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

2019 Shortlist


2018 INDIES Book of the Year


13th Annual Finalist


Honorable Mention


2019 Finalist

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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

Feel good anyway

I was interviewed last week for a documentary series on cults and cultic leaders. One of the first things my interviewer asked me was if I thought recovery and healing were choices. Specifically, she asked if I thought we all had the choice to move past our trauma,...
FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real

FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real

It was from my best friend (who is a psychologist) that I first heard the term, Complex Trauma. What do you know? I identified. I was reading about Complex-PTSD yesterday. Someone had posted a link on a Facebook group (The Trauma Thrivers), and I clicked through. What...

Give up trying to control anything

Give up trying to control anything

I’m in the midst of my month of readings, interviews, and presentations. I’m out here for a reason, doing my best to spread of a message of hope and love (and a message that extremist groups exist and are outrageously intoxicating and dangerous – best drug you’ll ever...

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@stephauteri Shall we plan on trying next year???? I think it would be great fun to do together!!!!
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As seen on that amazing walk with the #bestbigbrother ever.

It’s a reminder or a cheerleading call. Either way, I’m in this for the long haul and I’m not giving up.

I believe in love. I believe in joy.

I will not give up.

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Perhaps you hate to hear that, or disagree, but as humans we crave certainty, purpose, and community. A cult gives you absolute certainty, unshakable purpose, and a community like no other. It's intoxicating.

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