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Hi all, I’m Sonal Chhibber. I’m an Indian expat living in Dubai for past 13 yrs. I’m a mom to 3 lovely kids. I believe in live & let live. Writing is my passion. I’m an Author, Writer, Poetess, Editor-in-Chief, Motivational Speaker, Digital Content Creator, Lifestyle Blogger, Model, Global Indian Influencer and Mompreneur. I write regularly about women empowerment, parenting, expat life, self-care, beauty, wellness, fashion, relationship, mindfulness, spirituality and travel. I like to share my thoughts and experiences and help people. I seek to inspire all, specially women as I believe women are the cornerstone of family and society at large. 
 
While I love being at home & spending quality time with my family, still a side of me was looking to venture out. That is when I decided to pursue my passion of writing. After winning a writing contest, my inputs started getting featured in reputed newspapers, magazines, websites, books, radio, TV & blog portals in Dubai and India. This got me much needed appreciation, acknowledgement and respect. So, with encouragement from my family, I decided to start my personal blog and share my thoughts, plus I unleashed my passion of becoming an author and released my books and became a renowned Writer. Idea was to motivate and empower all!
 
Having worked in the corporate and education sector for long, blogging was and is still a challenge for me. Still I try to give my 100 % and never give up. Writing, Teaching and Wellness are the areas I’m passionate about. I have always lived the way I want and stand for right things, no matter what. So, my blog is aptly titled @living_life_on_own_terms. I believe in being yourself and living life the way you want and get success on your terms. It’s tough, but achievable!
“Living life on own terms” means the ability to live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you. It means being able to enjoy quality time with your family, while also having a purpose-filled career that provides financial freedom. It also means having the time, freedom and flexibility to pursue the things that matter most to you, whether that is travel, volunteering, fitness, or any number of other hobbies or interests.
 
Living life on your own terms means having purpose and fulfillment in your life, as well as having freedom and flexibility to do what matters most to you. It’s important to do this because how you feel about your life and work affects not only you but also everyone around you. You can make this happen by starting today and taking action! 
 
I believe it’s never too late to begin and make your dreams into reality. One can achieve anything, provided one sustains the will to make it happen and puts in the work required to make it happen. I want to motivate & encourage women, help those who need to find themselves & pursue their passion in life. That’s my mission now!
 
My Work Highlights : 
*Author of ‘Living life on my own terms’, ‘Secrets of life hacking’ & ‘Sonal’s travel notebook..13 Countries in 13 years.’ Books available on Amazon & Kindle. 
*Co-Author of 15 Anthologies like ‘Ambient Heights’, ‘Misplaced Devotion’, ‘Sun Cycle’, ‘Colours’, ‘Train River Poetry’, etc. 
*Chief Editor of ‘Politique’ journal. 
*Editor-in-Chief of Dubai Fashion Magazine & D Fashion Magazine.
*Articles published in reputed newspapers, magazines, publications, websites and blogging portals in Dubai & India.
*Acclaimed Writer, Lifestyle Blogger and Book Reviewer on Instagram, Momspresso, and WordPress. 
*Owner of ‘Living life on own terms’ website. 
*Write-ups featured regularly in Khaleej Times, Out and About Style Magazine, Eat my news,  Dubai Fashion Magazine, Ladies who online, One it network, Ceo Medium magazine, Experts Mouth, Creatorshala, Filmfare, etc.
*Appreared in Talk Show on Channel V with actor Purab Kohli and been part of many celebrity events in the city. 
*Been Motivational Speaker for many events for empowering Moms and Women in workspace and households in Dubai & India. 
*Special Judge for My Dream Dance Stars, USA.
*Winner of She Writer/ Poetess Award’2020 by Ladyzfuzion, Dubai.
*Nominee for Change Maker of the year,  Travel Blogger and Wellness Icon by Filmfare.
*Nominared for World Influencers and Bloggers Awards’2021.
*Awarded Best Influencer and Model, Dubai.
*Guest for Super Power Awards’2020,  dubai.
*Worked with several top brands in beauty, fitness, fashion and hospitality. 
 
Well, I always believe when you discover something wonderful, one must share it with others, hence, I am sharing my life’s journey, milestones and lessons, so that moms like me get encouraged to fight back & not give up their dreams after marriage & kids. Hope strong women join me in this amazing journey and together we create magic & sweet memories!
 
“Never give up on your dreams. It’s difficult to wait, but it is more difficult to regret.”
 
 
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