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

You really need to read this book, because it’s awesome.

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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

The lie of vulnerability

This is what keeps catching me up right now. The lie – my lie – of vulnerability. Don’t get me wrong. I know I’m healing my body from cancer and moving through chemo (round three of six this week). I know I obviously have been vulnerable to this challenge and that I’m...
One sentence to set you free from fear

One sentence to set you free from fear

I am thrilled to offer a post from a dear friend and fellow "recovery warrior" (and an amazing coach, if you're looking for one!) Caroline Garnet McGraw - who offered to write a post for me so that I could lie on my side porch doing nothing, healing from my last chemo...

Surrender (even) more fully

Surrender (even) more fully

(This is what I need to hear and remember, so I'm reposting this for me.) Back when I was physically in the yoga studio again, the instructor offered this. Well, she actually offered, “Surrender more fully,” but I added the even. Because it’s what I needed to hear –...

I’m even trying to do chemo right

I’m even trying to do chemo right

I almost don’t want to admit this. I know it makes sense, based on the past I had and the way I was raised, but I don’t want it to be true. I realized I’m trying to get this chemo thing “right.” To make sure I do – perfectly – whatever it is that I need to do so that...

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Last week’s ‘run’ tho it was more of a trot. My younger kid says I shouldn’t tell anyone I was passed by someone walking while I was running

Ah well. Just feel good to be out here and moving.

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Three of six treatments down

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If you know someone going thru chemo, reach out

Even if they seem strong and fine (as so many people tell me I do…and I am..)

Chemo SUCKS

Your love and support will help

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