About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
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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!

Thick Skin

Get a thick skin. If you take risks, sometimes you’ll get a standing ovation, and sometimes, people will throw tomatoes. Can you think of any leader or innovator whom you admire who doesn’t have enthusiastic fans and harsh critics? Get used to wins and losses, praise and pans, getting a call back and being ignored. . . . → Read More: Thick Skin

Fall & Change Go Hand in Hand

In the fall of 2012 I discovered Koko FitClub and began a whole new way to exercise and stay fit and healthy. In the fall of 2013 I began working for Koko and traversed the cape clubs 5 days a week. In the fall of 2014 I became the manager of the Mashpee club. During . . . → Read More: Fall & Change Go Hand in Hand

Simple Gratitude

Today when I woke up I was 62. Going about my morning routine, having a great workout and starting my workday made me very thankful that at 62 I am alive, healthy and have a big life.

This past winter, just before the blizzard, I slipped on black ice on my porch and thought it . . . → Read More: Simple Gratitude

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

Piece By Piece

In March Kelley Clarkson's new album Piece By Piece came out. Downloaded it and spent some driving time getting ready for her tour beginning July 11. Got our tickets for the concert on our 40th anniversary July 12 at the Xfinity Center. (See how much my hubby loves me? Lol)

. . . → Read More: Piece By Piece

Spring Reset!

At Koko FitClub we now have a new parameter to our program. It's called Koko Plus and it's exactly what people who sign up for gym memberships and never go, need. It's scheduled time with a Master FitCoach, such as myself, to help them stay on track and actually make some progress to motivate them . . . → Read More: Spring Reset!

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…

Day 10 – How’s It Going?

Here I sit on day 10 of the Koko 21 Day Fat Burn Booster Program. What I have I learned so far? I learned to vary my cardio and not get stuck in a rut – but the best thing about that is I learned not to HATE cardio the way I used to. By . . . → Read More: Day 10 – How’s It Going?

Day 1 & 2 – Not So Bad!

Monday was Day 2 of my 21 Day Fat Burn Booster. Tuesday was rest day. I kind of liked not having to leave the house until 9:15. Maybe this is a hidden reward for doing the program.

Day 1: I had to do the first cardio treadmill program and I was a bit nervous. (I . . . → Read More: Day 1 & 2 – Not So Bad!

21 Day New Year Boost!

Okay, so I made a simple resolution. Bump up my cardio. According to Michael Wood, I followed his suggestions and I should be able to do this. (But you know I hate cardio.) Michael suggests using Dr. Carr's SCRAM method when crafting a new year resolution: Make a goal that is Specific, Consistent, Reasonable, Attainable, . . . → Read More: 21 Day New Year Boost!