Thank your dog

On Thanksgiving remember to thank your dog.

No surprise.  This is an article about how cool our dogs are.

Experts suggest that with every being we encounter we are unconsciously asking questions all the time.  The answers to our internal questions are typically not verbal.  They are answered by how we interpret another’s actions or inaction.

One of the reasons we love our animal friends so much is that they answer one of these vital self-assessment questions with a resounding, “Yes!” consistently.

Our internal question: Can I tell that I’m special to you by the way that you look at me?

Our unconditional love masters let us know they see us, they care, we are enough just the way we are, and we are special and wanted.

And here it is… dogs are so cool that way.tree-background

Perhaps The Best Day of Your Life!

The IET® Mission is to “Heal the world one-heart-at-a-time”

The Center of Being© chooses the term “Integrated” in the name of their healing system (Integrated Energy Therapy®) to convey their healing vision of “integrating the pain of the past, into the power of the present, to bring about the joy of the future”.

Private customized one-to-one sessions are awesome, with the goal of getting the “issues out of your tissues” for good!  Your sessions support you in gently releasing limiting energy patterns of your past, empowering and balancing your life in the present, and helps you to reach for the stars as you evolve into your future.

Becoming a practitioner is awesome²!  Learning IET® prepares you to offer sessions for yourself, others (in person or over a distance), start a new career path or enhance your current work, and possibly even change the world a little bit.  By investing one day of your time attending an IET® Basic class you will be attuned to this angelic energy and learn all of these techniques.

My next class will be held on December 3’d at Just Breathe in Westborough, MA.  I also offer classes and private customized sessions at Chelmsford Wellness Center in Westford, MA.  You may also arrange for a class at your site.   If you’re interested to learn more about IET training contact me, visit my site or visit the IET® site Learn IET.

Karen J. Puglia’s followup article to student’s of her Basic class says it best.

Perhaps The Best 5 Minutes of Your Life!

The IET® 5-Minute Empowerment

by Karen J. Puglia

Well, here I am again talking about the 5-Minute Empowerment! Those of you who have been around for a while know that I am always reminding people of the benefits
of this technique that was learned way back in the Basic IET® class. But I have to tell you it is one of the easiest, quickest, and beneficial IET techniques that you can do in a short period of time. If a client calls me between sessions with some anxiety, feelings of anger, sadness, etc., I do an absentee 5-Minute Empowerment and the report that I get back is that the negative feelings have lifted.
The 5-Minute Empowerment technique has many uses. In your busy, fast-paced life, it just takes 5 minutes to release stress, anger, fear, etc. from your energy body. Check out these ways to Empower yourself:
Uses for the 5-Minute Empowerment Technique
1. Mini clearing of negative emotions and feelings and imprinting of
positive energy for yourself and others. Great way to start and
end the day!
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a. When a friend calls and is in need of a session but there is not enough time in the moment to do a full IET session, do a 5-Minute Empowerment.
b. As an IET practitioner, you may receive a call from a client who is having a difficult time. You can do an absentee 5-Minute Empowerment to help relieve the symptoms in the moment.
3. Health or Alternative Healing Expos
a. Set up a table with information about IET, your IET class schedule, and information about your IET practice. Offer to do a 5-Minute Empowerment session by having the
participant sit in a chair. (Hint – have a chair for yourself, it saves your back!) Participants experience a mini session and feeling the change after only 5 minutes, they become interested in how good a full IET session would feel or become interested in taking IET classes.
4. Information meetings and talks a. As a part of IET information talks, offer to do a 5-Minute Empowerment session on a volunteer after giving a talk about IET in general.

Fall concerns

Fall is great time to be outside with your dog.

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Fall in New England is a great time to be active outdoors with your dog.

Here are few seasonal safety concerns I keep in mind for fun throughout this season.

The days are shorter, and often it is quite dark by evening walk times.  Consider a reflective coat, collar, leash light, or a brightly colored vest for your dog.  It will make your dog stand out and be easier for others to see.  Bright orange and reflective coats are a good idea too if you and your dog spend time in areas where hunting takes place nearby.  Always check wild areas for postings indicating the type of hunting allowed and what time it is permitted.

Fall can be a drying time of year for your dog’s coat and the colder temperatures at night encourage us to turn on our heating systems and light up our fireplaces.  Brushing your dog frequently during this season will help to distribute the natural oils helping to keep your dog’s coat healthy and in its best condition.

When the weather is cooler wildlife becomes more active as it busily prepares winter.  This means that your dog may be more likely to have an encounter with a wild critter.  You may also find mice, bats, squirrels and others trying to move inside your warm home.  It’s hard to keep small rodents out.  If you, a friend or neighbor, choose to use traps or poisons your dog needs protection because their natural curiosity will cause them to explore new objects and smells.  Your dog can be hurt by mouse snap traps, rodenticides, or by chewing or eating a rodent that injected poison.  The catch and release type traps are the safest all-around option.

