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!

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

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

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

Beat It!

Over the weekend several people have joined the 10,000 step/beat sugar challenge. I'm in the gearing up phase – yesterday that meant finishing all the chocolate hidden in the freezer. Today I am going to read the packaging of everything I eat and tally up the grams (including my New Lifestyle Diet food I . . . → Read More: Beat It!

Gearing Up

Yesterday I announced my intention to participate in Michael Wood's 10,000 step challenge. Today I don't think I could do the sugar part – abstain from added sugar for the whole month – without doing some sort of gearing up during these last few weeks of October. I need some mental preparation and lots . . . → Read More: Gearing Up

Are You Up For It?

Now that we have all participated in the ice bucket challenge, how about challenging yourself to improve your health during the month of October? My friend, Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer for Koko FitClubs, has presented us with The 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge. Ok, I'm interested because I already have half of it locked . . . → Read More: Are You Up For It?

Are You Up For It?

Now that we have all participated in the ice bucket challenge, how about challenging yourself to improve your health during the month of October? My friend, Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer for Koko FitClubs, has presented us with The 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge. Ok, I'm interested because I already have half of it locked . . . → Read More: Are You Up For It?

Without Numbers

It’s hard to live a life without numbers, but today that’s what I want to focus on. I don’t want to consider “how many” clients, students, members, etc. I just want to focus in the ONE I’m with.

I remember how I used to spend the first fifteen minutes of the school day standing . . . → Read More: Without Numbers