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.

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.

Jenny Lawson

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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

Be. Right Here. Right Now.

Again, it was a yoga practice. Thank the universe for my yoga practice. It always brings me home to me. I don’t remember what the instructor said (over Zoom – thank the universe for Zoom!), but what I heard was Be. Right Here. Right Now. I so need to remember that....
The lotus blooms from the mud

The lotus blooms from the mud

I’ve heard this saying numerous times. The lotus blooms from the mud. I think many of us use this statement to help ourselves feel better about whatever mud we’re in, literally or metaphorically. In order for me to bloom in all my beauty, maybe I need pain and...

The perfection of now

The perfection of now

I can feel myself tense. And tense some more. And tense some more. And then I remember, “Exactly where and how I am, right now, is perfect.” It’s easy for me to forget that. It’s easy for me to worry…and to not even realize I’m worrying. It’s easy for me to get caught...

(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

Nearly every conversation I’m having with clients right now includes at least a few minutes about how they are (or are not) taking care of themselves. The conversation usually starts with my pointing out what is, to me, the obvious… “You know, it’s really hard right...

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15 hours ago
I know it feels awkward or weird or selfish to search out pleasure.

I was taught to deny myself. Maybe so were you.

Life is too short to deny ourselves. Grab - and share - every smattering of joy, beauty, and pleasure that you can find.

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2 days ago
I’ve worked hard to let go of and heal the carvings in my brain that hurt me. To ease out of fear and anxiety. To remind myself that I am safe. I am wholed.

My latest blog post - Be. Right Here. Right Now. - https://t.co/9sc3Jq75zt

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3 days ago
Again the wisdom of Pooh.

Because we all have Difficult Days.

And Difficult Days are much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you.

May you always have someone to sit by your side. And may you sit by the side of others.

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