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

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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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

Settle on the exhale

My yoga practice is such a saving grace, even though there still is so much I can’t do. (Side note – I REALLLY should have filmed my handstand when I could do one. I don’t know when/if I’ll ever be able to hold myself up not against the wall again!) It saves my body....
Let go some more

Let go some more

When I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. I heard this quote again today. I’m stuck in not accepting today. Not accepting others. Not accepting situations. Not accepting my reactions. Especially my reactions. I somehow think I should be “better about this”...

Coming clean #2 – The body keeps the score

Coming clean #2 – The body keeps the score

I’m coming clean and going open and vulnerable again, in case it helps someone else. It’s again about my body, but this time it’s about body release. After my cancer and chemo, I started on various health journeys and found various health practitioners to support me....

Coming clean #1 – Ode to my flat chest

Coming clean #1 – Ode to my flat chest

People thank me for being so open and vulnerable – in my blog posts and especially on LinkedIn. I live by “we’re only as sick as our secrets,” which I first heard in Al-Anon decades ago. I know (believe) that every time I share something that’s unguarded and personal...

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the beauty of my run last week in DC

I don’t know why it moves me to see the monument

I think it’s the body memory of moon speaking there in ‘76

weird but part of me

it was a beautiful healing sunrise and run

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I am learning that even as my life is largely defined by my relationships with others, it is all about me

I must stay true to me, my road, my journey and destination

even as I'm also true to you

how about you?

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It’s so easy to go on autopilot and not notice that I’m not noticing

When I exhale and settle, I pay more attention to where and how and who I am

My latest blog post - Settle on the exhale -

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The best seats I ever had at Madison Square Garden were at my mother’s wedding, and the best cocaine I ever had was from my father’s friend, the judge.

I LOVE giving #tothemoonandback away!

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