Catherine Price

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  • Award-Winning Journalist
  • Author of Bestsellers 'How to Break Up With Your Phone' and 'The Power of Fun'
  • Founder, ScreenLifeBalance.com
  • Expert on Work/Life Balance and Deliberate Living



Award-winning science journalist, speaker, and author Catherine Price has been hailed in The New York Times as “the Marie Kondo of brains.” Price is the author of numerous books including How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life, which has been published in more than 35 countries and was featured in a New York Times piece that went viral, receiving 2M+ hits in less than a week. Her newest book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again has received international media coverage and was called “the book everyone needs to read in 2022” by The Independent, which named it as the overall best self-care book of the year. As the creator and founder of Screen/Life Balance, Price is dedicated to helping people learn how to scroll less, live more, and have more fun.

Price’s work has been featured in outlets including The Best American Science Writing, NPR, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, TIME Magazine, Wired, Vox, Refinery29, BBC World News Service, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and The Guardian among many others. As an in-demand speaker, consultant, and workshop leader, she helps both individuals and organizations create healthier  and more intentional personal and professional relationships with their phones and other devices, encouraging creativity, productivity, and increased happiness and wellbeing.

Having spoken in front of audiences and clients including TED, Leadercast, SXSW, Intel, Cigna, Hyatt, T. Rowe Price, Warburg Pincus, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Yale University, and more, Price offers lively and uniquely tailored programs full of what she called “science-backed self-help” that are compelling and actionable for audiences of all kinds. She is comfortable and experienced in both in-person and virtual formats.

 

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Catherine was such an engaging expert speaker for our recent Hyatt Virtual Wellbeing Retreat. Guided by our company purpose to care for people so they can be their best, it was important for us to team up with speakers who share our values – making Catherine a natural add to the program. Catherine’s session on digital detox and emotional wellbeing was incredibly insightful and well received by attendees.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Catherine Price
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Leadercast
  • TED
  • SXSW
  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • American Family Insurance DreamBank
  • Intel
  • Anheuser Busch
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Yale University
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Interactive Talk: How to Achieve Screen/Life Balance

Catherine Price, founder of Screen/Life Balance and author of the bestsellers How to Break Up With Your Phone and The Power of Fun, offers a customizable presentation — delivered as a talk or workshop, either in-person or virtually — on how to achieve better screen/life balance and lead a happier, h ...

Catherine Price, founder of Screen/Life Balance and author of the bestsellers How to Break Up With Your Phone and The Power of Fun, offers a customizable presentation — delivered as a talk or workshop, either in-person or virtually — on how to achieve better screen/life balance and lead a happier, healthier life. After revealing why screen/life balance can be so challenging to achieve (especially now!), Price explains how audiences can create more balanced and intentional relationships with their phones and devices—and how doing so will improve their resilience, relationships, attention spans, creativity, productivity, and mental and physical health. This program combines a lively, compelling keynote with actionable, evidence-backed suggestions to ensure maximum impact for audiences of all kinds.

More information about screen/life balance and How to Break Up With Your Phone:

https://www.screenlifebalance.com/

https://www.screenlifebalance.com/phonebreakup

Interactive Talk: The Power of Fun – How to Feel Alive Again

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Catherine Price wants to talk about fun. In this presentation, which is based on her critically acclaimed book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, Price proposes a new definition of what she calls “true” fun, clarifies how it differs from “fake ...

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Catherine Price wants to talk about fun. In this presentation, which is based on her critically acclaimed book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, Price proposes a new definition of what she calls “true” fun, clarifies how it differs from “fake” fun, and reveals why—far from being frivolous—fun is an absolutely essential component of a happy and meaningful life.

In this engaging and actionable presentation, which can be done in-person or virtually, Price weaves together scientific research with personal experience in order to:

  • Define ‘True Fun’ and explains why fun is often mistakenly written off as frivolous
  • Reveal the many ways in which fun is astonishingly good for us
  • Explain how to find our personal ‘fun magnets’ and create more space in our lives for fun
  • Provide practical, evidence-backed suggestions for how audience members can start creating more fun-filled lives—without feeling overwhelmed

Groundbreaking, eye-opening, and packed with useful advice, Price’s presentation on The Power of Fun won’t just change the way audiences think about fun. It will bring them back to life.  

The Power of Fun has been included in many noteworthy roundups, including Amazon's Best Books of the Month Pick, Good Morning America, Fortune, and Book Riot. It was nominated for the Next Big Idea Club, and deemed "..the book everyone needs to read in 2022" (and the overall best self-care book of the year) by The Independent.

More information about The Power of Fun: https://www.screenlifebalance.com/fun

Additional Resources:

To complement any of her talks or presentations, HWA can facilitate a bulk purchase of How to Break Up With Your Phone and/or The Power of Fun to be distributed to your employees as a memento of the event and as a resource that will help them engage further with Catherine’s message and share their newfound knowledge and skills across your organization. 

