At Seek First, we are passionate about breaking through the clutter and noise of conflicting and often harmful messages in the diet and wellness industry.
Too many times, we see the focus put primarily on difficult to follow and restrictive eating plans, extreme workout challenges, and/or getting “swimsuit ready.” It’s disordered thinking. And it doesn’t last.
You cannot heal a body you hate. Just like you cannot punish, shame, or obsess your way to a better body, mind, and soul. Your body is your gift from God. How you treat it is your gift back to Him.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?”
1 Corinthians 6:19
Therefore, Seek First Catholic Wellness is grounded by 3 guiding principles:
- To teach simple, practical strategies that even the busiest of women and mamas can handle.
- To develop and nurture a proper mindset of compassion, patience, and joy in the journey.
- To filter all that we do through a spiritual lens so that we can have the most fulfilling and lasting results.
We will seek first your healing opportunities in the complete picture of whole-person health. Next, we will walk alongside you as you gain awareness and become equipped with the tools necessary to live a strong and vibrant life. Finally, we will help you build confidence and trust in your ability to implement change, to cut through diet industry clutter and conflicting information, and to maintain healthy habits for your journey.
Simply put, your road map to success is: ASSESS—ADDRESS—EMPOWER
Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on it. Is life not more than clothing? But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
Matthew 6:25, 33
Katie, the founder of Seek First Catholic Wellness, is a devout Catholic. In order to teach fully and authentically, lessons be guided by her Catholic Christian beliefs. While there will be no instruction on theology or doctrine, lessons will be Christ-centered and peppered with prayers, lessons from the Saints, and concepts that will be approachable and nurturing for all Christians. Most importantly, no information or advice will divert from the Church teachings. All are welcome here!
We invite you to link arms with us if you want to get to the root of your health concerns while also honoring the dignity and uniqueness of the body, mind, and soul God gifted you.
Seek First Catholic Wellness was founded by, Katie Lieberman, as a response of to an unexpected calling after the world turned upside for two years.
In the wake of working from home, remote schooling, isolation, church closings, and shifting priorities, many families found themselves in a very awkward and unfamiliar place; depleted and disoriented in most areas of their health and wellness.
Her family was no different.
Things just started feeling more and more “off,” and when a well check with four kids in tow led to referrals and specialists, she knew that she wanted to help advocate for her kids just like she had to navigate and advocate her own health for 20+ years of difficult-to-diagnose symptoms—and to do it in the most natural way that honored her spiritual beliefs.
After completing a holistic nutrition certification, she has been on fire for helping families navigate this current health crisis.
Katie first became interested in health and wellness in her early adult life as the impact from multiple sports in high school and college, juggling careers and kids, and the stresses from the normal highs and lows of life took a huge toll on her health.
She found it difficult to find practitioners and doctors who would go to the root of the problems with her. Most offered quick fixes and prescriptions that often that didn’t align with her beliefs. She knew there had to be a better way and is now passionate about helping facilitate a more natural and spiritually sound approach to wellness.
In order to live and teach most completely and authentically, Katie lives her life through an eternal lens and aligns her teachings and wellness programs with Catholic Church teachings.
Some of her past professional experiences include:
- Teaching high school English & PE
- Coaching high school tennis and basketball
- Reaching the leadership level of a top direct sales company
- Working that SAHM position like a boss
- Becoming a first-time homeschooling mom to three kids (and a toddler)
Being a mom is Katie’s greatest and highest calling. Nothing fills her heart more than gathering the entire family around the kitchen table for a delicious meal, game night, or just for casual conversations. She loves her family fiercely and joyfully cheers from bleachers and fields most of her evenings and weekends. She is excited to combine all the best of her past with continuing education to best serve mamas and families!