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’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 have a choice as to how I show up in every breath

I need to remember this today. That I have a choice. I know I do, but I can forget that I do. And every time I remember, and I take a deep breath and (thank you Rick Hanson) remember that right now, right here, I am all right, I feel myself ease. I feel myself relax....
I am where I am and that’s okay

I am where I am and that’s okay

I heard this today. I needed to hear it today. Maybe it will soothe some of you as well. For what it’s worth, I’ve heard something like this for decades. When I first crawled into Al-Anon, they offered me, “You’re exactly where you need to be.” It confounded and...

You have the same hair as…nobody

You have the same hair as…nobody

Last weekend at a (safe, podded) family gathering, I was sitting at the table next to my four-year-old niece. (Grand-niece actually.) She looked up at me, staring intensely, and said… “You have the same hair as…nobody!” I laughed. I loved it. I felt very seen. I’m...

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