Catherine also has numerous additional resources that can be offered to talk attendees to help them improve their screen/life balance and have more fun, including a discount for her online courses, “pay attention” phone bands (a practical tool to help people become more intentional about their phone checks), a guide for a 3-day "phone breakup challenge" (a fun team-building activity, available exclusively to talk audiences), a screen/life balance “survival kit,” and a "Fun Toolkit" that's designed to help people build more fun into their lives. She also typically includes a unique sign-up link for attendees who want to receive additional free resources and a discount for her paid courses, and learn more about her work.

Please visit ScreenLifeBalance.com for more information.

“Vitamania”: The Strange and Surprising Story of Nutrition’s Most Powerful Word

Everyone is familiar with vitamins – many of us have taken them since we were children, after all, and marketers often use the presence of vitamins as proof of the nutritional quality of their products. But what, exactly, is a vitamin? Where did the word come from? Does the presence of vitamins mean ...

Everyone is familiar with vitamins – many of us have taken them since we were children, after all, and marketers often use the presence of vitamins as proof of the nutritional quality of their products. But what, exactly, is a vitamin? Where did the word come from? Does the presence of vitamins mean that something is healthy? And how has the word’s popularity affected our overall approach toward food? In this talk, which is suitable both for the public and for nutrition- and health-related professional conferences and educational settings, Price argues that, as both individuals and a society, we’ve been seduced by a word. She reveals the fascinating history of the word “vitamin,” including its surprisingly recent coinage (it was made up in 1911 by a Polish biochemist named Casimir Funk), its early use by food marketers, and the many ways it is used to manipulate our buying choices today. Along the way, she demonstrates how we’ve come to associate vitamins with near magical powers, and how, despite having no precise scientific definition, the word “vitamin” laid the foundations for our current detail-obsessed philosophy toward nutrition. She also reveals how “vitamin” has been brilliantly used by marketers and the supplement industry to come to stand in for the much larger category of dietary supplements – leading to a regulatory situation that both threatens the public’s health and defies common sense.

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<p><strong>Catherine Price’s revelatory new TED Talk offers the secret to a healthier life: more true fun</strong></p>

Catherine Price’s revelatory new TED Talk offers the secret to a healthier life: more true fun

Award-winning science journalist CATHERINE PRICE took the TED2022 mainstage with a powerful talk inspired by her newest book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again. In her already-viral TED Talk Why fun is the secret to a healthier life, Price makes an irresistible case – her playfulness balances the urgency of her message, “fun is the secret to feeling alive.” Price’s talk inspires laughter throughout, with light-hearted and authentic insights about our relationship to fun, how we misuse the word in our daily lives, and how to truly connect with joyful experiences. Audiences are invigorated and reassured by Price’s own vibrant sense of ease, and she weaves riveting examples of what she calls “science-backed self-help” throughout, making a transformative shift in our daily lives seem possible.

As she does in her compelling in person and virtual interactive talks, Price proposes a new, more precise definition of fun, reveals the science-backed truths about why fun is so good for us, and actionable strategies for creating more fun in our lives. As the Screen/Life Balance founder illuminates her keynote, events with Price capture the very elements she’s describing – inspiring playfulness, connection, and creating a shared experience that makes a resounding and lasting impact with audiences.

Watch Catherine Price’s vibrant TED Talk here >>

<p>Catherine Price: How The Power of Fun Can Change Your Life</p>

Catherine Price: How The Power of Fun Can Change Your Life

When was the last time you felt exhilarated and lighthearted? When was the last time you were engaged, focused, connected, and completely present? When was the last time you felt fully alive? When was the last time that—in other words—you had fun? 

CATHERINE PRICE, author of How to Break Up with Your Phone and her most recent book, The Power of Fun, makes the case that True Fun—which she defines as the magical confluence of playfulness, connection, and flow—is absolutely essential for a well lived and joyful life. If you use True Fun as your compass, you will be happier and healthier. You will be more productive, less resentful, and less stressed. You will have more energy. You will find community and a sense of purpose. You will stop languishing and start flourishing. And best of all? You’ll enjoy the process. Price shares with audiences how our always-on, tech-addicted lifestyles have led us to obsess over intangible concepts such as happiness while obscuring the fact that real happiness lies in the everyday experience of fun. We often think of fun as indulgent, even immature and selfish. We claim to not have time for it, even as we find hours a day for what Price calls Fake Fun—bingeing on television, doomscrolling the news, or posting photos to social media, all in hopes of filling some of the emptiness we feel inside. 

Weaving together scientific research with personal experience, she reveals the surprising mental, physical, and cognitive benefits of fun, and offers a practical plan for how we can achieve better screen/life balance and attract more True Fun into our daily lives—without feeling overwhelmed. 

Groundbreaking, eye-opening, and packed with useful advice, Price’s talk on The Power of Fun won’t just change the way you think about fun. It will bring you back to life.  

The Power of Fun has been included in many noteworthy roundups, including Amazon's Best Books of the Month Pick, Good Morning America, Fortune, Book Riot, nominated for the Next Big Idea Club, and deemed "..the book everyone needs to read in 2022" by The Independent.

