When we began brainstorming about speakers for this year’s Ladies Who Launch, Megan Johnson, 417 Magazine’s vice president of operations, immediately thought of a book that changed her life: How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price.
“I discovered that my phone was a habit,” Johnson says. “I understood better how phones and apps are designed to be addictive. The most shocking part was that the time we spend on them damages our ability to focus, think deeply and even form new memories.”
She went through the book’s 30-day “phone detox,” which she says provided understanding about the habits she’d created with her phone and helped her set better boundaries—for herself and her whole family.
Last week, we announced that Catherine Price is the keynote speaker for Ladies Who Launch on July 14. We’re looking forward to Price’s insight and can’t wait to share in the empowered vibes Johnson reports feeling, especially since Price has released a new book that’s giving us all the vibes. Her new book is The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, and it’s a how-to for reconnecting with “True Fun,” which Price describes as “the magical confluence of playfulness, connection and flow.” Sign us up.