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

new awards

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 Kohn

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

Soothe myself in any way I can

I have moments of hope, of somehow knowing that we will all emerge from this – that the world will emerge from this – wholer, healthier, more connected, more aware, and more determined to right the wrongs that are prevalent in our societies right now. I love those...
Put my hand on my heart…

Put my hand on my heart…

To me at least, there has never been a time when more compassion was needed. Compassion for others and compassion for ourselves. For many, fear and anxiety are running high. For others, it’s just frustration and anger, or maybe boredom. Either way, triggers are being...

I don’t even know what to say…

I don’t even know what to say…

My posts generally aren’t prepared weeks (or even week) in advance, so I’m writing now in the midst of the craziness and rampant fear and unknown… Trying to figure out what to think, feel, know, believe, and perhaps especially, do. Trying to find calm and peace to...

The beauty in the every day

The beauty in the every day

In the past week I’ve really noticed the buds on the trees and the flowers that are starting to bloom. I think we may have missed winter, and that’s weird and a bit wrong, but, damn, those buds and flowers are bringing even more of a smile to my face and a (cautious)...

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