Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Category Archives: Writing

Listen More to the Children


Challenging my Passion and Fear by Being On Line

Challenge of the day! Nervous 🌸

When you cannot meet your audience in person, you speak on line. 🦋

What a great experience today, very different, however, wonderful. Normally, I meet my audience in person. But right now, not much is normal anymore, so we have to make things differently. And that can be a good thing.

The topic was about being an author, and the importance of journaling

When I grew up we called it keeping a diary. It is a place for your thoughts and feelings. It’s a kind of method you use, depending on your mood, and needs at the time (and personality) To be able to feel honest, and not judged.

Your dreams, fears, goals, experiences are important.

What I always love is, we suddenly start to speak about other topics, like bullies, and having reading difficulties etc. (Growing up)Fears and wrong beliefs about yourself.

And I loved their brave questions! I had to be brutal honest in my answers. To share about my own difficulties and fears growing up.

Thank you 5th graders, for listening, but also sharing about your own experiences. And a special thank you to their wonderful teacher. 🦋

That’s Amore

One of my published books and a journal my friend gave me as a gift a year ago.

Work that Steam Off


Even for young children, they come home from a long day in school, carrying frustration inside of them. Maybe sitting still for hours, riding school bus, being teased, or… just a long day.

Many times it’s difficult for them to steam it out.

Max was truly steaming out last night, and he thought it was fun and felt relaxed afterwards.

Actually, the whole family tried. I sneaked in to his room and tried it when everyone was gone.

Loved it!

Steam off some frustration, and feel great!

That’s Amore!

The Spiritual Community


“Connection is the holly quality threads we animals has together. Have you ever thought why you humans still are depressed, even when you got everything around you? Food, roof over your head, a warm bed, a job, psychologists or other therapists!

You still feel lonely, disconnected from “something”, and you don’t know what!

You are disconnected from your spiritual you!

Many of you feel holly (connected) when together with either horses, or dogs (or other Animals) You feel loved, secured, you just are together in a connection that feels good.

The truth is, humans are more lonely today than ever before. You don’t have each other as you ones did. You need each other.

Everything breaths together. Heal each other as the Animals. We are a community, a group that breathes together.”

That’s Amore!

Fight Your Fight


Depression acts like gas. It can sneak up on anyone, invisible, and poisonous towards your mind, soul, health and heart slowly.

Mental illness doesn’t take a break, neither can we.

I support @fightyourfightco on Instagram

That’s Amore!

Be who you Admire without Copying



I become the people I surrond myself with, and I choose to be around people who motivate  and push me to be a better version of myself every single day. 

I am not saying good bye to all my old friends, however, I am welcoming new friends.

Its going to be a good 2020, I have decided.

I am back in school, studying  Children’s Rights in Theory and Practise at Harvard on line.

Still rescuing Animals which will always be a big part of my life. Soon another interesting project is coming up. Structuring up my new life first.





Privat Photo; against prostitution and trafficking Stuttgart.

Listening to the Teacher



Healing from horses has a major effect on our brains (and hearts) It is not only our puls which slows down, but also our breathing becomes deeper.  Now, please don’t get confused over some riders that are yelling angry while sitting on their horse. Or getting irritated at another rider passing them to close, or a walking person with their dog lose.

Frustration over something else effects the horse which is already very sensitive with their intuition and instinct = surviving mechanism. Pulling in their mouth, whipping, or spurs slamming in their sides is an unpleasant surprise for the horse. (horse trying to look and feel where he puts his hooves, at the same, time listening on our unclear information from the saddle.)

Right now, I am writing/thinking about people which connects with their horse in a quiet way, ex. without Iphones in their hands– (I cannot watch people while sitting on their horse, checking their Smartphones. What in the world happened in 30 minutes since you last checked?)


  • Horses are never rolling their eyes at you,
  • or sigh,  when you constantly repeat your problems,
  • or holding your lovely love speech for them.
  • You are a team, you are nothing without your horse.
  • They learn different peoples cues/training, that must mean they think and feel!

I believe that rescuing horses are an amazing project. You do not know what kind of character you are rescuing, and it’s my job to let the ‘character’ heal and come out by itself.

  • Work on mutual trust.

Olivia, my daughter, has been by my side, since toddler time, by following the horses directions. It has actually helped her grow as a rider (and caretaker).

  • Horses are the teachers.

You  buy a horse. Maybe after some months, problems are starting to show up. Many times it is up to  99%  your lack of ‘listening’ skills. (same in ana relationship)

Imagine, I would raise a child and later send it to a relative. This relative many times starts by ‘telling’ the child ‘his/hers’ rules and believes. (not in a mean way– you cannot change what you don’t acknowledge–)

Lentil, was a big handsome horse, and when I say big horse, I mean huge. When I saw him for the first time I noticed his loving heart, and not to forget his bright mind. Lentils former owner had raised him with straightforward guidance and love. Lentil was her shining star and it broke both their hearts when she had to sell him, even if it was to a very skilled rider. When non one saw them she kissed Lentil good bye, and told him he would go to a very good stable. The new owners were kindhearted.

Lentil trusted her.

Lentil was a young horse, and raised with plenty of time and playfulness. The owner didn’t want him to grow up to an ‘empty mind’ horse, like a machine. When she made him ready in the box, he would play gentle with his big teeth towards her. When she used her gentle but firm voice, telling him they had to stop playing, he listened.

  • She gave him time.

Lentil wanted and needed to work with his balance. He was scared of lifting his hoof when needed to be cleaned. Do you know how scary it is from my height! he said.

  • His breeder had worked with encouragement. He was a horse that needed a lot of ‘kind voice’ clarifications.

The small problems started when  his former owner never shared these ‘small’ indications– but had big impacts in the future for Lentil– She didn’t think they mattered that much.

The new owners, even how kind they were, had their own routines, and their knowledge, and didn’t always have the time to listen. Confusion started when Lentil got ‘punished’ when he did his ‘playing.’ which had made laughter before.

Actually, the problem is not when we have to many horses, and to many children. It is our outside environment around us that disturbs our connections. There is a bucket full of thoughts and needs, that can be impossible to sort out, if not given your absolute fullest time to each one off them.

  • Shut the outside out while working. Become one.
  • Meditate together

Lack of time listening = will create either a revolting horse/child, or a withdrawing horse/child.

Time, listening and meeting the characters = will absolutely become a winning team. Both with horses and children.

  • Both horses and children got true and honest emotional capacities.

When we start to listen instead of justifying ourselves, a new world of knowledge will opening up infront of us.

That’s Amore!

Surrounded by Idiots


❤️When you wake up early in the morning, and find this amazing gift, by your coffee machine. 🎄☕️

I think my Daughter is trying to tell me something!

Stand Up for Yourself


and you can lead others by believing in them, since you believe in yourself.

That’s Amore!

Live a Little


This Easter made me think a little extra.

I always think a lot…it’s the author in me, I think!

However, maybe a little extra when life is bumpier than ‘normal’. I always tell my children to try to focus on the “helpers/brave” in the world, rather than looking too much into the “destroyers.”

One (of many stories out there) story that truly touched me with a storm of emotions, is Ms. Bailey who died this month at age 35 after battling cancer. Before leaving this planet, she carefully wrote her own obituary. Sharing and reminding us all, “Don’t take the small stuff to seriously and live a little.”

Read Ms. Bailey

I am humble.

Thoughts, Prayers, and Respect to her Family and Friends.

That’s Amore!