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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

Are You Up For It?

Now that we have all participated in the ice bucket challenge, how about challenging yourself to improve your health during the month of October? My friend, Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer for Koko FitClubs, has presented us with The 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge. Ok, I'm interested because I already have half of it locked down – I'm very near or always over 10,000 steps a day, but it's the sugar part that I want to tackle.

Sugar, to me, is as addictive as any hard drug out there. All last year, until wedding week, I had the thing beat. Even during wedding week I did pretty well. My eBmi was perfect going into wedding week at 28.2. After wedding week it was only 28.6 after two weeks of wine and foods I should never have within my reach. I was pretty proud. So now why am I sitting at 29.2 and feeling it in my jeans? Sugar addiction. I fell off the wagon and didn't realize it. It was so slow. The sugar I consumed during the two wedding weeks settled itself in my brain and began the slow sabotage of my hard work to beat it all last spring. Granted, I'm an incentive-driven person and that mother of the bride dress I had to rock encouraged me, but do I really incentives to keep the sugar monster out of my life? Yes. I do.

This morning Koko FitClub tweeted Michael's website, which I didn't know about, and I was very excited to find. (Ashley, his Harvard Stadium Stair challenges are also posted there – gear up Chris Whiting!) I not only love the 10,000 step challenge, but more of Michael's fitness info and advice is exactly what I need to keep me on track and provide those incentives now that the the blue dress is no longer in the picture. I immediately subscribed and wanted to share this really good thing with you. So – how about it? Who wants to join me in the fight against sugar?

And so, as another day goes by, fall presents yet another mountain to climb, and…I have written.

(This needs to go on the bathroom mirror!)

 

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