Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Category Archives: Travel

When Life Gives you Yellow Lemons

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“In the moment of fear, you can choose. You can always choose.

With calmness and stability you can think clearly. With clarity you can predict the storm, and its strength. By standing still, you can observe your own strength.” said the old Bosnian woman.

After the war had ended, I worked in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina on helping the growing numbers of homeless and sick animals.

Not much worked in the area, the elevator, and my flat was on eight floor.  My stove had only one burner working, I had to wash my clothes in the bathtub. However, the heat in my apartment was on full speed. It was tropical-hot. In every home I visited, it was tremendously hot. No one wanted to freeze anymore. 

Nearly every survivor said the same thing. “The worst feeling was freezing!”

One day I got sick with a high fever. The Bosnian woman, who had become like a mother to me, came up to my apartment on sniper alley. With her she had two beautiful bright yellow lemons, and some leaves with white flowers on. In my small kitchen she started to brew tea with her expensive lemons and handpicked flowers. She smelled the flowers and I saw her smile. In her face I could see the love and thankfulness towards the herbs. She handed me the cup telling me to drink slowly, to feel the strength returning back inside of me. 

“When chaos is in the world you have to relearn how to live with Nature.”

1999-2002

Killing Thoughts

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Nothing will kill you and your plans more than your own thoughts 💭

“Womenontopp”

Me and mine pickers Sarajevo, Bosnian 2000

My Children

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Means the world to me. Actually, spending time with them means everything to me.

We went to St Moritz to see World Cup in Horse Polo on a frozen lake.

Amazing day. Sunlight, plenty of snow and great play.

Thanks to amazing photographer Kathrin Gralla, we now have a permanent memory.

That’s Amore!

You are the Boss of your Feelings

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Jealousy is one of the most damaging feelings we can allow us to happen.

As it actually hurts yourself, the same way it hurts the target.

Early on in my children’s life, I started to talk to them about jealousy. About “good” jealousy and “bad” jealousy. Either it could inspire them, or destroy them.

One advice I kept telling them — and it’s a good reminder to all of us– is to practice the (Buddhist) question that asks, “Can you be happy for their (the person you are jealous of) success?

When you are noticing your jealous feelings. Stop! Take a breath, and simply ask this question. Chose kindness.

That’s Amore!

Photo credit black and white picture, Kathrin Gralla

Lecture Time in Sweden

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UllahillsMagasin har bjudit in mig till att föreläsa om det jag arbetat med i lite mer än 20 ar. Mitt liv åt att hjälpa utsatta djur och hjälpa människor första deras älskade djur. Välkomna!

Mia är en välkänd välrenomerad djurkommunikatör och författare.

Under 1,5 timmar får du följa med på Mias spännade resa genom kungahus, till möten med hemlösa, genom många olika länder, till hot från maffian.

Vad vill djuren lära oss och varför är de inte rädda att lämna våran jord (livet)

Utifrån djurens ögon, hur ser de på oss människor.

Hör om djurens helande egenskaper till oss människor. Hur de har hjälpt Mia genom hennes egna livskriser.

Ett öppet o ärligt föredrag om Mias spännande liv.

Mia tar hand om gamla och sjuka gatuthundar, övergivna sköldpaddor, ödlor, duvan Petunia, rattor och Afrikanska sniglar i sitt hem. Men också hästar som lidit av depressioner och vanvård i sitt hemland Tyskland. Utöver det driver Mia Animal without limits sedan 1999 som agerar för att hjälpa djur som drabbats av krig eller kaos

Kom och låt dig inspireras, få ny kunskap och nya insikter!

Datum: 10/10, 19:00

Pris: 200:- Anmälan sker via länken nedan:

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PS. Butiken är öppen under kvällen och ni kan även beställa något ätbart innan om så önskas. Maila er beställning till info@ullahillsmagasin.se

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Gokaka 39:-

Kaffet bjuder vi på!

Detta betalas på plats.

Anette med Personal

Ullahillsmagasin

Bella Napoli Chaos

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Flying into Bell a Napoli wasn’t easy to start with today. Snow chaos big time!

