Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

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Always in my Bag

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We are really trying to reduce the use of plastic! I have to be honest I was shocked when I realized how much plastic we actually were using!!

Even if I feel good that we are recycling  doesn’t help with the bigger problem out there.

Me and my children try to catch each other in every plastic moment. And Me, Mom, are trying to always bring our reusable cups/straws in my bag.

That’s Amore!

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!

In the Animal’s Own World are no Depressions

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picture (c) Shutterstock

“We think you should start eating antidepressant medicine. You have mild depression? “said the psychologist to me.

I’m depressed!

That could not be true!

Every day I thanked for things and events in my life. Or, did I only gratify my gratitude while my thoughts were somewhere else?

I did not want to medicate myself!

I almost never even ate headache pills.

I watched all my dogs lying in my office in a wonderful peacefulness; “Why are you not depressed?” I thought.

I knew that some animals took antidepressants. Perhaps because of a broken heart, just like we humans.

Animals living with together with people learn your behaviors.

But we who are free will not become depressed, because we live in the present moment. We do not think forward because it does not exist yet.

In addition, we honor our own when it’s time to say good-bye. We do not allow the sorrow to manifest.

The animals do not always reach you. There are many animals waiting for you to call to them for help.

Was my mild depression an awakening?

Is depression an awakening?

When you see depression as something ugly you cannot heal yourself.

Animals do not feel sorry for themselves. Where there is love, is security.

 

Horses that heal people, echoed within my heart!

I quickly disappeared down to the stable. Grooming the horse and I was in a meditative state.

I prepared to ride my first riding lesson.

Later in the day my nine-year-old son Max outburst, “Mom, what kind of spell did the horse give to you? You’re so happy! ”

I knew I was finally on the right track!

 

That’s Amore!

My column in the Swedish Magazine web. Nara

Horses has the Ability to Change our Lives 

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The amazing way of being a freelance writer is that you get to pick the people you want to met, and the people you want the world to met. I felt like a super mini Oprah, but the feeling of amazing was there.

Mia works  with her horse Brumman. Together they hold courses in mindfulness. However, it is Brumman who holds in all the tools, and finds out very fast in every person what they need to work with.

Amazingly, you dont need any horse experience. Just an open mind and heart.

Even if Brumman had had a difficult past, she moved on without bitterness or aggression. When Mia let her heal in her own tempo and with multivitamins and love, Brumman woke up and started to heal humans.

 

They do not live in the past. Nor do they selfpitty. Its full force in evey moment, the moment of now!

You can read the whole faccinating artcile in the Swedish Magazine Nara.

Photos by Tuss Bennegard (c) and she donated her fee to my organisation Animals Without Limits.

Thank you so much Mia Holm for your amazing work together with the horses. And Tuss Bennegard for your amazing pictures and donation to AWL

That’s Amore!

 

Italy in my Heart

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Italia nel mia cuore

 

We went to Toscana for a couple of days before heading down to South Italy. This time we stayed at hotel Bijou, and it is a wonderful hotel in a perfect size. Breakfast was fantastic.

we rented bikes and that is also a must when staying there. We bikeride down to the beach, to the ice cream store, around and discovered fantastic lunch places.

and of course, hotel Bijou had Mr Donatello. He is amazing and loving and treats you like your best friend. Every hotel should have a “Donatello”

Beautiful view from our balcony. We are defenetly going back. Quiet, charming, great service, hearts, breakfast amazing ecpesially for me that love cheece (they had 6 different “flavor”) Amazing staff. My children loved everything.

Just what you want when you are on holiday!

That’s Amore!

Horses put a Spell on you?

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Horses truly got the ability to heal people. They are fantastic teachers to build up your inner strength. Even quicker than an psychologist 😉

After my first lesson with a great German instructor,  I felt right away terrific. I admit, it was scary wonderful. My legs were like spagetthi when I jumped off. And the horse speed felt like 100km/h even when he only trotted. But I did it!

I even got to borrow a horse dictionary; English/German/French

Trying to understand what it is I am supposed to do on top of the horse! Umsitzen, ganze bahne….!

After my first riding lesson  I went home to my son (9y) Some time later he lookes at me suspicious and said, “Mom, did the horse make a spell on you? You are so happy!”

Glad he noticed. He didn’t know that I had started riding instead of eating pills.

And, I feel great continuing riding, I am doing something for Me! I feel alive.

That’s Amore!

Prayers

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I have been praying since I was a little girl.

I believe we all pray. Some more often than others.

Growing up in a “non-religion” home I taught myself how to speak to God, or Universe (or the same) When I was in third grade, I went with my school friend and her family to a Katholic Church in Sweden. It was so beautiful. I wanted to become a Katholic.

When my family went skiing in Austria, I had as an tradition that every last ski day I went to the Katholic church instead of skiing (as much as possible the last day.) My father went “crazy” and thought that was nonsens, and waste of money. But, for me, it was magic, lightning a candle, sitting in the wooden bench and look at all the fantastic Angels, Jesus and gold ornaments. I prayed.

Still today, when visiting different European cities (towns) the church is a must for me, and my young children enjoys it too.

I love feeling connected via prayers and meditations.

I read somewhere and it goes something like this;

When you pray you speak to God,

and when you meditate, God speaks to you.

That’s Amore!