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!

The Best Birthday Message

Today the calendar says I am 63 years old. When I was younger, I never pictured myself doing what I am doing at this age. If you told me when I was still teaching that when I retired I'd be working full time managing a health club and training people, I would never have believed . . . → Read More: The Best Birthday Message

How To Be Awesome in 2016

You might think to be awesome in 2016 you should make a few resolutions and then stick to them. Simple, right? Wrong. Today I found a new formula leading to awesomeness. I follow Thomas Plummer on Facebook. We, at Koko, use Thom and his writings as sort of a point person to help us stay . . . → Read More: How To Be Awesome in 2016

10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

I learned a lot in days 7-12. First, I learned I walk 11-12,000 steps a day without even being conscious of it. That's a good thing. I'd hate to think I have to worry about upping my steps forever. Second, I learned my added sugar intake runs around 22g a day and there is . . . → Read More: 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

I learned a lot in days 7-12. First, I learned I walk 11-12,000 steps a day without even being conscious of it. That's a good thing. I'd hate to think I have to worry about upping my steps forever. Second, I learned my added sugar intake runs around 22g a day and there is . . . → Read More: 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

Day 2 – I Did It!

 

10,159 steps just before I left work last night! I was really excited to see that 10,000. I did have a cardio workout in the morning and I think that's what put it over the top. Added sugar intake was solid at 39 g. I think I see the culprit. My New Lifestyle . . . → Read More: Day 2 – I Did It!

Stopping

This morning’s Bikram yoga class was not about starting, it was about stopping. Standing head to knee is still my nemesis pose. “Lock your left leg and reach down and pick up your right foot”, instructs the teacher. I reach down, fall sideways, straighten up, reach down again and this time I grab it. I’m . . . → Read More: Stopping