Nicole Berrie is a nutritional guru on a mission to provide everyone, especially her cult following of working women and mothers, a delicious guide to clean living. Spreading her message of wellness through her editorial website Bonberi, and plant-based bodega, Bonberi on Bleecker, she's helping people curate a true life well lived.
How would you describe what you do?
I am the founder of Bonberi, an online platform devoted to plant-based recipes and clean living, and Bonberi on Bleecker, a clean corner store.
Who inspires you?
I'm constantly inspired by my peers and mothers who also have thriving careers.
What do you hope to inspire in other women?
I hope to inspire women that they don't have to "choose" or have things timed correctly, sometimes it all happens at once and to feel comfortable saying "yes" even if you had a different plan in the first place.
Is there an example you can share of how another woman has lifted you up?
I am constantly lifted up by other mothers and "mom friends" since becoming a mom myself. It's a sisterhood I never really knew existed. Whether it's online or at school pick up, just being able to commiserate and gain knowledge from other mothers have been invaluable.
How has confidence played a role in your life?
Confidence makes you fearless. Sometimes it dips in and out and that's ok.
What's the best part of your job?
Feeding people! Through my dishes at the shop and through recipes :)
What are you most proud of?
Being a mom to my two kids.
What has been the most useful advice you've received?
Learn how to pivot.
What is your motto or mantra?
Choose love over fear.
What are you most excited for next?
[Photo by Yumi Matsuo]