Photo credit, Luisa Porter, Catfish Alley Magazine

Photo credit, Luisa Porter, Catfish Alley Magazine

Welcome to Lindsay Kolasa’s site ~
Community Herbalist, Wellness Guide, Traditional Food Ways Educator, Speaker, Soul-worker

With 10 years experience in social work and non-profit management, I steadily began to shift from my work-life into my current life-work in 2009.  My craft is to take an active role in facilitating the creative human path of integration and meaning-making.

…I actively explore and teach about herbal medicine, traditional food ways, foraging skills, soul-work, yoga, meditation, dream-work, art and expression.  These are all things I’ve picked up along the way of my own healing journey.

What started with an acute, terrifying health crisis back in 2001, eventually turned into one of my life’s biggest gifts and teachers.  Many years after my health crisis, an intuitive healer told me (without knowing any information about my life) that, during that crisis, I had constructed my own birth canal and re-birthed myself.

I couldn’t have agreed with her more.  Looking back, that is exactly what happened.

And maybe, just maybe, that experience and narrative of re-birthing is happening to our modern culture at large.  At least, that’s what I perceive is happening.  And, I understand the difficulty and intense challenges of this kind of transition.

One thing is for sure…that the only way is through.

As well, I am an active participant in the REWILDing movement.  To me, rewilding doesn’t have anything to do with going backwards.  It is simply a movement that leans on common sense, the slow & natural, and the soulful.  Many of these things have been lost or kicked to the curb due to the seduction of progress…drowning out the elegance of evolutionary appropriateness.

Rewilding is a way to reconnect with our soul contract so that a soul-based repair process can happen.  I find, that when we get closer to the basic elements of life, our system simply knows how to balance and align itself for healing.

I created this website to offer poetry, writings, herbal musings, and whole foods recipes, as well as to share my wellness services with the intention to support those on their journey into being.

To be healthy is to be whole and to be holy.
It is to acknowledge the great goodness that our bodies are linked to the bodies of other people, to the bodies of plants and animals, indeed to the earth, the sun and moon, and the other heavenly bodies. It is to receive the awareness, at once humbling and exhilarating, that we are a part of Creation, one with all that we live from and all that, in turn, lives from us.”

~ Wendell Berry