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Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record 2013

Emily Isaacson in The Maple Ridge News 6/05/2013

Emily Isaacson in The Abbotsford News, 4/24/2013

Emily Isaacson in The Abbotsford Times, 4/25/2013

Emily Isaacson in The Abbotsford News, 6/2/2012

Emily Isaacson in The Abbotsford Times, 6/7/2012

Emily Isaacson in The Abbotsford News, 4/26/2011

Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2010

Article by Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2009

Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2009

Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2007

Local poet to share her work with public

The Abbotsford News, 


April 24, 2013

One of the prolific Canadian poets, Emily Isaacson has now published over 1,000 poems.

Her upcoming book, Hours From A Convent, is written from the perspective of a young nun at the Poor Clare Convent in Mission.

First published at 13 years old, she has been writing for over 25 years. She joined the Canadian Federation of poet in 2008 as an affiliate, and served for three years on the board of the Mission Arts Council. Her books have been published by Tate Publishing and Lulu Enterprises.

Isaacson, a director of the Poets Potpourri Society in Abbotsford, will be the featured reader at live coffee shop poetry at the Sumas Mountain Coffee Co. in Abbotsford, on April 25, from 3-5 p.m.

She will be reading from her collection House of Rain. Admission is free.

Isaacson will be reading from her new book Hours From A Convent at House of James, on May 2 at 7 p.m.

Lyrical lines give readers a break from reality 

BY CHRISTINA TOTH

THE ABBOTSFORD TIMES Abbotsford, B.C.

JUNE 7, 2012  


Fraser Valley writer Emily Isaacson sat down some time ago and wrote a daily blog of poetry for more than six months. The fruits of her artistic discipline can be found in her book, Poem of the Day.She will launch her third book, The Sunken Garden, as a guest of the Poets Potpourri Society of Abbotsford and its Blue Moon Reading Series on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library.

The Sunken Garden is inspired by one of her favourite childhood haunts, the colourful rejuvenated quarry at Butchart Gardens in Victoria."There is a moment at dawn and twilight each day, when fragrance permeates the silence and a waft of perfume comes from the oiled perfection of the Sunken Garden. At its far end is a huge fountain that would light up in multi-colored rays at evening's end," she recalls at her blog site.

Isaacson, 36, figures she's written more than 1,200 poems. Her postmodern poetry is colourful, lyrical and even magical in its break from realism. Topics are varied, but a common theme is her comparison of nature to human nature, and a discourse back and forth between the naturalist and the philosopher. Her use of classic forms such as rhyme schemes, syllabic poems and English sonnets prevail over free verse.

Isaacson has served on the board of the Mission Arts Council for three years, and is currently on the board of The Waterhouse Foundation. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1999. The founder and director of the Emily Isaacson Institute, she has set up a nutrition program for the First Nations People and opened the Health and Wellness Clinic for quality nutrition care in Abbotsford. She has exhibited as a solo artist at the MAC gallery in Mission. Her first published book of select verse in three volumes was titled The Fleur de Lis and has enjoyed much acclaim.

Isaacson will be signing copies of The Fleur de Lis on June 9 from 1-3 p.m. at Sumas Mountain Coffee Co., 32750 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford.The Clearbrook Library is at 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. See more at poetspotpourri.com. You can get a taste of Isaacson's work at emilyisaacson.org.

Copyright (c) Abbotsford Times

Post-modern poet to read in Abbotsford

The Abbotsford News, Abbotsford, B.C.


June 02, 2012

The next Blue Moon Reading Series event is set for June 11.

The poetry reading begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) and is being presented by the library and the Poets Potpourri Society of Abbotsford.

The reading begins with an open mic.

This month’s special guest is Emily Isaacson, a 36-year-old Canadian poet who has written more than 1,200 poems. At the reading she is launching her third book, The Sunken Garden. Isaacson has written a daily blog of poetry for more than six months, and her Poem of the Day is now a published book for her readers to enjoy. Her post-modern poetry is colourful, lyrical and even magical in its break from realism. The topics of her poems are varied, but a common theme is her comparison of nature to human nature, and a discourse back and forth between the naturalist and the philosopher. Her use of classic forms such as rhyme schemes, syllabic poems and English sonnets prevail over free verse.

