to the moon and back:
a childhood under the influence
Share the Hope
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.
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
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 am playing with awareness. They say, “awareness is the first step.” I’m noticing when I feel tense or tight. And I’m (doing my best to) breathe it all away. Then I’m noticing it again and (doing my best to) breathe it all away again. It’s an on-and-on process for...
“One day at a time” may have saved my life, but there are times when “one day at a time” doesn’t really work. It’s too hard. It’s too long. Sometimes a day is too much to take in and (seems like) too much to get through. Which always brings me to “one minute at a...
Let me start by saying that each week I feel less and less equipped to share thoughts that are valuable. That don’t seem just completely misplaced (and mis-said) in this moment in time. I keep wondering “who am I to have anything worthwhile to say, coming from all the...