry Immune Tea (that's right, you'll have all you need right there at home in the pantry!).

Here's a few other ways I can help you right now:

🌻 I've reopened my Acute Immune Support Consultations - only $50 for a 20min phone consult & I can prescribe naturopathic practitioner only supps & herbal medicine (that I will courier to your home for free!).

🌻 Immune Support Packs - my immune support packs are back; they have a Custom Herbal Medicine 200ml or 500ml, Immune Support Supplement & medicinal herbal tea blend. I can also add other supplements as needed, like vitamin C, zinc or vit D.

🌻 Immune Herbs for Kids - I'm ready to go with a new batch of my kids immune herbs! Kids love my blend, it tastes great AND it works!

🌻 New Herbal Teas - I have my URTI Tea, Cold & Flu Tea & Fever Tea for Kids ready to go 🤩 Batched up freshly when ordered, delivered straight to your door.

Reach out should you need anything via a PM or email me at info@healthhaven.com.au.

Stay well my friends

Naturopath ~ Cass xo

** please note that herbs, supplements & prescription products are available only via consultation. My teas & tea packs are available to order with or without a consultation.


#naturopathgoldcoast #goldcoastnaturopath #healthhaven #immunetips #immunetea #naturopath #cassandraduffill

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Thank you to all my gorgeous clients, friends and family who wished us well for our wedding last week! It’s hard to believe after all the planning and waiting, it’s done and dusted, a week ago already!

I’m pleased to say we had a magic day with perfect weather, couldn’t have asked for more 💕

@paul_duffill and I are so grateful for your kindness and well wishes. Thanks to all the suppliers and venue for making our day magic 💫🥂

And I look forward to coming back to consults next week. I’m back to work from Tues 23rd March 😊🙏

#healthhaven #naturopath #goldcoastnaturopath #wedding #austinvillaestate #garethkeenancatering #lavishfloraldesign #leisaottleycelebrantreviews

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Spent yesterday doing the online modules, today I’m off to first aid training refresher. Just what you want to do the week you get married lol

Did you guys know naturopaths have to do this every year? I did have a client go into a diabetic hypo once during a consult, but apart from that, I’ve luckily never needed the training...

#firstaidtraining #paradisefirstaid #healthhaven #goldcoastnaturopath

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Afternoon pick me up! Oat milk chai pudding. Healthy and sooo yummy! Great for breakfast, a batch lasts me 3 days, I just too with a different fruit to serve 🍉🍇🥝

#naturopath #naturopathgoldcoast #chaipudding

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Happy International Women’s Day 💕🙏

Thank you to the strong, empowered women in my life. May we all continue to walk through this world letting our light shine 🌟

And on the days when we aren’t so strong, thank you for holding one another up. 🙏


#internationalwomensday #naturopath #goldcoastnaturopath #strongertogether

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Reminder ~ Health Haven is closed from tomorrow for the next two weeks... because next Saturday I’ll be getting married 💕.

An amazing man I get to call my husband, and a gorgeous venue to host our wedding. We are so blessed 🙏

I’m back to consults March 22nd and won’t be contactable, as I’m taking a ‘real’ break.

Thank you all for you kind wishes, calls and thoughtful gifts and flowers this week. It means so much to us 🙏

See you in a couple of weeks x
Naturopath Cass 🌸

@paul_duffill @austinvilla_estate
#healthhaven #naturopath #goldcoastnaturopath #gettingmarried #mrandmrs

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Two industry guns in one image!


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So lucky to have the amazing Claire sharing with us tonight, live from Melbourne.


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