to the moon and back:
a childhood under the influence
Share the Hope
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.
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
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
This was offered by a yoga instructor, and it has stayed with me. If I can’t breathe, why bother? I know the instructor was talking about yoga poses and practice, but I find that it pertains not just to that but to pretty much everything. Or actually to everything....
I guess you know it’s bad when you get the call that your dad was approved for hospice and you cry for joy. Quickly, for those of you who know me personally – yes, Danny (my dad) was approved for hospice, and no, it’s not the “he’s dying” kind of hospice. It’s the...
There are times when the old pain hits me like a tsunami, as if out of nowhere. Perhaps there always will be. There are moments when all I can see is the darkness and my heart and mind ache. Again, perhaps there always will be. But when I pay attention, I can notice...