About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. 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!

Illness & Injury Smarts

Many times my inspiration for this blog comes from my members. They may say something or tell me a story, and I think, hmm..there’s a message there. Today was no different.

A member came in while I was working out who had been out for a long time with surgery and after that a bacterial infection that landed her in the hospital for 5 days. While she was telling me about her ordeal, she said something I had not thought of. She said, “If I had not been coming to Koko regularly for all these years, I would not have made it through this illness. It was only because my body was strong and in good shape that I was able to kick the infection and recover rather quickly.”

Wow, I thought to myself, after she had gone on to do her workout, I never realized that my 16 years of working out consistently wasn’t about weight loss or a better body at all. (Those are just bonuses.) It really was 16 years of banking strong muscles and healthy cells to be able to battle such health issues that could hit me as I get older. I feel better just knowing that if I suffer a fall, a gall bladder attack, or a horrible infection that my body is strong enough to take on the fight.

Day by day, pound lifted by pound lifted, yoga stretch by yoga stretch – it’s all deposits in your health bank for whatever the future holds. Every class you take, every weight training you do, every effort to change your diet – it’s all time and money well-spent to grow your healthy body bank account. Keep making those deposits – day by day, week by week, and year by year. It’s the most valuable retirement account you will have, because if you don’t take care of your body where will you live in retirement?

And so, as another day goes by, it’s what you do for your body every single day that writes the tapestry of your future.

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