Someone at the airport told me they hadn’t had snow in Napoli since 1950 something.

We got delayed in Stuttgart for several hours. It was kind of ok since I could sit and work. Looking at all the people thinking, ” you got all your story to tell!”

Finally late afternoon I landed and the sun was shining and all snow gone! Like it never happened. Strange!

My view from my balcony, stunning! I forgot Napoli how much I love you!

That’s Amore!

Bring Italy to you!

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To be a mother and working a lot from home, having many animals around you, There is nothing more fantastic then to stay at a hotel and have other s take care of you.Look at the breakfast! The best room ever for my son. The manager at V8 was (is) amazing arranging a fantastic room for him. This hotel got everything for everyone!

Amazing car museum, and totally awesome Italian restaurant. The whole crew “Tony’s” were top five stars. Food tasting like homemade from the best Italian Mom!

You hardworking moms, should do this to yourself ones in a while. With or without your children, it’s totally up to you. You do your glamour thing for your heart and mind, however, it’s nice to share it with someone else too.

I love to eat together with my son (Olivia was at a school dance) He enjoys food and to have conversations together with him, is fun and inspiring.

Afterwards, we picked Olivia up outside the school dance, and went back to the hotel. We then visit the bar connected to the restaurant drinking cola and eating divine dolce.

This is a five star bar, no drunks or smokers– there is a cigar room– if you wanted to enjoy a tasteful cigar.

Amazing Glamour Time for Mom and her Kids!

That’s Amore!

Tell me Again

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Tell me again why I am doing this?

I am going to be honest, I had to talk me into going several times. However, the look on my children’s face was painful when I said we wouldn’t go ice skating. Their sad expressions made my brain (and heart) going. (I had promised them but wanted to back out)

Inside of me I heard “be better, go, go, go”

That little self-push is so important!

Did I love it? Not really! But I loved the children’s smiles and, I loved that I tried out something new.

And, that I won my battle with my mind!

That’s what I am working on, discipline to do more things. The best coaches = children.

That’s Amore.

Ice skating Baiersbronn, Black Forest, Germany

Amazing Passionate People Got the Best Teaching Skills

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Relationships of Inspirations  

Our new friend Sue brought us to Bowling Green State University to meet other passionate students. We got to see the Marine Biology Lab and meet spoiled Princess in the picture below.

In the Reptile rooms we learned a lot about these fantastic charming reptiles. We never wanted to leave.

Charming coming up to say hello

The are amazing beautiful. Glad I couldnt bring them with me to Germany. Would take them all. Every one has its own personality.

His son, only one day old. Amazing.

Student William, taught me more about reptiles. He is such a humble person and showed us plenty of patient when we all asked him question (and mostly at the same time)

I know I say that about every one I meet. However, this little guy was (is) my favorite. Petting him was like strocking velvet. He jumped right up to my scarfs to check out who the biggest lizard was.

Big fear, I admit and I dont like it. But I admired her from distans. My daughter though petted and fell completly in love with Odot! She was found in a plastic box on the highway. Kind people brought her to the Herpetarium.

Lovely Samantha kind and gentle with every reptile, including us.

Bearded Dragons

A fabulous day together with passionate students at the Reptile Herpetarium/Marine Biology. We learned so much from you all. Thank you!

Traveling in Different Time Zones 

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Flying from Germany yesterday, into Detroit, Michigan went well. Kids and me made it easy to travel with only one hand luggage. We are only staying for a couple of days. I am not the most patient person to stay and wait for my luggage. I like to get off the plane and leave directly! The jet leg kicked in and I woke up 02.30 this morning. At 04.09 I went to the gym. No people, how strange !

At 05.30 thank Above Starbucks opened. I was their first customer!

They beauty is though, that I could sit in the quietness and write, while listening to the children’s deep sleeping. It was meditating wonderful start.

However, not at 09.00 when everybody wakes up, I am ready to go back to bed 🙂

That’s Amore!