Be on the lookout for plants outside that produce fruits or berries in the fall.  A plant that was harmless may be poisonous now.  Also, your dog may have shown no interest in that particular plant until those berries or fruits show up.

In every season there is a holiday or special events such as a wedding, birthday occurring that has potential to upset your dog, requiring a little special preparation on your part to minimize stress levels your dog may experience.

Although this practice has rarely (ok, never) made me a favorite host I implement and, (well, I actually post) pet safety rules for both day and overnight guests.  Informing folks in advance is the only way to ensure my pet safety rules are known.  Pets can be overwhelmed by changes such as larger numbers of people at a party, kids, visiting animals, music, and outbursts. Your guest’s medications may end up in pet accessible areas. It may be helpful to designate a secure pet room that is off-limits to guest traffic. In case your pet escapes, risks are reduced if your pet is wearing ID tags.  It is a good idea to have a current picture and your animal control officer’s number on hand.

Every season can also hold an allergy stimulation.  As with people, dogs have indoor, outdoor, topical and internal allergic reactions.  Your veterinarian is your best resource for uncovering causes and determining treatment.

A regular InTune Groom session with your dog can help to clear stagnant energies and ITG Book Coverimprove circulation throughout the seasons.  Check out to learn more.

Do you know about IET?

Working with the angels

In the modern era of today, a person’s health and well being are undeniably the biggestLinda Saraco Headshot blessings imaginable. Striking a balance between mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing can rarely be found. In case you are searching for methods through which vibrant health and balance can be achieved, I’ve got some great news for you. Integrated energy therapy® (IET) has paved its way into the world as a method of achieving just that and more. IET is referred to as the method that ‘gets the issues out of your tissues.’

IET brings with it an abundance of benefits. These benefits are known to provide a more empowered and balanced outlook on life.

  • increased sense of well being
  • greater purpose in life
  • discovering your true inner self
  • relief from any form of childhood trauma
  • improvement in various types of energy stagnation
  • Aids in deterring stress and anxiety
  • lifts limitations that restrict one’s joy

Sessions of IET

During this one hour, we briefly discuss the objectives you wish to achieve through IET. While being fully clothed, you will lie on a massage table.  Gentle hand motions are used to bring webpage - woman during a sessionabout movements to specific areas to encourage the release of stagnation in energy centers.

In addition to a regular session here are my three favorite advanced IET techniques.

  1. Soul Star Clearing- this technique is based upon one’s desire to fulfill their soul mission. Any fears relating to that mission and your heart’s desire are cleared out. A greater insight is also brought out by creating a drive to fulfill that mission.
  2. Releasing limiting beliefs- in this method, any form of limitation placed on an individual are taught to be only temporary. You are what you perceive to be and only you can do what you desire to create joy in life.
  3. Creating Heart beams- through an IET technique, angelic blessings are created and placed in specific locations in your home, workplace, anywhere in the world. Any individual that passes through this angelic gateway will receive its numerous blessings.

top of webpage handsI’m excited to share this aspect of my work with you.  Along with sessions I will be teaching IET courses.  My 2018 IET courses (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, For Animals) will be posted soon listing public classes.  You’re invited to contact me about offering IET courses at your location.

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Well-timed thoughtfulness

All you need is a little bit of positivity to keep you going.

The human mind and heart work in conjunction. Many ideas stem from what your heart desires than what your mind thinks is right. Although unconventional and shaky, that idea is the one you care about the most; the one you love with all your heart.

There is something special about that one idea that is close to your heart: your love for it is relentless because no matter how hard you try to give it up, your heart keeps finding its way back to it. My idea is one that I believe will define my life’s purpose. I believe that my idea will help many others.

To me, this idea is my child because I have nurtured this concept since the day I conceived it and to hear people say anything negative about something I loved so much broke me. I wanted this concept to turn into a reality with all my heart but I was always hesitant to go public with it.   This idea is the only thing my heart ever craved so unwaveringly for; my life’s mission. Sometimes I wished I could let go of it but all my efforts were in vain. Deep down, I knew that for this concept to survive, I needed people to like it; to accept it wholeheartedly. I want them to invest in it and help it grow.

