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This piece was done by a dear friend / client of mine, Lynn Cornish and greets you upon entry of her home, welcoming visitors, to remind them of what matters most in life. Lynn lives in Portola Valley, California with her 2 dogs Ozzie and Bubba who are the light of her life. Lynn has been painting for 30 years and paints with 20 other artists in a warehouse in Redwood City, California. Her art is sometimes provocative, whimsical and always vivid and bright, capturing the essence of what happens on any given day.

Lynn with Ozzie and Bubba

This particular piece “Don’t Confuse Net Worth W/ Self Worth” is inspired by the area in which she lives in Silicon Valley, the dot com capital, where 1 % of the richest population resides. It could be easy to get swept away with power and greed but her message speaks to the heart, reminding us that truly Wealth is Health and not indicative of people’s contentment or happiness.

Lynn knows first hand that wealth does not equal health as her brother Robby suffered with mental illness all of his life. She tried for years to the best of her ability to help him with therapy, programs, housing, finances etc. He lived as rich a life as anyone could have with his serious condition of schizophrenia. He frequented thrift shops often and drove the car she gave him proudly and everyone knew him by name. He told many stories in lucid times and his favorite line was “It’s nothing to write home about” and laughter would fill the air. Everyone still laughs when they talk about this story and although I never met Robby, I feel as though I knew him by the stories that she and her brothers and sister in laws share when they get together in fond memory. Robby had an episode as is often the case with mental health issues that landed him in jail on a 5150 in March of 2015. I personally reassured Lynn that this was a good thing (I know first hand with family members that suffer from mental health issues) because he would now get the help he needed which is most often the case. She was trying to post bail because she was worried sick about him but sadly and tragically he was murdered in jail by his roommate who also suffered mental health issues on St. Patrick’s Day March 17th 2015.

Robert Anthony Hearn

Lynn makes generous donations to mental health organizations along with many other worthy causes.

Mental Health treatment, care and respect for each individual cannot be overemphasized in a world where 1 in 4 suffer from mental health issues and trauma. It does not discriminate and one never knows if or when one of us could be part of this percentage.

Lynn’s house reflects her fun loving, giving and vivacious personality that captivates everyone that comes in contact with her. Her walls are a gallery that infuse happiness and joy while looking at her art and her expansive view of the bay and majestic mountains.

Most days you will find her hiking the hills with the deer, turkeys and extraordinary wild life that are protected in her area.

Here’s Lynn‘s website if you want to check it out, just for fun. I am a HUGE fan and the lucky recipient of piece that hangs in my entry.

The one above is ear marked for another one of her friends but we are all battling her for it or urging her to make a lithograph for our homes as well. If you are interested in that please let her know.

This beautiy hangs in Lynn’s Dearest friend Wendy’s home
And this one in my entry

One day when working with Lynn I saw this in her garage and she said she was painting over it because she didn’t like it. I grabbed it so fast it would make your head spin and I LOVE IT. What’s more is my husband and I don’t agree on art at all AND WE BOTH LOVE IT!!! That speaks volumes!!!

A side angle view with Buddha standing guard

Look closely here…. no irreverence intended but even Buddha agrees this year has been F_____. Just keeping with the theme of things from last post. Lol!!!!

As always, thanks so much for reading, liking (if you do of course), commenting and or sharing. I’m most grateful for your time and kindness.

Here’s to our Wealth in Health with Love and Always Laughs,

❤️

Cindy

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kinge
9 months ago

Thank you for sharing Lynn’s story. y suffer with mental health issues and there needs to be more awareness on this. A good reminder of net worth is not self worth.

kinge
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Welcome Cindy ❤

Ladysag77
9 months ago

Ain’t Ty hat the truth! One is a power structure and the other is truth. Please and thank you for not confusing them! Too many get swept up in how these 2 distinctly different aspects and point of views become priorities. I for one have see both sides of this coin. My reality has always been, if I am rich, let itbe in heart and in love. I applaud you for featuring Lynn’s story and work. We are all worthy and that is truth. Her life sounds full of joyful peace and grounded roots of love and acceptance. Beautiful Cindy❤ So much love pours out of this heartwarming story❤

Ladysag77
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

A great way to start my day🥰🙌

Lisa Mae ❤️
9 months ago

Thank you for shedding light on mental health issues on your platform, and sharing Lynn’s story.
I, too, love your painting- and agree with your Buddha statue!
I just love you for many reasons, and your spacious heart is just one! 💕

ecohorizons
Reply to  Lisa Mae ❤️
9 months ago

Excercise , expression of feelings in a healthy way , doing things you enjoy and helping others improve mental health…
https://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/health-and-well-being/mental-health/10-top-tips-for-good-mental-health/

akshita1776
9 months ago

Heartwarming and very motivating!

