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Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Penelope Przekop is the author of Aberrations: A Novel (Emerald/Greenleaf) and Six Sigma for Business Excellence (McGraw-Hill). On her blog, Aberration Nation, she interviews people with various mental, physical, and situational aberrations. Members of the Aberration Nation are heros who are... Full Bio
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Holding onto Her Hat: Marya Hornbacher by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness "Dealing with a wayward mind can be so tricky; creative work or even a creative way of looking at the world can give you a means of holding onto your hat in a way that d ... Read on »
Art and Science: Santiago Betancur by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness "Two different points of view (art and science) are converging." Despite already envisioning myself as more of a "liberal arts" student, when we studied vision in ... Read on »
New Art: Summer Tribe by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Summer Tribe 12" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media Hand me a stick and I'll dance it through,Like summer again, gold glints tangling in my aging hair,Fetch me some ligh ... Read on »
Choosing Battles: John Gilstrap by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness " ... I have family and acquaintances who ostentatiously never read my books ..." My latest novel, Dust, is dedicated to my mother. If you follow me on Facebook, you know ... Read on »
New Art: My Unconquerable Soul by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness My Unconquerable Soul12" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquer ... Read on »
Writing and Basketball: Christine Baker by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness " ... without creativity in sport, there would be no sport." I was a cheerleader.  My daughter is a basketball player.  When she's at her best, jumping for a rebound or ... Read on »
New Art: It's so Beautiful but I Just Can't Eat It by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It's so Beautiful but I Just Can't Eat It18" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas When cracked open, the thing we find most beautiful often fails us. Our enjoyment comes from simply ... Read on »
My Writing Life: How to Get the Darn Novel Written by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness One of my pet peeves, close to nails across a chalkboard, is people who give writing advice when they haven't accomplished a heck of a lot in their own writing careers.  Giv ... Read on »
Hell's Best Illustrator: Allen Koszowski by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness "In general, horror artists are not promoting evil; in their world, good triumphs." Creative folks often use art to express what we cannot otherwise fully articulate. ... Read on »
New Art: I'm on Fire by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I'm on Fire36" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media All the close-minded crap that was crammed into my head as I growing up set me on fire.  For years, I smoldered in ... Read on »
Coaster Rider: Dario Posada by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness "This journey has been like a roller coaster." During the last week, I completed the draft of my latest novel, DUST.  I also finished a new painting.  Amazing authors Mar ... Read on »
Beating Back Grief: Darin Strauss by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness  "... grief, (and even the weird feeling of guilt without culpability) if not vanquished, can at least be beaten back." Last week I had a challenging conversation with my ... Read on »
New Art: Pipe Dreams by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness  Pipe Dreams  30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media My vision for this piece originated from some chunky, colorful pipes I came across last year in Salt Lak ... Read on »
Renaissance Flair: Penelope Przekop by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The joy on my 11-year-old daughter's face as she races through the wind captures how I'm feeling today.  Her smile evokes a surge of youthful hope and the belief that a gran ... Read on »
BOUNDARIES: A Louisiana Love Story (The End) by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Note: To learn more about Penelope Przekop's novel, BOUNDARIES, and to start reading at the beginning, go here !  It all comes down on October 1st.  Don't miss it! Chapt ... Read on »
AN News: BUA "POPS" by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Justin BUA is on his way to Aberration Nation!  In the meantime, he asked me to pass along information on his upcoming LA show.  BUA, the legendary urban artist, pro ... Read on »
Christianity and Creativity: Eugene McBride by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness "Oh, life is bigger It's bigger than you And you are not me The lengths that I will go to The distance in your eyes." R.E.M. When I was a tall, gawky eight grade ... Read on »
BOUNDARIES: A Louisiana Love Story (Post 28) by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Note: To learn more about Penelope Przekop's novel, BOUNDARIES, and to start reading at the beginning, go here !  It all comes down on October 1st.  Don't miss it! Chapt ... Read on »
BOUNDARIES: A Louisiana Love Story (Post 27) by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Note: To learn more about Penelope Przekop's novel, BOUNDARIES, and to start reading at the beginning, go here ! Chapter 11: Bartholomew (continued) God, why cain’t ... Read on »
Talented Weirdo: Joshilyn Jackson by Penelope P. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness "Oh Lord! Are you asking if I am a weirdo? Hell yes, I'm a weirdo." If a tree falls in the forest but nobody hears it, does it make a sound?  And if talent exists but ... Read on »