Living with openness and honesty is a life-long practice. We would like to share some of the best resources that we have found to contribute to a life of connection and authenticity.

Students of Solsara will often have dramatic and profound openings during the Immersions. Many ask us how they can maintain this new level of openness when they return to their daily lives. We believe the books and resources below will help you in that pursuit.

immediate support

Multnomah Crisis Line - 503-988-4888

therapists & other practitioners

Carrie Renee, LMT - Somatic Counseling and Bodywork, Women's Health

Sara Eden Moss, LMT - Massage & Coaching - 971-226-9412

META Clinic - discounted Somatic Therapy

Toren Volkmann, MFT - Mindfulness, Relational, and Experiential Therapist

Catherine Rose, MSW, LCSW, CHT, RYT - Hakomi Therapist

Heather Talbot, LPC Intern - Experiential and Holistic Mind-Body Counseling

Jenni Goldstein, LPC Intern - Somatic, Mindfulness-based, Attachment Therapist

Jenna Abernathy, MA - Experiential Counseling - 503-309-8622

Learning Centers

The Center for Social Confidence - Dr. Aziz Gazipura

Wise Heart - Nonviolent Communication Training


community events - Portland

Authentic Portland - AR Games, Circling, and Community

Nectar Fusion - Connection through partner dance

Songwriter Soiree - Community song share


Brené Brown
The Gifts of Imperfection
Daring Greatly
The Power of Vulnerability
Rising Strong
Braving the Wilderness

Dr. Aziz
The Solution to Social Anxiety
The Art of Extraordinary Confidence
Not Nice

John Welwood
Conscious Relationship - audio recording
Journey of the Heart
Toward a Psychology of Awakening

Stephen Levine
A Gradual Awakening
Turning Toward the Mystery
Meetings at the Edge

Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth
The Power of Now

Barbara Fredrickson
Love 2.0

Osho (although Osho's whole character may be questionable, his teachings still speak to this work in some valuable ways.)
Being in Love

One Taste by Ken Wilber
Fuck It!  by John Parkin
The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment by Adyashanti
A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
A Heart as Wide as the World by Sharon Salzberg
The Soul’s Code by James Hillman
Grist for the Mill by Ram Das
Tantra Illuminated by Christopher Wallis
Undefended Love by Jett Psaris & Marlena S. Lyons
After the Honeymoon by Daniel B. Wile
Intimacy and Desire by David Schnarch
Who Dies? by Stephen and Ondrea Levine
Final Gifts by Callanan and Kelley
Grace and Grit by Ken Wilber


The Gift, Poetry of Hafiz translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from East and West translated by Daniel Ladinsky
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Everything by Mary Oliver