Live and learn. It’s that saying that rolls off my tongue when I make mistakes. I even say it when I nail something that I can attribute to experience (ummm, yes, I’m also another year older this month!). I say it to my kids when they stumble on a life lesson and remind them that making mistakes are all part of learning. Yes, life is a continuous lesson and Business Insider Australia states that “Peak ability to learn and understand new information occurs around age 50” (thanks Google, it’s not downhill from here!).

So, in this issue we share the knowledge and celebrate learning for all ages. I’m sure most of you have faced a career change, perhaps upgraded your skills or how about all those new skills we have been gifted joining the ‘parenthood’. From learning to breastfeed in the early days and mastering sleep routines for your newborn baby to navigating social media for your teen – we’re learning every single darn day.

So what foods are good for our brain? What’s on your bucket list to learn? Write that list and even take up a course with the kids or your partner.

Plus, winter break from the school term is here, so make the most of our short winter days and a few weeks off packing those lunch boxes. Join us for our weekly dose of haven straight to your inbox for all the latest in what’s on and stories you’ll dig.

Happy school holidays everyone – make sure you use the time to learn something new!

Read our July issue of haven online here, or via PressReader here.

Keeley O'Connor

Keeley O'Connor  

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in growing her business in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 going on to publish print titles over the past decade, including haven, a family lifestyle publication and scout for the Gold Coast holiday-maker more recently. She has grown a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her digital and social channels and continues to expand her business with haven creative services // www.havencreative.com.au