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Delight Instead of Doldrums

Join us for a talk with Catherine Price on how to use fun to overcome the dark days of winter!


Thursday, February 10, 2022


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Let’s face it… February is not typically a time that conjures up feelings of fun. The holiday glow is long gone and Old Man Winter has overstayed his welcome. This year we have the double downer of winter doldrums and omnipresent omicron. Thankfully, we have an enthusiastic speaker who has the answer to your winter blues.

Join us for a special talk from Catherine Price, a Fairmount Park enthusiast, award-winning science journalist, and author of The Power of Fun: How To Feel Alive Again.

Catherine will share insights from The Power of Fun, a book that explores what “true fun” actually is —and why it’s essential to our mental health and well being. We often think of fun as frivolous, something we can only have if the rest of life is already going well. But the opposite is actually true: fun can help us thrive. Catherine will help you develop your own winter survival plan designed to help bring more meaningful fun into your life to swing you right into the spring season with renewed appreciation of joyful experiences. And of course, as a Philadelphian who frequents Fairmount Park and other green spaces, Catherine will talk about the importance of finding fun in nature throughout the year, but especially in these depressing, dark days of winter.

If you’re in the 99% of the population who loves fun and loves the parks, then this talk is for YOU!

TICKET PRICES: Registration is free.

Please consider a donation to the Fairmount Park Conservancy to support this and other important park programs.
Visit: https://myphillypark.org/support/donate/

PRESENTER BIO: 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. Catherine 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. Learn more and sign up for Catherine’s February #Funtervention at howtohavefun.com