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

new awards

Silver Medal Award

2019 Shortlist

2018 INDIES Book of the Year

13th Annual Finalist

Honorable Mention

2019 Finalist

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 don’t really think I’ve seen you cry before

That’s what my therapist said to me, when I said something like, “Wow, I’ve cried so much…” My therapist since, I think, 2009, off and on. She’s seen me a lot, but according to her, that a lot didn’t include a lot of crying. This conversation was at least a few months...
Doing the work is sitting with yourself

Doing the work is sitting with yourself

I’ve been sitting with myself a lot. Or at least breathing with myself. I’m learning to notice the emotions even more quickly as they come up. To name them – anxiety, fear, anger…joy, love, heart surging enoughness. To stay with them yet to not hold tightly onto them....

give yourself grace today

give yourself grace today

Again, a yoga practice. Again, what I (always) need to hear. Give yourself grace today. I saw a dear, longtime friend yesterday. My first coaching client. In fact, the person who helped me become a coach when she said to me, “I want to be you. Do you coach?” I quickly...

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let me always remember my feet in the sand

the ocean

the waves

the sun

the sky

all of it a gift

to soothe my body soul and mind

to lift me up and gently caress me and comfort me

let me always remember

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

my posts of my yellow birds might be getting a bit tedious

but one, they’re so flipping beautiful

and two, with my new feeder, look how even more beautiful they look

I am so lucky that they bring me such joy

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

3 miles in just under 12:45

no one but me would be thrilled with that

but I am

I love loving and accepting my new capabilities and ‘bests’

even if they’re funny

and no one walked past me whilst I ran

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

It pretty much is a reminder that life is good and to see the good and enjoy the good and live the good.

Pura vida.

my latest blog post - I'm learning to live Pura Vida (even more) -

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

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