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

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.

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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

We are all light and love

My yellow birds have disappeared for over a week. I am sad. I really, really, really do feel so much joy every time I see one. I am also aware that I could find meaning in their being gone. My kid and I discussed this today – if I see their appearance as proof of...
Feeling as good as I can right now, and that’s good enough

Feeling as good as I can right now, and that’s good enough

I have days that are hard. When I don’t feel well in my body, mind, or spirit. I really, really want to feel well, but I don’t. I’m doing my best to let that be and to let that be okay. Acceptance is, as always, the answer to all my problems, and even though I don’t...

I’m letting the ease, love, and joy seep in

I’m letting the ease, love, and joy seep in

I am definitely in a weird space, and I am letting that be. I know that so much from the last year is sinking in and crystalizing and processing, and I know that I can’t – nor do I want to – rush it. I am letting myself be with my uncertainty and awkwardness and...

The cancer is both very real and very surreal right now

The cancer is both very real and very surreal right now

Last week was my full-out “cancerversary.” It’s been a year since my “everything-ectomy” and the diagnosis. A year since I first heard someone say to me, “As someone who has cancer…” (The attending doctor was explaining that, as someone who had cancer and some other...

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