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.
What Lisa Does
Lisa’s long-running blog offers hope and potential joy to others who may feel beaten or damaged by their upbringing or circumstances.
Lisa shares stories and thoughts from her unconventional childhood and self-destructive early 20s,
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 partner at Chatsworth Consulting Group, Lisa focuses on leadership consulting and executive coaching, and spends much of her time speaking, writing, teaching,
and presenting ideas and approaches to life and to business.
Lisa Kohn Writes
Maybe I should start this post with “Don’t worry.” Maybe “Be happy” is enough. It’s just over two weeks until to the moon and back is out. My older kid reminded me last week that I was only going to experience this once in my lifetime – the publication of my first...
As it often is, it was during a yoga class. As it often is, it was our instructor. She guided us to lead with our hearts. Now, I know she was thinking about our yoga pose – to lead with our hearts as we bent over our legs. To keep our backs straight and lead with our...
Again, yoga class. Again, listening to the instructor as I slowed my breathing and lessened my expectations for my practice. Again, something that made me pause and reflect. Only this time, the pause and reflection continue. Because what the instructor said was, “Know...