to the moon and back:
a childhood under the influence

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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

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Silver Medal Award

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2018 INDIES Book of the Year


13th Annual Finalist


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2019 Finalist

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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

Awareness of…

Someone I trust gave me a key recently. A key to greater mindfulness. A key to help me stay even more in the present moment. A key to bring me back to here and now and me when I start to drift or wander. “Awareness of…” Apparently, it’s a mindfulness practice that...
Soon the fear will go away

Soon the fear will go away

I don’t admit to anyone how often I’m wracked with fear. Don’t get me wrong. I’m fine. I’m happy. I’m safe. And I’m doing really, really well. But I still get wracked with fear. Often. I’ve learned to breathe through it. I’ve learned to call it out as false – False...

I’m going to complain less and praise more

I’m going to complain less and praise more

I wouldn’t call myself a complainer, really. It’s not usually where I come from. I generally don’t get too caught in listing all that’s wrong in and around me or in dwelling on what’s causing me pain and stress. I generally don’t get too caught, but I can get caught....

If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

It was my Saturday morning yoga practice, with one of my favorite instructors. (Truth be told, they’re all pretty much my favorite instructors!) “If the pose doesn’t bring you joy,” she told us, “don’t do it.” What a concept! I am generally not one for opting out of...

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