On this journey, I have encountered many people who have could have helped me but they chose not to. These people actually can help my idea grow to fruition. And this didn’t just happen once. I was this close to meeting the person who could make it all possible, not once, not twice, but four times. Every time, I was held back. Despite my disappointment, I still could not let go of this idea.

blog article heart's desire header words cutYou understand the true meaning behind this William Chapman’s saying only after you decide to put yourself out and feel someone criticize or devalue your work. These words are the ones that discourage you from taking the step to share your dream again.  Heart’s desire ideas come to us only to help us to become the best version of our selves, but that is not how I was feeling recently.  I was sad and feeling that I was again ready to give up on my dream.  I was feeling defeated.

Yesterday, a miracle came knocking at my door. The universe works its own magic at its own pace and within a moment’s notice, my idea was breathed back to life. An unexpected gift arrived in the mail for me from a colleague, a book named “What Do You Do with an Idea” by Kobi Yamada. In my time of darkness, this heartwarming gesture came to my rescue like a ray of hope; a silver lining after the storm.

If there is one thing I learned from this experience, it was that kindness creates confidence. All you need is a little bit of positivity to keep you going.

More Daisy Bravery

She was brave for them.

She was scared until it was time to be brave!

This morning as I was starting my day and wondering about the tropical storm approaching this area, a really cool memory of my dog Daisy came to me, and I found myself grinning.

Daisy was a peculiar dog. She was scared of many everyday things, but she was always surprising and incredibly brave when she was needed. She was the fiercest when you expected her to cower. Fear and danger seem to draw her out of her comfort zones.

This memory is of a family Fourth of July cookout.  A thunderstorm had started and was trying its best to ruin the cookout, and all the dogs gathered around Daisy because they were scared.  If memory serves me right, there were about 6 dogs; some of the dogs were older, both males and females and some were just puppies.

Daisy instinctively took charge and secured them up against the basement cement wall, and with her back to them she faced out towards the storm.  The other dogs were all shaking and scared, but not Daisy. She stood forward gallantly knowing the other dogs were depending on her to be the strong one and the rock they needed and she was set to be that. She stood there brazen, leaving her everyday fear for some other time.

At home, she would have been shivering in my lap because of a thunderstorm. It was cool to see her doing what she had done for the fact that she shook all the way to the outing that day because she was afraid of the car ride and leaving home. For these scared dogs, however, she stepped up; organized them by the wall, and they all felt safe behind her.

She stirred something in me that day. The way she cast her fear down and put the security and assurance of the other dogs before her own fear taught me a lesson of selflessness and responsibility. I would never forget watching her do this.

How Daisy came to be my pup

I met her early one morning.  I had stopped by the shelter to drop off a donation knowing that if I went during regular business hours, I’d be too tempted to look around at the pups. I know them to be my weakness, and I was not trying to adopt any more puppies as I had already adopted two dogs; Danny and Dominic from the same shelter.

To avoid temptation, I planned on dropping a check in the mail slot right in front of the door. As I did, my eyes fell on a box of puppies, obviously abandoned. Daisy and her other 3 littermates were dirty and covered in poo indicating that they had been in the box for some time.  I saw her and fell in love. I found myself waiting for the shelter to open and adopted her. She became mine the instant I saw her.

By the way – her full name was Daisy Ann Marie Pearl Saraco –  that’s another story.

An Act of Valor

Smallest dog saves the family

A dog is a man’s best friend. Ask yourself the question: Would a best friend risk their own life to save yours? In Daisy’s case, the answer would be yes.

All five of my dogs started barking wildly.  I rushed out to them immediately, feeling an unease that became very real as my eyes landed on a coyote up on the stone wall above my backyard. He had fierce eyes, bared teeth, and was prepared to attack my dogs who were barking loudly in defense. I yelled to my dogs, but the coyote’s eyes were fixated on their every movement and they were fixated on it too that my commands dissolved in the tense atmosphere.  The message was clear, however. The coyote intended to take one of my dogs and as my brain started to think of solutions; another thing became clearer – my only choice was to pull whomever I could get to safety.

I had nothing to ward off the coyote with, neither did I have a defense tool save for a garden shovel beside me.  I grabbed it and rushed towards the unfolding scene.  There was no time to think. A hungry coyote is a horrifying creature. My dogs were all facing upward at the coyote, and the coyote was bearing down on them from the wall. Senselessly, I threw the shovel at the coyote, but he did not budge. Instead, he gritted his teeth more fiercely at my dogs, apparently vexed and more determined. Using their collars, I pulled away two of my dogs that were closest to me.

I felt so powerless because I did not know whom else I could I get to safety and I felt like I was condemning the other three to death, but they were in the coyote’s sights. My heart bled in pain for the fates of Bow, Daisy, and Indy.