Wendy
Wendy
9 months ago

Life is full of surprises – some we create and some are thrust upon us. Good perspective on Lynn – one of the finest humans around.

Wendy
Wendy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Sorry. It is Priceless!!!!!

Samreen Asad
9 months ago

Thanks Cindy for sharing your friends story with us, beautiful paintings, beautiful artist and such adorable dogs. ❤️
And I so agree with you regarding the logo in your last post here as well😉
Love and hugs🤗❤️ Take care 🌺

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

I so did Cindy!! And trust me I couldn’t stop myself having a chuckle 😅 ❤️ thank you 🌺🤗🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

🤣🤗❤️🌺

gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
9 months ago

Cindy, I enjoyed Lynn’s colorful art very much! <3 The story of Robby is so sad! I can relate to it from the experiences of someone close to me. Sometimes doing all we can do is not enough to prevent tragedy, and no amount of money can fix some problems! Thank you for this beautiful, inspiring post. 🙂 Have a great day! Cheryl

gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Like button not cooperating. Thanks for your kind response. <3

short-prose-fiction
9 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing Cindy. You have a heart of gold. There is sadness and tragedy in this life but your post is truly inspiring.
xoxoxo

ggsf24
9 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

Kumar Harsh
9 months ago

Cindy really loved reading the entire post. Mental health is the least thing talked about even today when the generations have suffered through it. Yesterday my parents were watching the movie, A beautiful mind. They hadn’t watched it before and could relate to it so much. My grandmother suffered with Schizophrenia towards the end of her days and we were there to witness that. It’s painful and no words can even define the pain the family goes through. Please extend my heartfelt greetings to Lynn. She seems so lovely. We definitely need to talk much more about mental illness when in these days and age its at its peak. Thank you for sharing this with us. Hope you are well. 😇😇

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

😇😇🥰☺️

Array
9 months ago

Lynn is extremely beautifully creative! Thanks for sharing her story. 🙂

Offshorewriter
9 months ago

This is a heartfelt post Cindy. Thanks for sharing your friend’s story here. I am so saddened to read how her brother died. I know someone who suffers with this problem and I can understand how hard life would be.

Btw… The paintings are too good and beautiful. Do not forget to convey this to your friend. 🥰

Vrinda Nair
9 months ago

Wonderful painting!

Shruba
9 months ago

Mental health awareness is a priority and it is our responsibility to be more understanding and inclusive so people suffering from mental health issues can feel safe enough to trust us. Thanks for sharing Lynn’s story with us. 🖤

Shruba
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Yes, I hope she finds peace and love too. Hugs 💜

Era
Era
9 months ago

Such an heartfelt post.
Thanks for sharing it 💙

Era
Era
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

🤗💙

Beck
9 months ago

Beautiful artwork.
Such a sad story… heartbreaking. 😢

Beck
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Oh I saw the Buddha… it looks like he might belong at my house. 😉 I’m also a Buddha statue whisperer— don’t be surprised if he up and leaves one day! 😂

Cheryl Shea
Cheryl Shea
9 months ago

Beautifully written story about Lynn and Robby. Lynn is truly a beautiful person inside and out. She is full of compassion which was so apparent in how she rescued Robby and helped him cope and lead a decent life. She is my sister in law, dear friend and I can’t express how wonderful she has been to all of Her friends and family. Her paintings are unique, vibrant and fun. We Love you Lynn! Cindy thank you for writing this beautiful post and bringing Robbys memory back as a reminder to all how unfair mental illness is.

rahjomuelvin
9 months ago

Wealth does not equal health. Self-worth does not depend on wealth. Thank you for these reminders. As well as reminding us that too many people are suffering from mental illness around the world. We need to be kinder to each other.❤️

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
9 months ago

♡ I take notes and coins and attach them to my surfaces; no matter how broke I AM they stay attached and I AM still here and it has NOTHING!!! to do with Finances

…♡♡♡…

Navin
9 months ago

Thank you for such a beautiful sharing…heartbreaking…painful…though Lynn sees the light…she believes in that…coz she’s the light…the paintings are simply beautiful…there’s a hint of joy, happiness & pain as well in her shades…and you, my dear friend…have this sick ability to write your lines so well…with quite an important message…awareness ❤️

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

You’re welcome dear Cindy…I’m glad you felt that way…you surely write from your heart

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

🤗❤️😊

nitinsingh
9 months ago

Motivating

Ingrid
9 months ago

A sad story of Lynn’s brother but with an important message: so many of us are suffering from mental health issues, especially at the moment. We must never forget the value of reaching out to a friend in need.

