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


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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

Figuring out what’s mine (and what’s not)

As a former #cultkid – as someone whose brain was intentionally carved so that I would have no concept of (or need for, or ability to have) boundaries and needs – I can still have a hard time figuring out what’s mine and what’s not. What is my responsibility? What are...
I can sit with all of this

I can sit with all of this

Last week was a tough week. I had a scare, or at least something that scared me, mostly because of lack of communication from my doctors. That threw me. My kid, who had been here taking such sweet care of me and spending so much scrumptious time with me, left to go...

A single choice can change your life

A single choice can change your life

“In a single moment – with a single choice – your entire life can be different.” Thank you @jamilareddy for this thought (check out their post). “You can start over. You can end that pattern. You can transform that habit.” I know this, and I needed to hear it again. I...

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