I approached the scene again, thinking of what next to do when Daisy did something I did not understand, a move that would likely cost her her life. Daisy moved away from the others and stood in the middle of the yard just beyond the stairs leaving herself alone and more vulnerable. She was the smallest of all the dogs, an easier prey for that coyote. The coyote saw her alone and focused all his attention on her.  Her move allowed me to get the other two dogs in hand, and I dragged them to a safe spot with a sickening knowledge that it would be Daisy that would be lost to that coyote. To this day, I can see all the details of that moment.  Daisy was standing there on her own; her back legs were quivering. Otherwise, she was frozen on the spot she stood. I thought fear caused her to freeze, but I was wrong.  She was quivering with adrenaline and thinking strategically.

With the speed of lightning, Daisy switched from frozen mode to high-speed. She bolted for the safe spot and as she did the coyote lunged after her. With one last leap, she made it to safety. We were all safe, and the coyote went away after circling outside for what seemed like forever.

There is no doubt that she knowingly created that distraction, risking her own life, helping to save the others. She stepped up when she could have cowered in fear. My brave girl! Daisy amazed me time after time throughout our 14 years together.

I know my actions were reckless that day, but instinct drove me – instincts to save the ones I love regardless of the cost to me.  Daisy and I were unintentionally communicating that day, both of us taking risks for our loved ones.  I did not know it at the time but she was working with me, reading my thoughts and body language.

Daisy is my helper animal.  Sometimes during an animal communication session, she joins in and improves the reading by adding clarity to that animals messages.

As Mark Twain aptly quoted,

“It is not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

Daisy: the smallest, the cleverest and the bravest of all.

A Better Today

What’s really cool is that I’m working with animals all over the world because IARC is energetic!

It’s official – the case studies are complete, course development is underway, and the program has been expanded.   Final logo INTUNE ARC IARC

I am excited to let you know the program name is – Intune ARC (IARC).

As a reminder – This 6-week program is for an animal that is troubled by his or her past.  LEARN MORE.

Since spring, I have been working on new case studies for the courses.  The case studies include dogs, cats, horses, and birds.

As usual, the animals are always teaching us.  Although I had been offering this type of service for years, I learned a new way to help animals. In addition to Reiki and animal communication; the program now includes Integrated Energy Therapy (IET).  IET is working with angel energy to release discordant energy and infuse replacement supportive energies and messages.

What’s really cool is that it is energetic so I am working with animals all over the world.




Before and after aura photos

Easy step to add in when brushing your dog.

The aura photograph on the left was taken of my dog Dominic and me before doing an InTune Groom (ITG) session.  The photo on the right was taken after a session.  The energy in the first photo is much more active than the energy in the second photo, which has a peaceful sense.

ITG is a unique combination of steps and techniques, which work in harmony to invite well-being and a stronger bond between you and your dog.  The steps and techniques all share these components.

  • sourced in age-old practices
  • influence the energetic systems in and around a dog’s body
  • vibrational remedies
  • influence health maintenance and well-being

Elements of ITG

  1. Traditional grooming tools and holistic products and bodywork
  2. Energetic enhancers and applying healing energy
  3. InTune Groom hand placements
  4. Color therapy
  5. Chakras
  6. Meridians

Why offer your animal friend an ITG?

Benefits of an InTune Groom 

  • builds and strengthens the relationship
  • eases transitional times
  • improves the sense of well-being
  • reaches to physical, mental and emotional levels
  • natural

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InTune Groom (ITG)
A guide to practical and magical canine care
developed by Linda Saraco
ITG Mission Statement
The InTune Groom mission is to provide a process to foster the building of deeper connections between animals and humans.  ITG promotes human animal bonding through enhanced routine coat grooming and general well-being improvement steps.


The Sock Monster is coming

That does not make sense

Last year I connected with Kim’s wolfhound that had crossed over.  She sought advice from him because she was considering adopting a new pup.

Kim’s dog showed me images of a wolfhound playing with socks.  I saw the wolfhound pulling socks from the laundry basket, tossing socks around, and an especially funny image of that dog with a white sock on his head and other socks on his back.

She said her wolfhound never played with socks, and the message did not make sense at all. I worried that I did not translate her dog’s message correctly.  I went back to her dog for clarification on the message to Kim.  Her wolfhound’s message did not change.  Kim’s dog continued to show me images of socks.

About a month after her reading, she sent me an email.  She had adopted a wolfhound pup.

Have you already guessed what this pup loves to do?

The Sock Monster

He is the sock monster!  She said he not only plays with socks, but he even tries to pull socks off her feet.

The message Kim’s dog gave her during her reading was about the next pup that would enter her life.

Because of these types of experiences, hearing a person say – no, that does not make sense – is no longer worrisome for me.   Asking the animal for clarification helped me to learn this.   When the animal’s message is clear, it is a good idea for that person to make a note because the animal’s message may make sense later.


Linda Saraco brushing and whispering secrets with the magnificent Negra.





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