thebibliophilewriter
9 months ago

It is such a great story with grt motive

thebibliophilewriter
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

❤❤

jonicaggiano
9 months ago

I agree, that is one lovely piece of art. A happy piece. She sounds like a great friend. You hare so right about money my friend. I love this post, even though the message is so tragic. I am so sorry she lost someone in such a tragic way. That story just melts one’s heart. I applaud your work my friend. This is a time when people really need their therapist and many types of different counselors as time are so crazy. Bless you for what you do. Sending you lots of love and hugs. Love xoxoxo ya, Joni

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Yes your friend is really talented. I really enjoyed your work out video. It was a great mix of exercises with great stretches. You are just sending out all kinds of positive vibes. I love it my friend. Love and hugs right back at you. Have an awesome weekend. 🤗💕❤️Joni

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

You too my friend. Seriously and I will give you any feedback I have but I was actually impressed with the variety, strength building for the core and how you talked about alternatives for people with shoulder issues. I thought it was a great video my friend. Sending great vibes and fairies with flowers. 💖🤗💕🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

🤗💕❤️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

inspirechief
9 months ago

Cindy, what a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing her story and bringing mental health issues to the forefront.
I love the painting you have. She is very talented.
I hope all is well with you and your family. Take care. Scott

Christine Lucero
9 months ago

this is really motivating💕

akshita bansal
9 months ago

This is a very heartfelt one cindy..!
I really enjoyed reading the story of your friend by your words🥰, there were so many mixed emotions while I was reading this…Also the paintings were poignant 💖

akshita bansal
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Your most welcome cindy.
It was such a pleasure reading this piece.
Yes, I just hope she gets all the creative gifts out there.
Such a pleasure.
Hugs❤❤

akshita bansal
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

You are so kind as well cindy🤗❤

akshita bansal
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

A great pleasure always…cindy🤗❤

Kritika
9 months ago

The first painting is really encouraging. People do not know what exactly net worth and self worth means. The others are marvel.

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

My pleasure always Cindy 🙂 (Heart)

Dulcy💕
9 months ago

I am glad to know about the strengths and talent that Lynn possesses. She is actually living her life to the fullest 👍🏻👍🏻thanks for sharing such a wonderful post about her ❤

Dulcy💕
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

🤗🤗❤😍

Kally
9 months ago

The story is really inspiring and motivating. Reminds us to always live our lives to the fullest with no regrets.

Kally
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

You’re most welcome, Cindy. Have a lovely weekend.

Nawazish
9 months ago

Heart warming and motivating. You shed some light on most hyped topic these mental health. Everyone talks about mental health yet never cares for their own!

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

I am good! What about you?

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

I did follow you before but wordpress is drunk most of the times. I am not notified of your post. So I unfollowed to follow again and enable notification again!🥺😅

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Sure! I’ll let you know!❤

RecoveryWise
9 months ago

Your storytelling is compelling and truly enjoyable! Such a tragedy, but you framed him so we’ll. That piece you grabbed is so cool, loved it and your Buddha. I always come away happier after I read your work. Thanks for a wonderful read.

Ruelha
9 months ago

Thank you for sharing Robb and Lynn’s story. I wish it didn’t have to be that way. But, like one of your last posts….silver linings….It’s nice to read articles that focus on mental health issues without the negativity and condescension. I’m so glad you brought up the point of how those two things( net worth and self worth) are absolutely different because too many people do not see the difference at all….me included …well that was a long time ago though….great post Cindy….
Hugs and love 🧸🧸🥰🧸🥰🧸🥰🧸🥰🧸🥰🧸

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

I agree with you there Cindy. Your thoughts are pure and profound.
Love, light, hope and hugs….🎀🥰🤗🥰🎀🤗🥰🥰🎀

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

🎀🎀🎀🌸🌸🌸😍🤩😍🤩😂🌸🌸🌸🎀🎀🎀

rothpoetry
9 months ago

A very interesting post! Great art work. So sad about her brother.

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

You are welcome Cindy.

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
9 months ago

Thank you for this heart wrenching story about your friends brother. Such a tragic loss. Mental illness is such a heartbreaking disease that affects the entire family. I have tremendous empathy for anyone suffering from mental illness it can be such a debilitating disease.Your friend is a very talented artist, what beautiful work.
I am especially moved by the painting don’t confuse net worth with self worth so very profound.
From your description of her she is a treasure to have as a friend..

Muralikrish
9 months ago

Really interesting and motivating.👌

Recuperation
9 months ago

Great post !!.Loved the art work ❤️️

Buhari
Buhari
8 months ago

you can also check out my blog its about net worth and not self-worth.. cheess

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