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

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

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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’m even trying to do chemo right

I almost don’t want to admit this. I know it makes sense, based on the past I had and the way I was raised, but I don’t want it to be true. I realized I’m trying to get this chemo thing “right.” To make sure I do – perfectly – whatever it is that I need to do so that...
Whatever lifts my spirit and soul is what I want now

Whatever lifts my spirit and soul is what I want now

I am allowing myself to feel however I feel – the “good,” the “bad,” the in-between. I am using RAIN (recognize, allow/accept, investigate, and nurture – thank you Tara Brach!!!) to move through the feelings…or to let them move through me. As a child, I had to not...

I am breathing through and finding the joy

I am breathing through and finding the joy

Damn but this time of year is beautiful. The sun in the morning. The flowers blooming. The trees against the sky. The yellow birds. Yes, my yellow birds are visiting my bird feeder every day. They were coming for a while; they seemed to go away; and they’re back. Damn...

Find strength and solace in your powerlessness (and power)

Find strength and solace in your powerlessness (and power)

I was in my therapist’s office, digging deep into a situation that I’m now facing. A compilation of situations, in fact, that were – that are – knocking me hard. As always, my therapist was about to ask me a question that I knew would help me point myself in a...

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Not my sunrise

Sent to me by a friend

But I’m soaking it in and letting the beauty heal and soothe me

Ease my heart and nurture my soul

The splendor is there when I notice it

I need that right now

Thank you universe

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I’ve been told I should lose my hair soon

Why go thru it if I can’t share whatever I (hopefully) learn

So until it’s maybe gone, it’s totes blue…and here I am rocking a ‘top of the head ponytail’ cuz my ‘long’ hair is so hot!

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I’ve learned over the years to step back from my first impulse. To breathe instead of force and to allow instead of holding on tightly. to pause and to step away.

#tbt https://t.co/6KlXggSDSL - Let be. Let go. Let in. (link in bio)

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