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 learning to live Pura Vida (even more)

As you may have guessed, I was lucky to spend nearly two weeks in Costa Rica. I am now officially in love with beetles (they are amazing and beautiful), and, overall, the flora and the fauna were an absolute gift to see. Monkeys swinging in the trees outside our...
Fill your heart with light and love

Fill your heart with light and love

I’m reminding myself. I’m reminding you, if you want it. I’m filling my heart, even more, with light and love. Today was a tough body day. When I don’t sleep well enough, which is more often than I like, it’s a tough body day. And brain day. And emotion day. But I am...

If you can’t breathe, what’s the point

If you can’t breathe, what’s the point

Again, a yoga practice. Again, exactly what I needed to hear. If you can’t breathe, what’s the point? I know the instructor was focused on our yoga and our poses, but this resonated me bigger and deeper than just that. It’s true of my yoga practice, because it reminds...

Love yourself First Most and Always

Love yourself First Most and Always

I send this to a dearest every morning, in her good morning text and wishes. I also remind her to love herself in currently 38 ways (lightly, lusciously, outrageously, steadfastly, single mindedly, etc. I am always looking for more.). Welp, I remind her, and I remind...

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saying goodbye to the beach

pausing

breathing

relaxing

calming

allowing the love and joy to fuel and fill me

to soothe and care for me

breathing love in

and sending it out

loving with all my heart

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

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I am noticing the low-grade fear that often stays with me

I put my hand on my heart with self-compassion - of course I have fear

I remember that no matter how scary, not daring is scarier

I don't want to lose myself any more

#tothemoonandback #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

I have worked and played to cast out the self-revulsion that was carved into me when I was a child, and I am left with beauty and sweetness.

my latest blog post - Fill your heart with light and love - https://buff.ly/3yNdxoO

#tothemoonandback #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

a wall in San Jose

such beauty everywhere

so much pain and wrong in the world

how do I fuel myself with the beauty and love and channel healing and safety to those in danger

take it in

breathe

give it away

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders #baldisbeautiful #cultsurvivor

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