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

new awards

5-Star Review

2018 INDIES Book of the Year

Honorable Mention

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'

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What Lisa Does

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.

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

Letting it be enough (and a few of my reviews and awards)

My drive for more can be relentless. If I’m not being intentional and careful, it can hit me pretty much in all that I do. In my work, in my writing, in my yoga, in my working out, in my lifting, in my relationships and personal commitments, in my... Pretty much in...

Exactly where you are is perfect

It’s as simple as a breath for me. It works every time. When I mindfully pause, and breathe, I remember the perfection that is now. That is me. It’s so easy to get caught up in all I have to do and all that hasn’t happened. (Especially with the book.) It’s so easy to...

Be nice to you

Sometimes I think there is an epidemic of us not being nice to ourselves. I notice it in my friends, myself, my clients, pretty much all around. I was reading a post by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) about her depression. I watched myself feeling so proud of her and what...

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