Q: Tell us who you are, where you’re from, and what you do.
A: I'm Maya Feller, and I'm an RD based in Brooklyn, New York. I work with people to reduce their risk of developing diet-related chronic illness as well as ones who have a diagnosis and are looking for nutrition support to manage their condition.
Q: How would your friends describe you?
A: Close friends would say I'm funny and love to have a good time. They would also say I care deeply about equity so can be serious when it comes to injustice.
Q: What's one thing you're passionate about?
A: Nutrition and wellness being accessible to all people. In the US, the healthcare system is broken and has been for a long time. Many people don't have access to affordable quality patient centered healthcare. As an RD, I work to provide culturally sensitive patient centered nutrition care.
Q: What does self-care look like to you? How do you take time for yourself?
A: These days it's long runs on the weekends with my kids. They ride their bikes and I happily run alongside. It's incredibly simple but I am grateful for their health and mine AND to be able to spend time together.
Q: How have you integrated Favour into your everyday routine, and when do you use Favour?
A: Now that I'm working remotely I spend the majority of each day on a computer or telephone. I find that by mid-afternoon my shoulders and neck are tight from looking at a screen. I've added Favour gum into my afternoon to help relax my body so that I can continue working.
Q: What are some of your at-home wellness tips right now?
A: Making time for sleep and deep-breathing.
Q: What's your current favorite song?
A: I've been loving afrobeats.
Q: How do you do yourself a Favour?
A: Spending time with my family and laughing!
To learn more about Maya and the amazing work that she's doing, head over to her Instagram here.
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