My name is Tina Bowling and I am a stay-at-home mom of two and professional blogger, living in the Chicago area.   In 2011, I created My Highest Self just for fun and it flourished before my eyes.  Writing every day gives me great joy and I love connecting with bloggers and brands!  Previous experience includes:  Brand Ambassador & In-Show Trend Reporter for Face & Body Midwest, Beauty Contributor for Savvy Sassy Moms (2 1/2 years), event coverage for Girls Night Out Chicago on and Review Team Member for Pretty Pink Momma.

January 2017 – Panel Speaker, Beauty Trends in Social Media at Face & Body Midwest Expo

Take a moment to read a few of my favorite articles:

Event Recap + Videos: Face & Body Midwest Expo 2017

Getting Through the Loss of Mom with Soul Sessions

How to Make Your Own Sun

How Our Family Treats Eczema 

Best Chicago Spas

Family Fun at Key Lime Cove

Gloria Jean’s Coffee

Getting Started with Jenny Craig

My professional background is all business.  I have over 20 years experience as an Administrative Assistant in several industries including advertising and real estate.  I have a true passion for research, writing, and “the details”.

At My Highest Self you will find thorough beauty product reviews, style, food, drinks, Chicago events, and more.  I’m a busy mom of two, my son is 10 and my daughter is 9.  I share a lot about my life at home too!

I am an absolute coffee fanatic, a true Pisces, and enjoy reading all types of books and listening to nearly all genres of music.  Astrology, psychology, and self-help all crave my attention.  My down-time typically involves a home pedicure, facial, and a stack of magazines.  I am a firm believer in positive thinking, karma, and manifesting your own highest self!

Lots of Love,



  1. vicki carter
    September 19, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    following you by email

  2. nikki robak
    September 13, 2012 / 11:46 am

    thanx for the giveaway

  3. nikki robak
    September 13, 2012 / 11:45 am

    follow by email

  4. August 23, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    I just thought you were not sending any emails then I realized something must have happened so I signed in and got the emails coming again can not wait until I get my first one.

    • Tina
      August 24, 2012 / 7:59 am

      Hi Verna! Glad to have you back :).

    • Tina
      August 24, 2012 / 7:58 am

      Thank you, June, love you girl!

    • Tina
      July 10, 2012 / 7:23 am

      Thank you, it’s great to see you again!

  5. June 30, 2012 / 12:46 am

    Aloha Tina! I found your blog thru BBC. Yep, I’m a huge coffee gal as well. I subbed thru email so your posts go straight to my inbox. Have a great wknd!
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    • Tina
      July 1, 2012 / 8:55 am

      Thanks so much, good to meet another coffee loving beauty girl! Love your blog too, will sub back :).

  6. Dlori
    June 26, 2012 / 12:40 am

    Glad to be a part of your family!

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

    • Tina
      August 24, 2012 / 7:58 am

      Glad to have you, Diane!

  7. Ivanoski Parra Gomez
    June 26, 2012 / 12:31 am


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