to the moon and back:
a childhood under the influence

Share the Hope

Lisa Kohn’s memoir of being raised in and torn between two conflicting worlds. There was the world she longed for and lived in on weekends – her mother’s world, which was the fanatical, puritanical cult of the Moonies – and the world she was forced to live in during the week – her father’s world, which was based in sex, drugs, and the squalor of life in New York City’s East Village in the 1970’s.

To the Moon and Back

new awards


5-Star Review


2018 INDIES Book of the Year


Honorable Mention

You really need to read this book, because it’s awesome.

Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess 'New York Times' bestselling author of 'Furiously Happy'

as seen in

What Lisa Does

Lisa Kohn
Writes

Lisa’s long-running blog offers hope and joy to others who may feel beaten or damaged by their upbringing or circumstances.
Lisa shares stories from her past, as well as her challenges, peace, and healing of today.

to the moon
and back

Told with spirited candor,
to the moon and back reveals
how one can leave behind
absurdity and horror and create a life of intention and joy. This is the fascinating tale of a story rarely told in its full complexity.

Coaching, Consulting, & Speaking

As a Chatsworth Consulting Group Partner, Lisa focuses on leadership consulting and executive coaching, spending time speaking, writing, teaching, and presenting approaches to life and business.

Lisa Kohn Writes

I spoke at a workshop on extremist groups last week

It was an amazing week. I was in Scotland, where I hadn’t been since the late 80s when I went back to visit my friends from when I spent a semester at the Uni there in the early 80s. I was in Stirling and walked the Uni. I was in Edinburgh. I saw old friends and made...

Beauty is all around me…am I noticing it?

The sun is shining. The breeze is whispering through the trees. The wind chimes are chiming. The birds are chirping. There is so much beauty all around me. Am I noticing it? Each day – each moment – I have a choice. Left to its own devices, my mind can swirl with...

What are the other dumb things that I believe?

Whenever my clients tell me it’s like they have me whispering in their ears – like the cartoon angels and devils sitting on the shoulders of cartoon characters and whispering in their ears – I apologize wholeheartedly. I know my mind can be a scary place to be inside...

A good name for god is “not me”

This isn’t my line. (It’s Anne Lamott’s line.) But I think it’s a good line. Whatever your thoughts are about god (or God, or G-d, or goddess, or any other power greater than yourself), at least for me, it’s a great reminder that it’s not me. As I’ve written before, I...

Stay in touch

to receive my latest blog posts and news on to the moon and back

Lisa Kohn's top 10 tips for raising yourself when you've grown up in a toxic environment

Follow me on Twitter

7 hours ago
I spoke at a workshop for counselors in Scotland to help them learn about high control groups. I shared my my personal experience.

My latest blog post - I spoke at a workshop on extremist groups last week - https://t.co/VpM6yTmMU5

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders https://t.co/Hknmx47jih
LisaKohnWrites photo
1 day ago
Last week’s visit to @hamiltonmart16 and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Who knew I’d find my hair salon???

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders https://t.co/AE0FEq394f
LisaKohnWrites photo
1 day ago
Thank you @womenforone for the chance to be part of the difference you're making. I can ALWAYS build my muscles to think and choose differently. I still forget. Thank you for the reminder! https://t.co/ESFsJ2DJ1l

Start reading 'to the moon and back' today!


Subscribe to my weekly newsletter and receive a FREE sample from my new book, 'to the moon and back'!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Start reading 'to the moon and back' today!


Subscribe to my weekly newsletter and receive a FREE sample from my book, 'to the moon and back'!

You have Successfully Subscribed!