Covid-19 may have pushed the world online, but that doesn’t seem to have fazed Ajijic psychotherapist Kat Miller, who has been remotely counseling clients, such as those from her former home area near San Francisco, for a long time.
The pandemic hasn’t cramped her approach to life either. Making lemonade out of lemons wasn’t a stretch for her, steeped as she is a Buddhism-influenced mentality of cultivating an inner freedom from life’s circumstances.
Or perhaps it is a Mexican-influenced mentality. Miller says that Americans and Canadians here in Mexico notice how the local people often evidence high spirits even though they may live in humble or difficult circumstances.
“I found it surprising, and a lot of foreigners remark on it ... Mexicans can be lacking a lot, but still you see them laughing and joking. I’m from the United States, and there, if your circumstances are good, then you’re happy.”
These lessons for living have become particularly clear during the pandemic, she explained.