to the moon and back:
a childhood under the influence


Coming September 18, 2018

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

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'

What Lisa Does

Lisa Kohn
Writes

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
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.

Coming September 2018

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

My intention is joy

I am remembering that more and more. My intention is joy. My intention is joy. It can be so easy to get caught up in all I have to do and everything that needs to happen. It can be so easy to be swept away by the (sometimes) powerful fears and “yuckies” that surge...

Don’t force it

That was the reminder from my yoga instructor the other day. It was my first class in a while. It was the longest class with notoriously the toughest instructor. And her reminder to us was not to force it. As always, it’s a reminder for my yoga practice, and it’s a...

Hi I’m Lisa, and I’m a cult survivor

Those were the words I said. It felt good – and weird – to say them. I followed it with, “I’ve sat in many chairs in many rooms to introduce myself in the past, but I’ve never used those words before. ‘Hi, I’m Lisa, and I a cult survivor.’” I attended an ICSA...

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