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

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Lisa Kohn
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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

Follow your bliss

Perhaps we’ve all heard this saying, “Follow your bliss.” I think sometimes we think this means to do whatever it is we want to do, whatever makes us happy. And, I suppose, that’s part of it. I know sometimes I think this means find what eases me and soothes me. And,...
Where I am just now is just right

Where I am just now is just right

It’s definitely been a few interesting weeks of going slower than I think I can go. Of doing less than I have to do. Of not being where and how I want to be. And it’s definitely been a few interesting weeks of letting that be okay. Letting it, in fact, be just right....

Everything in moderation. Nothing to fanaticism.

Everything in moderation. Nothing to fanaticism.

When you’re raised as I was, with what seems like, at times, only fanaticism, this concept is a bit tough to grasp. Moderation doesn’t save the world. Moderation doesn’t protect you when you’re not safe. Moderation doesn’t prove your worth. How can moderation be...

Awareness of…

Awareness of…

Someone I trust gave me a key recently. A key to greater mindfulness. A key to help me stay even more in the present moment. A key to bring me back to here and now and me when I start to drift or wander. “Awareness of…” Apparently, it’s a mindfulness practice that...

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