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Summary

A groundbreaking approach to wellness that will help you cut through the clutter and find the small shifts that create huge changes in your life, from the host of the podcast The Feel Good Effect

“An absolutely fresh and insightful guide.... If you’re looking to create more calm, clarity, and joy, this book is for you. (Shauna Shapiro, PhD, author of Good Morning I Love You)

What if wellness isn’t about achieving another set of impossible standards, but about finding what works­ - for you

Radically simple and ridiculously doable, The Feel Good Effect helps you redefine wellness, on your own terms. Drawing from cutting-edge science on mindfulness, habit, and behavior change, podcast host Robyn Conley Downs offers a collection of small mindset shifts that allow for more calm, clarity, and joy in everyday life, embracing the idea that “gentle is the new perfect” when it comes to sustainable wellness. She then leads you through an easy set of customizable habits for happiness and health in mind, body, and soul, allowing you to counteract stress and prevent burnout. 

Instead of trying to get more done, The Feel Good Effect offers a refreshingly sane approach that will allow you to identify and focus on the elements that actually move the needle in your life right now. Less striving. More ease. It’s time to feel good.

©2020 Robyn Conley Downs (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“Wildly practical and refreshingly unpretentious, The Feel Good Effect is a delightful toolkit to upgrade your life.” (Ashley Neese, breathwork teacher and author of How to Breathe

The Feel Good Effect is a refreshing guide to change, especially for anyone who struggles with perfectionism or self-criticism. Robyn Downs provides the perfect balance of science, practical strategies, and personal encouragement.” (Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Willpower Instinct)

“Anyone can cheer you on, but few can help you change like Robyn Downs. So many of us know the type of life we want - happy, fulfilled - but the hard part isn’t always the what, it’s the how. With warmth, vulnerability, and stunning clarity, Downs upends our notions of what it means to be and do well, and offers actionable advice for anyone who is ready to change their mindset, and with it, their lives.” (Alicia Menendez, author of The Likeability Trap)

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When I failed to apply any advice This one Worked for me!!!!! An Essential for everyone.

The author is such a beautiful human being, there’s something weird in how she presented the topics, that for the first time I’m able to make a change.

She helps the reader to find their essential change that they need & the freedom to navigate and choose without complications, because it’s always simple and will be best when it’s choosen by You, while giving methods to keep these changes on track in a new and improved way of thinking and doing than the other books + adding joy to the equation.

when I started to give a chance for one of her advices. It worked for me. It’s beautiful! Thank god she didn’t doubt herself to write that book at these times. I’m sure this is an essential read for anyone who feel they’re able to apply change or they’re struggling to do so.

The book is so simple, not that long, & for sure effective! I Highly recommend it along with “The life changing magic of tidying” up by Marie Kondo. It got some of the magic of the mindset represented in this book as well. They’re good for a New Year.

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  • Laura Kaat
  • 08-09-20

Excellent!!

I listen regularly to the author’s podcast The Feel Good Effect and always really enjoy listening to it. Lots of takeaways. That she read her book was perfect!! She kept me company on the long drive home from vacation. So much great information presented in an easy to understand manner.
I highly recommend it!

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  • 25-10-20

Kind of boring

I wished it would a more exciting reading experience ,it was kind of boring to me

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  • Ryan
  • 11-08-22

quick read good info

this was chosen by our book club at the fitness center. and what a good choice it was.

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  • Alexis Williams
  • 01-03-21

A struggle to finish

Hated this book. She just took other people's ideas and gave them her own names.

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  • Cheryl
  • 30-11-20

Overwhelmed?

A new way of thinking about the “TO DO LIST “. Going to try this approach.