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

Your capacity for joy is amazing, considering the trauma you experienced

That’s what my therapist said to me the other day. “Your capacity for joy is amazing, considering the trauma you experienced.” Considering that I (more) often (than I care to admit) ask her, “it was hard, right? My childhood was hard, right?” it was amazing – and...
What’s all this about Post Traumatic Growth?

What’s all this about Post Traumatic Growth?

Someone messaged me on my Facebook page last week. “How do you do it,” they asked, “the Post Traumatic Growth?” For those who haven’t heard of PTG – Post Traumatic Growth – it’s kinda the other end of the spectrum from PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is...

Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...

Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Right now is a challenge. That’s the truth. My yoga instructor didn’t know this when she shared this thought, but damn, this thought was exactly what I need. Perhaps that’s why last week’s post was about giving up the struggle as well. I am facing challenge. Even more...

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Many of us learn that to survive, we must make others happy

We twist ourselves for what they want

We needed to do this to survive

But not anymore

Today I will like, love and choose myself - first, most, and always

How about you?

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Every day I remember to live life fully

Every day it means a different, changing thing - especially now

I'm going to keep hitting the ball

I'm going to keep being bold

I'm going to make a lot of doozies!

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I guess I have an amazing capacity for joy

I know I cried when my therapist said that to me

My latest blog post - https://t.co/LAhe0eYO8E - Your capacity for joy is amazing, considering the trauma you experienced

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