Isaacson served on the board of the Mission Arts Council for three years, and has a vested interest in artists. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1999, and is the founder and director of the Emily Isaacson Institute, and has worked to create a nutrition program for the First Nations People as well as opening the Health and Wellness Clinic for quality nutrition care in Abbotsford. She has exhibited as a solo artist at the MAC gallery in Mission.

For more information visit poetspotpourri.com or emilyisaacson.org.

Celebrating Poetry

The Abbotsford News, Abbotsford, B.C.


April 26, 2011    Poetry month

In recognition of April as poetry month, Abbotsford resident Emily Isaacson has released a new book, The Fleur-de-lis. Written in French and English, it contains more than 800 poems. Emily served on the board of directors of the MAC Art Gallery for three years in the Fraser Valley and has served as natural health practitioner at the Xa:ytem Longhouse in Mission. She founded the Emily Isaacson Institute in 2005 for literature, arts and medicine. The Fleur-de-lis is published in three volumes and can be purchased in bookstores or at the official site: www.thefleurdelis.theliteratureportal.com

Longhouse hosts holistic healing sessions Saturdays     

The Mission Record, Mission, BC


Thursday, February 26, 2009   

A series of healing sessions are being held in Mission, and the public is invited to take part.

     The events host a different practitioner every Saturday and the sessions are promoted as a way to energize, rejuvenate and heal using a variety of modalities such as massage, reflexology, acupressure, bio-feedback and natural health..

     Practitioners featured include Monica Percival, massage therapist, specializing in Swedish massage and reflexology. Gordon LaHue is a bio-feedback specialist and energy practitioner. He specializes in the quantum physics approach to stress reduction with a high-tech device that pulls stress out of your system, re-harmonizes the body, balances the mind. . . into their natural resonance.  Emily Isaacson is a natural health practitioner offering sessions based on the principles of holistic healing and nutrition. She works with children, adults, and the First Nations to provide holistic healing and nutrition education. Teresa Yu, RN, RPN is a holistic therapist integrating acupressure, energy balance and reflexology for stress pain relief and to promote vitality and healing.

     The sessions are held at Xa:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre, in partnership with the Emily Isaacson Institute and run fomr 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Xa:ytem is located at 35087 Lougheed Hwy. For more information and/or to register call 1-866-718-KIWI or visit www.emilyisaacsoninstitute.com

Harvey speaking about hormones and health

The Mission Record, Mission, BC           Article by Emily Isaacson


 October 2009 

Women in menopause are becoming more informed and looking for answers to their hot flashes and other distressing symptoms. In Mission and Abbotsford they need look no further than Jackie Harvey. An international speaker on women's health issues, Harvey has offered seminars locally and traveled extensively, teaching women how to make their own health care choices on hormonal issues.

     "Women these days are making more educated choices, and they want alternatives to HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)," says Harvey.

     Her program not only teaches women about their health and the trend of estrogen dominance, its links to reproductive cancers, depression, migraines, and weight gain, but also teaches them how to use natural hormones, available through compounding pharmacies to turn this trend around.

     "Women can lower their estrogen levels using food, supplements and natural hormones," she says.

     Harvey is the woman to help make it happen. Not only does she offer saliva testing to women through a US lab, which is crucial for determining hormone levels, she also has her own company which has formulated a specific supplement program geared to hormonal issues and regulation. Working with the "hormonally challenged" has its mountains but nonetheless has proved rewarding for Harvey. She has sold over 700 saliva tests and worked with as many women in need of counsel. 

     Wading through the extensive research surrounding hormones can be challenging for anyone, but Harvey has done her homework.  Consulting with the late Dr. Lee, author of What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Menopause, she has spent years making the connection between hormones and women's health, giving an informative and educated evening and providing interested listeners with her DVD.

     Harvey will be speaking at Cedarbrooke Chateau in Mission along with holistic nurse Susan Krautter and nutritionist Emily Isaacson Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.emilyisaacson.org