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

Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess 'New York Times' bestselling author of 'Furiously Happy'

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What Lisa Does

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

Open your heart to a freight train of love

Now more than ever, I’m stopping moment by moment and opening myself to love. I’m opening my heart to a freight train of love. I heard this phrase in a Rick Hanson book or webinar. It resonates so strongly with me. Opening my heart to a freight train of love. I am...
Claim fundamental agency over your own inner movie

Claim fundamental agency over your own inner movie

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 quick way to find beauty and hope in this moment

A quick way to find beauty and hope in this moment

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...

Stop trying…

Stop trying…

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...

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15 hours ago
Again a reminder of the beauty and love around me

Do I stop and notice it?

Do I pause and let it sink in?

Do I allow it to fuel my heart and soul and shape my brain toward more positivity and love?

Yes. More and more, yes.

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Thank you @davidsusman for the chance to share my story of hope - and for all you do sharing resources and inspiration for better mental health

Read the interview (and know that) - You Are Not Damaged - https://t.co/2l966i0dhS

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2 days ago
As someone whose brother once told them, "You even try to do not perfect perfectly!" leaving things undone is a challenge, but I'm getting better at figuring out what I really need to do and what I need to let be.

Join me!

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