About Me

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!

Peace In Troubled Times

Today I woke up at 4 am. I clicked on the TV and the early morning news was on. My chest felt heavy. My heart was beating to the point where I noticed it. What was wrong with me? Hmm…let's see….lives in Orlando were completely shredded, Trump could possibly become president, and my sister carries . . . → Read More: Peace In Troubled Times

On The Receiving End

Not long ago I was reading a post in a blog I follow (M Bikram Yoga Life). Leigha Hall was talking about this necklace she found on Etsy. The name of the artist was Eternal Girl and she makes these gorgeous necklaces that can even be customized. I immediately fell in love and for . . . → Read More: On The Receiving End

Y is for Yoga

Once again it’s time for the Fun Friday A 2 Z Blog Hop. (And I’m getting better – I’m doing it on Saturday instead of Sunday!) This week’s letter is Y.

Obviously and totally of course, for me, Y is for Yoga. Yoga is the way to put the mind, body and spirit together. I . . . → Read More: Y is for Yoga

Moving Meditations

I know. You’re saying how can you move and meditate at the same time? Didn’t you say you sat in a trance like state for thirty minutes while doing the Silent Journey meditations? Yes, you’re right, I did. In fact I just finished the one on Gratitude and I feel wonderful, energized, and ready to . . . → Read More: Moving Meditations

Camel Pose – A New “Take”

This morning I had a fabulous workout at the Mashpee Koko Fit Club. No – I did not get my perfect workout, but I did lift very close to 7000 pounds for the first time. My friends were all there and it was serene and sunny in the club. After my strength workout, I moved . . . → Read More: Camel Pose – A New “Take”

U is for Unfocused

It’s Fun Friday and time for the A-Z Blog Hop. Do you believe we are at the letter U already? For me, today, U is for “unfocused.

I have worked for Koko Fit Club for over three months now and have trained a lot of people. Within a month of their training a lot . . . → Read More: U is for Unfocused

Laughter Yoga – The Skinny

Ok, here it is, the skinny on Laughter Yoga. Last night I attended my first Laughter Yoga class in West Barnstable, taught by Bobbi. First let me start off by saying that if there’s ever a person that should be teaching Laughter Yoga, it’s Bobbi. Bobbi is a fun loving, jovial person with an infectious . . . → Read More: Laughter Yoga – The Skinny

But I Won’t Do That!

Today was my second day back to Bikram after my month-long hiatus. It was a rough comeback. My first class last week was flawless. Today not so much. It’s not surprising because the yoga always has IT’S way with you, never the other way around. I knew when I re-entered the hot room, there would . . . → Read More: But I Won’t Do That!

Ralph Lives – Time For A Creative Break

Now that Ralph is once again alive on Amazon, it’s time for a creative break. (I can’t believe you haven’t downloaded your copy yet – or if you just did – thank you!) Yesterday I went to the craft store to gather supplies for a jewelry project my daughter is working on. While there, I . . . → Read More: Ralph Lives – Time For A Creative Break

Kept From Bikram

My schedule for the last three weeks and the next two, kept me from doing any Bikram yoga classes. I was out of town for most of that time and there were no studios within reach. The weeks I spend up here in Arlington are only doable exercise wise because I have a Koko Fit . . . → Read More: Kept From Bikram