Why “evidence-based” doesn’t always mean that something will work for you … and what to do about it

Last month marked the 1-year anniversary of Maxand. How time flies!  🙂 When I started, I couldn’t have imagined that over 24,500 people¹ from as many as 115 countries would find their way to the site in the very first year. But what’s even more encouraging for me to see is that readers seem to find … Read more

The people around you: Tips on handling your social context while discovering what you want

Henriette was always there. No matter how people would shout at her in anger, cling to her in desperation, pressure her to agree to hopeful delusions. No matter how good or bad the news, she was there for a much-needed hug and words of encouragement. For practical support and gentle advice. Solid like a rock, … Read more

When life as you know it ceases to exist – How to face the challenging mix of priorities in life-changing conditions

It’s election time in Indonesia. Candidates face the daunting challenge of introducing themselves to over 193 million voters. Across thousands of different islands. Stretched over 3 timezones. From big, bustling cities to remote jungle villages. Incumbent president Joko Widodo has decided to share the story of his life on social media¹. He tells of a … Read more

Broadening your vision: The value of cross-cultural differences – Part 1

So you’re on the Internet looking for some inspiration in discovering what you want. Perhaps you’re from Malaysia or Brazil. Or from the USA, Austria, Ghana, Kazakhstan or China. Or who knows? You’ve landed on this page written by a Dutch person. Later, you might visit a site by someone from Canada, India or another … Read more