Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

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The Beauty of Rescuing

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As many of you know, I have rescued Animals for nearly three decades now. (and they have also rescued me) I finally feel that the research I have made during this time, working together with the AWL project and alone finally been giving results. 👑Horses Healing Harmony Project (even dogs) have worked together with (mostly) young people, however, also together with single parents– with different needs of Bodily and Mentally Harmony from the Animals.

Now, this is no rocket science and many of us know how important animals and nature are for us Humans.

picture @Ulla Linders

It’s been a long journey, meeting a lot (I repeat a lot) of different authorities, which for many I am very thankful for. I do acknowledge the difficulty they are facing many times during their work, wanting to do more for their “client” But being tied up with rules and laws can make a lot of frustration and sadness (even burnout).

Gracefully, I am now finishing up my writing resources; “research and practice studying” which can soon be used by employers, educators and the public at large.

Many of you are asking me via the media, and since I cannot answer everyone due to my full schedule time. I love your questions, and they also challenge me to try to find some kind of comfort or answer back.

I always learn something new every day, and I love it many times.

My gratitude goes to everyone that work so hard, many times with frustration, but you never give up. Especially, you that are lifting other up even when fear and uncertainty is grabbing hold of you.

Psychologists, Lawyers (even the not so good ones too ) Women Help Center, Mentally coaches, Police Undercover that works with Child sexual exploitation, Horse People, Friends, Aquanites and even the stranger on the street (or Instagram). Thank YOU for everything you taught me.

❤️‍🩹Even the not very good ones teaches me something

That’s Amore!

Improve Compassion

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We can improve how we respond to women (all living breathing humans) in distress. 🖤 Those who still suffers and, often, suffering secretly. But also teenagers, I meet often many in distress and anxiety.

It is important we learn their names and stories. It should not take years. Children and teenagers, should only be concerned about homework and whats for dinner. Thats what I told to the Justice department.

That’s Amore!

Be Thankful for all new Instincts

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My Weekly column in Magazine NARA, September 2012 Hope you will enjoy reading. Can children teach us more?

BE THANKFUL FOR ALL NEW INSTINCTS;

Children and dogs are often very lovely together, and they have a lot to teach we adults. They demonstrate how to be in the moment, have compassion and enthusiasm, ingenuity, fantasy and ideas.

Children’s natural way of being and their balance with former street dogs is a beautiful play. The kids are thinking a lot and share their wonderful questions, which in turn allow me to look in my mind for the answers. And if I do not find the answer I seek it further later on.

On weekends, there are many children with their parents visiting us at the Hospice. I love watching kids fall down on their knees to get to the same height as the dogs, or small children standing on their tiptoes to give the bigger dogs a kiss on their head.

I love children’s compassion towards the elderly clients. Meanwhile, I notice how much that has been forgotten within me. Together with my own two children we are now practicing how to be more in the present and work more on our intuition and our thoughts.

When we eat dinner, we frequently thank for our food, to be grateful and at the same time give thanks to the long path before the food ends up on the plates in front of us. I ask Olivia and Max who we should thank: the earth, the rain, the sun, farmers, transportation, stores, dad’s job, mom’s wallet and the cook.

Besides that we have a lot of fun, it’s also stimulating for me. I noticed with myself how hard I have to get started with my imagination.

A few times a week in the evenings, we experiment with silence. We put ourselves down on the floor for about fifteen minutes and then we say nothing. (Here it is hard for me not to fall asleep!)

Then we talk about what thoughts, smells or any concerns that come up. This is also a good start to learn how to meditate, become aware of our thoughts and to learn to “control” them. But it is also a chance for everyone to think through what is moving around inside us.

Sometimes in life we push away thoughts, forget them or we do not want to remember. And over time, it might be difficult to talk about the suppressed thoughts.

Many years ago I met a happy little guy who understood that I could communicate with animals. He knew that it was through the thoughts that communication took place.

We were with my dog Tjojs when the little guy told me he had bought a gift for Tjojs, but he would whisper it to me what it was, or Tjojs could hear it. “You are not allowed to think about it, because then Tjojs will ‘hear’ it!” the little guy said. But he was disappointed. He had thought about the gift to Tjojs, and expected that she would jump excitedly, but she never jumped.

Talking with children is amazing. We hear many deep thoughts and we should be able to learn something from their natural approach to life’s mysteries.

That’s Amore!

Let the Horse Tame your Fear

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No, 🖤 you are not meeting more people that are mentally tired or, depressive. It’s many which have opened up by telling about their pain. And I am speaking for so many others, young and old.
It takes enormous energy to keep functioning while carrying the memory of trauma and the shame of weakness and vulnerability.
❄️ The animals, when healed themselves, has a very secure base where our stress hormones can be tamed. #healinginharmony That’s Amore!
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Beautiful Autumn Colors

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I love autumn colors, and mild weather 🍂🍁

Middle Aged Woman and her Horse

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Amen Sister to that!

Saturday with Madame

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Word-less Healing

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🖤 You never lost me, I only lost myself.

You showed me trust and every day was a new day. No judgement, only encouragement.
You let me take the time I needed since You knew that time doesn’t exist. Despite being abandoned, You never abandoned me.


You who use no words and have no freedom, gave me healing, a belief in myself, a new better version of myself. You gave comfort. You… you gave me my freedom back.
You alone, did what no other humans could do.


It’s time 👑
That’s Amore!

A Lonely Teenager

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❤️‍🩹 no children will be exposed however, some wants to share their story and experiences. We always ask the child/teenagers parent.

We want to share with you what the Animals are contributing to our health and mind and heart.

Martin 13 years old don’t want to ride but he likes to come and walk one of the horses ones in a while.
“I am very alone, got no friends and during the Covid 19 I become more isolated. But too Julia I can talk and tell her about my life. I talk about everything. And I get to practice my German. She makes me calm and my anxiety and sadness lowers dramatically. It’s like I forget I am alone.”

Please keep supporting our program to adults/teenagers and children in need of comfort from AWL Animals

That’s Amore!

Two Faced Evilness

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Horrible people aren’t horrible all the time, otherwise they would never be able to find victims. —Karin Slaughter—