Praise for Under A Blue Moon
“After years of admiring Isa for her myriad physical achievements as world class skier and climber, my respect now deepens as I watch her seek and experience truths that seem to stem from the non-physical realms.
"When given the privilege to read an advance copy of the book, I didn't know what to expect. From the very first page, the reader becomes immersed in a year long journey that is part adventure, part educational, part magical and ultimately mystical. Some of the stories shared in the book may seem hard to believe, but having known Isa for years, I have no doubt that the experiences recounted did indeed take place. Beware. If one reads "Under A Blue Moon," your perception of the world will be altered forever. And not a moment too soon."
“I have been thinking that the narratives in both Wild and Eat, Pray, Love begin when the authors had reached a very low point in their lives; the low point was their crisis, and the journey their path to the transformation they desperately needed. Isa Oehry's life was different; she recognized all its good qualities, while believing a change was needed – but what? Her crisis point was in realizing that the very security and safety of her life may have been holding her back in a spiritual search – and the realization came with the point of an arrow against her neck!
“With her book, “Under A Blue Moon,” Isa has provided me with a valuable resource in my quest to better understand my life on this earth. As a mountain guide, it's critical for me to make the right decision at the right time. Under pressure in life and death situations, remaining relaxed helps to make the right choice. By using the techniques Isa describes in her book, I am better able to remain relaxed and fully aware of my surroundings, helping me to be a better and safer guide.”
"Under a Blue Moon is an effortless and thoroughly worthwhile read. Deceptively so: there's a lot of both content and wisdom here, and Isa serves it up with a writing style that's pure maple syrup sweet and yummy as it goes down. Isa's yearlong adventure is part spiritual journey, part traveling through the four seasons of Vermont, and part climbing adventures. For me, a Vermont resident, it all rings true, from mud season, to the ice climb in Smugglers to the high camp in the Tetons. As for the spiritual dimension, I'm a skeptic, but here again I'm captivated by the mysteries as some part of all of us is. Isa's writer's gift is to offer up her experience with clarity and honesty, humor and humility. I think it's the resolve she gives and the attention paid to her spiritual quest I found most moving --- then again Green Reservoir under a Blue Moon at midnight is a pretty intoxicating place - I know having paddled it and spent many a night there -- and Isa renders it well."