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!

Diet Culture, Part 1

This week my daughter sent me something of interest. It was a flyer entitled, What Is Diet Culture? It defined diet culture as “a society that focuses on and values weight, shape, and size over health and well-being.”

Then they gave six examples. After reading each one, I thought to myself, “Yes, this . . . → Read More: Diet Culture, Part 1

Stop Talking!

I talk to myself all the time. Every time I begin a new project either at work or at home I am instantly overwhelmed. Then I start talking it through to myself. This helps me separate what is important from the mishmash swirling around in my brain. In this instance talking to myself is . . . → Read More: Stop Talking!

Scale Obsession

Let’s face it. We are a society obsessed with numbers. From our credit scores, our ages, to our scale weights, these numbers dictate how we feel about ourselves. Today I must take some time to address scale weight. In my experience as a fit coach, the numbers on the scale either pump people up . . . → Read More: Scale Obsession

‘Tis The Season…

It happens twice a year – December and July. ‘Tis the season for the parties, the bad food, the wine and sugary drinks, etc. July is the beginning of the beach season and of course, we need a stocked cooler for an afternoon at the shore. You don’t have to fear this. There are . . . → Read More: ‘Tis The Season…

Start Where You Are, With What You Have

In my 66 years one thing I have learned is that before you ask for or get more of something, you have to learn to take very good care of what you already have. Whether it be your job, money, your home or your health and fitness, you have to be a very good . . . → Read More: Start Where You Are, With What You Have

It’s Not Fun Anymore

In the past 24 hours I heard this message twice so far. Once from a person considering a gym membership, but found out during his trial he does not like to work out. “It's not fun,” he said. Next from someone who finally found a fitness program that worked for her, but said all others . . . → Read More: It’s Not Fun Anymore

The 21 Day Fix Fixed Me

I started the 21 Day Fix on September 3rd. The concept of simple exercise and simple food has completely changed my life. This is not just a diet with a goal and an end in sight. This is a whole new way of life. I started the exercises feeling heavy and fatigued, but the way . . . → Read More: The 21 Day Fix Fixed Me

Tuesday Thoughts

In Beth Donovan’s Spark People blog I came across just a few good thoughts for a Tuesday morning – just a few, but boy do they speak. Here they are:

1. Don’t take water pills to lose weight because you can’t pee out a pizza.

(Need I say more?)

2. Don’t put your thoughts into . . . → Read More: Tuesday Thoughts

Day 19 – The Home Stretch!

Yes, Day 19 of the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster, the home stretch. Where do I find myself? Well, let’s start with the exercise component, since that where my success lies. The strength workouts were excellent! I had a sore shoulder/bicep from catching myself from falling on an icy day. The exercises were spaced out . . . → Read More: Day 19 – The Home Stretch!

It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…

…It’s NOT All About That Scale!

The question I get the most from my members now that I’m half way through the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster is Did you lose any weight? My answer is It is sooo not about the scale weight!

Everyone has a different body composition. Everyone has a an . . . → Read More: It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…