Real Food Whole Life

Meet Robyn, founder of Real Food Whole Life

I’m the driving force behind Real Food Whole Life  



My superpower? Helping people cut through the clutter to find simple solutions for real life wellness.

My superhero outfit? Yeah, that’d be high-waisted yoga pants (they’re my life) plus a messy topknot.

I’m also the creator of the #shouldtogood movement — a movement that involves less striving, less falling short, and less never enough.

I truly believe that’s why I’m here: to help you design your own wellness experience, because no one knows better than you.

I’m also the proud mama of the tallest girl in her class — who’s taught me to love my post-baby belly — wife to a science-obsessed psych professor who loves researching health + wellness as much as I do, and a yoga teacher who believes it’s more about how it feels than how it looks.

Also? I’m a verbally processing introvert (this is a thing. I swear). Translation: I like to talk it out.

Since sitting down together in real life isn’t always possible, hosting the Feel Good Effect podcast is the next best thing.

The podcast? Yeah, it’s our virtual coffee date, and my way of guiding you through the simple, real, gentle, truths that make up the core of healthy & wellness.

Here’s the thing. This all-or-nothing, perfection-chasing, everyone-else-has-the-answers mentality?

It doesn’t work. Because honestly, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy.

There’s a different way. A better way.

That’s why I, and Real Food Whole Life, are here — to help you flip the wellness script — from should to good.



The Official Bio

Robyn Conley Downs is the founder of Real Food Whole Life, a multi-media wellness lifestyle brand with a mission to cut through the clutter to find simple solutions for real life wellness.

Robyn’s superpower is her ability to combine best-practices with a real-world perspective, and to break down the complex into simple, actionable solutions.

As a writer, recipe developer, yoga teacher, speaker, coach and host of the Feel Good Effect podcast, she delivers these solutions via straightforward, easy-to-digest content.

With a professional background in psychology and research, and a master’s degree in education, behavior change and public health, Robyn understands the science as well as cutting-edge research.

And, as a mama balancing work, life, family, and wellness, she understands the pressure and frustration of trying to do it all.

She is the creator of the #shouldtogood movement, which empowers people to ditch the shoulds, the striving, the falling short, and the never enough, and instead embrace their own path to wellness.

Her work has been featured in Huff Post, Buzzfeed,, Spoonful Mag, among others.

She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.

Featured Press

Podcast Interviews

A Couple Cooks Podcast: Mindset Matters

The Creative Imposter Podcast: How to Flip with Wellness Script

Healthy at Any Size Podcasts: Healthy Living in the Real World

Television Appearances

KATU Afternoon Live

KATU Afternoon Live