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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!

You ARE Your Thoughts

Today in yoga the instructor was trying to help new people stay in the room by encouraging them not to buy into the things their mind was telling them. He said, "You are not your thoughts." That sounded a little out of sync to me, even though I understood his intentions.

In effect, I . . . → Read More: You ARE Your Thoughts

4 Mats In A Hot Room

This morning my Bikram yoga buddies and I set up our camps and then went back out in the lobby. When we entered the room again, my friend said, "Oh! The mats look so pretty!" They did, and, of course my mind took off. Here's where it went:

Four mats in a hot room, lie . . . → Read More: 4 Mats In A Hot Room


Today was a day that could only be described by that one word – wrestling. I woke up with a headache that wouldn't quit. For me, that makes even the mundane tasks of breakfast and teeth brushing difficult. Next came prayer and meditation. It hurt to write or read anything. So I took frequent breaks . . . → Read More: Wrestling

Learning About Longevity

I have been doing Bikram yoga for 22 months now, five days a week. For 16 of those 22 months nothing was ever sore or ever hurt me between classes. In the last 6 months I have had issues with different muscles. Some days my glutes would hurt. Some days my chin, first one leg, . . . → Read More: Learning About Longevity

The Day After Bikram

After a night on my daughter's couch I found myself awake and ready to go at 5am. Of course, being on a couch, I found myself awake more than once throughout the night and while feeling ready to get up, I was still tired after the wonderful day with my daughter, the food and drink, . . . → Read More: The Day After Bikram

Bikram Day

At the end of Bikram day in Boston I find myself safely cuddled up on my daughter's couch, HGTV on the telly, glass of red wine and a bag of Trader Joes licorice on the table beside me. The couch is next to a picture window that looks down on the street below from this . . . → Read More: Bikram Day

What Scared YOU Today?

It’s a good thing the sun didn’t make an appearance on Cape Cod today, because the humidity was off the charts. Having an engagement this morning, I had to go to the 4 pm Bikram class, giving the humidity all day to grow even more smothering than it was at 9 am.

Uh..oh…here goes . . . → Read More: What Scared YOU Today?

Break It Down!

My friend Shirley, who is attending Bikram teacher training in LA, is doing a wonderful job blogging weekly about her experience there. Her blogs are detailed and give me an exact picture of just what teacher training involves. I cannot believe how hard and grueling it is. So much so that it just reinforces what . . . → Read More: Break It Down!