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<p><span>Workshop: How to Break Up With Your Phone, Achieve Screen/Life Balance and Have More Fun</span></p>

Workshop: How to Break Up With Your Phone, Achieve Screen/Life Balance and Have More Fun

Looking for an event that will both inspire attendees and offer them practical strategies that will reduce their stress and help them lead happier and healthier lives? Want to achieve better screen/life balance AND have more fun?

CATHERINE PRICE, founder of Screen/Life Balance and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone and The Power of Fun, offers a 2-part workshop specifically designed to help audiences spend less time staring at their screens and more time doing things they enjoy. This customizable workshop (which can be booked as two sessions or one longer session) is presented as an hour-long talk followed by an interactive follow-up session. This two-part format allows audiences to put Catherine's strategies into practice in real time, so that they can create—and solidify—healthier habits in a way not usually achieved in a regular talk format.  

In her initial session, Price teaches audiences the concept of screen/life balance (a term that she coined) and why this balance is essential for our productivity, creativity, careers, relationships, happiness, and physical and mental health. 

In her follow-up session, Catherine gives customized, evidence-backed suggestions for how to put the information from her talk into action, so that audience members can achieve better personal and professional screen/life balance and have more fun. Price also explains how participants can channel their reclaimed time into activities that make them more creative, productive, resilient, mindful, and energetic, improve their mental, physical and emotional health, and make them feel more alive.

This two-part series is particularly great offering for clients looking to give a gift to their employees or customers that will actually make a difference in their lives.  Catherine is happy to customize it based on your needs. She is open to combine this two-part series as a one-time, longer workshop.

To complement the talk, HWA can facilitate a bulk purchase of How to Break Up With Your Phone and/or The Power of Fun to be distributed to your employees not only as a memento of the event, but also as tools to hone these shared skills across your organization. Catherine, who specializes in what she refers to as "science-based self-help," also has numerous additional resources that can be offered to talk attendees to help them improve their screen/life balance and have more fun, including a discount for her online courses, a guide for a 3-day "phone breakup challenge" (a fun team-building activity!), a phone breakup conversation-starting kit, and a "Fun Toolkit" that's designed to help people build more fun into their lives. 

<p>Speaker Spotlight: Catherine Price helps people scroll less, live more, and have fun</p>

Speaker Spotlight: Catherine Price helps people scroll less, live more, and have fun

Hailed in The New York Times as "the Marie Kondo of brains," CATHERINE PRICE is an award-winning science journalist, speaker, and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life and The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again. As a speaker, consultant and workshop leader, she helps individuals and organizations create healthier personal and professional relationships with their phones (and other devices), and establish best practices to encourage creativity, productivity and mental health. In other words, she helps people scroll less, live more, and have fun.

Her engagements can be customized based on audience size and area of interest, but they are always compelling and actionable, chock-full of what Catherine calls "science-backed self-help." Sought out to speak everywhere from SXSW to Fortune, Catherine receives out-of-this-world reviews, such as: "A very enlightening and thought-provoking discussion that may even prove to be life-changing." (San Francisco Giants); "Catherine’s talk has been one of the most well received we’ve ever had. Not only is she an engaging speaker, but she’s insightful, and will have you thinking about the concepts she touches on for months..." (Livongo Health)

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Hailed in The New York Times as "the Marie Kondo of brains," Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist, speaker, and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life (Ten Speed Press), among other books. Her newest book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again (Dial Press) has released to great acclaim and deemed "..the book everyone needs to read in 2022" by The Independent. As a speaker, consultant and workshop leader, she helps individuals and organizations create healthier personal and professional relationships with their phones (and other devices), and establish best practices to encourage creativity, productivity and mental health. In other words, she helps people scroll less, live more, and have fun. 

How to Break Up With Your Phone has been published in more than 35 countries and featured in scores of high-profile media outlets around the world, including NPR, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Wired, Vox, Refinery29, BBC World News Service, and many others. A New York Times article about Catherine and her 30-day program titled " Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain,” went viral, receiving more than 2 million hits in less than a week. The article remained at the #1 slot for most-popular, most-emailed and most-shared for more than four days and was the #27 most-read article published by the New York Times in all of 2019.

Catherine is also the creator and founder of Screen/Life Balance, which is dedicated to helping people learn how to scroll less and live more. Screen/Life Balance is part of Catherine’s continued mission to create evidence-backed resources to help people around the world design lives in which they control their technology, rather than the other way around—with the ultimate goal of increasing happiness, productivity, creativity, health and wellbeing. 

Catherine speaks, consults, and leads workshops on how individuals and corporations can set better boundaries with — and best practices for — their devices in order to maximize creativity and productivity, improve mental health and brain function, reduce burnout, spend more time doing the things that actually matter to them...and have more fun! Her engagements can be customized based on audience size and area of interest, but they are always compelling and actionable, chock-full of what Catherine calls "science-backed self-help."

To learn more about Catherine and her other books and journalistic work, please visit CatherinePrice.com.