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

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

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Lisa Kohn

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 want to feel good – what’s the best way to do that?

It’s such a fine line, for me at least. When things get tough, am I better off allowing myself to feel the challenging feelings? Am I better off admitting that whatever it is that is sucking at this very moment sucks? Is that a way to allow and accept what is and to...

Being weak is actually being strong

I’ve written before about the incredible push I have to be “strong.” To never need help. To not falter. To be able to get through anything and do anything no matter what. I keep learning that that is a false sense of strong. I’m moving through a (hopefully) mild...

I like to break the rules

I had coffee with a dear friend this morning. I remember when I told her, years ago when I was first getting to know her, that I was a rule follower. “No one,” she replied, “no one, from just meeting you, from the outside, would ever know that.” I probably don’t look...

Let that shit go

When I crawled into Al-Anon decades ago, they offered me a mantra, “Let go and let god.” It saved my mind, soul, and life. I learned to turn over just about everything…well to start to turn over just about everything. I was (and can still be) damn good at letting go...

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I'll never forget when Robbie and I were sitting across from each other in a Chinese restaurant. I ordered brown rice, and he said, "Wow, you can eat that now too?"

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A1: Looking for ways to lighten someone’s load, speak a word of grace, bring encouragement whether to a student or staff member. Everyone’s tired, everyone is beginning to feel they have no more to give. Help them call deep on their courage and finish strong. #pisdlearnschat
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Yes @jlangford4253 Thank you. Feelings are neither good nor bad - own it and move forward. #wholehearted
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Thank you @shawnachor for the chance to share. Positive psychology practices heal and whole me every day! #happinessarchive
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"I think I was practicing positive psychology before I even knew what it was, it has saved my life. Now that I apply the practices, I thrive. I grew up with ..."
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