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
All day long I make up stories in my head. I guess at what other people are thinking; I skid down the grooves in my brain that were carved as I navigated my childhood (and the grooves that came from the “pickling” of my young brain from my childhood in a cult); I play...
A former client asked me the other day how I managed to do book readings without being thrown back into trauma. “Oh no,” I answered, “I relive the scenes I read every time.” “But,” I continued, “It’s okay, and it’s all worth it. I think I’m reaching people and making...
I’m trying to stop trying. I know how weird and backwards that sounds. Just the fact that I’m focused on trying not to try has me still trying. This is what can be so slippery about the “grooves” in my brain and finding my way through and out. I am hyperaware of my...