Real Food Whole Life

Meet Robyn, founder of Real Food Whole Life

a few fun little facts. . .


1 | Believes in: Simplifying, streamlining & finding gentle wellness in real life.

2 | motto: Gentle is the new perfect.

3 | Mama: To the tallest girl in her class — who’s taught me to love my post-baby belly.

4 | Wife: To a science-obsessed psych professor who loves researching health + wellness, too.

5 | favorites: Yoga, coffee, dry shampoo, pasta, reading, top knots & homemade margaritas.


The Official Bio

Robyn Conley Downs is founder of the mission-driven media and education brand, Real Food Whole Life, and producer-host of the Apple top-rated Feel Good Effect podcast. Holding a Master’s degree in education with an emphasis in behavior change, and 4 years of public policy & health change at the doctoral level, her work taps into cutting edge science around how people create and sustain lasting wellness. She combines this professional research background with work as a certified yoga teacher, specializing in mindfulness and self-compassion, to share science-based, life-tested, radically simple solutions for wellness.

Robyn is a wife and working mama with a mission to embody and amplify the gentle approach to wellness, and lives by her motto, #gentleisthenewperfect. Her writing and speaking resonate with tens of thousands of readers and listeners each week via her robust following. As host of the Feel Good Effect podcast, she has attracted an engaged and loyal listener base, hosting top wellness innovators and thought-leaders such as Gretchen Rubin, Dr. Kristin Neff, Laila Ali, Jonathan Fields, Kathryn Budig, Dr. Rick Hanson, Kelly LeVeque, and Kate Fagan. Downs’s work has been featured in Huffpost, Buzzfeed,, among others, and she is a frequent guest on podcasts and wellness websites. Robyn lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and research partner, Andrew, and their daughter Elle.

Featured Press

Featured Podcast Interviews & Guest Posts

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

The Full Plate Podcast: Tackling Your Mindset & Your Kitchen 

The Balanced Life: Simplified Wellness, Self-Care & Letting Go of Perfection

Television Appearances

KATU Afternoon Live

KATU Afternoon Live




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