Heather Picken’s Miracle Month Contest!!


Hello everyone! I would just like to share with you a contest that my friend, teacher, coach and colleague is doing this month! All you have to do to WIN is post this everywhere and anywhere:

I create miracles fun-ellenge with Heather Picken! (contest) Check it out here: http://thespirittrainer.com/blog/?p=177

I Create Miracles Fun-ellenge ūüėČ

Here is how it works: For the entire month of October you are creating your miracle!

Step 1 Create a membership profile here if you haven’t already.

Step 2 Connect to me on facebook www.facebook.com/heatherpicken and write on my wall that you are doing the I Create Miracle fun-ellenge aong with posting a comment below.

Step 3 Add your comment below that you are doing the I Create Miracles Fun-ellenge so I can keep track of what you are doing!

Starting Today Create a video, tweets, and facebook updates that you are doing this I Create Miracles Fun-ellenge with Heather Picken check it out here:

(make sure you put this in ALL YOUR POSTS and Videos, blogs, and tweets. You must keep track of EVERYTHING you do on your member page that you have created here this includes links to where you posted videos or tweet ect. that way I know who is doing what and where ūüėČ

So if could say something like this: Hey I create miracles fun-ellenge with Heather Picken

http://thespirittrainer.com/blog/?p=177 (must include this LINK in all posts that you do or videos)
Then make sure you watch for the next set of instructions that I will post on facebook..it will say something like this…Ok I Create Miracles Fun-ellenge here is your next step…. How many posts? As many as you want..the more the better. I will be judging the winner based on how much you connect to people and get the word out and the miracle you are creating.


Winner will be chosen on Oct. 31st!

Please click this link to sign up for the contest: http://summitforwomen.ning.com/page/i-create-miracles-funellenge



October 13, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Mark Victor Hansen-LAS VEGAS SCAM?

I just got home and opened my inbox and started reading my mail, which is about 60% marketers trying to sell me some garbage (when will you ever learn, it’s okay to sell stuff but once in a while at least offer some free info?!). Yes, to all of you marketers who only send me emails trying to sell me crap with no free information, I mean you! If you want some examples of real people in marketing who know what in the world they are doing, google Heather Picken,¬† Christy Whitman, Nan Akasha, Anita Pathik Law, Lorraine Cohen, Morgana Rae and Mari Smith, just to name a few. (Funny how they are all women)

And now back to the reason I am writing this….

One of the first emails I read, is from Mark Victor Hansen offering a $99 Las Vegas Voucher if you buy his new book called “Fast Cash.” So, I click on the link to see the video, because in the email he writes, “See the video below for the FULL details.” FULL DETAILS?

It was the most vague video ever! He goes on to discuss how he has friends in Vegas and in the travel industry, and that’s IT! He doesn’t mention which hotels you can stay it, he doesn’t tell you if it includes airfare, nor does he mention how many nights it’s good for? He only says you get a room for two people and this $99 voucher! THAT’S IT! He considers that full details?

So, just to see if there was anymore possible information, I click on the “order now” button. Guess what I see, a $99 charge for ONE BOOK! No mention of anything about LAS VEGAS. It mentions nothing about a hotel, or airfare or ANYTHING! If this isn’t a scam I don’t know what is?

Now, technically maybe it is an authentic deal. I really don’t know. But don’t you think if it was a genuine offer, he would give you more details? Please see the video for yourself here and feel free to comment below on whether or not you think this is a SCAM?


I hate seeing people scammed online because they make it that much harder for the honest marketers! And for someone as reputable as Mark Victor Hansen to be doing it, with all the money he ALREADY has? That’s pretty awful in my opinion. For the life of me, I HOPE I am wrong about this¬†and this is a genuine offer. but when something is as vague as this, and looks to good to be true, ¬†you would have to be a complete MORON to purchase this! Please tell me what you think?

Oh, and here is the email I received with this vague vacation offer (AKA $99 book purchase):

Dear Friend,

I would like to extend to you a special offer. I’m having a clearance sale and would like to gift you with a FREE book when you purhcase a trip to Las Vegas for only $99! I have partnered with my friends in the hotel business and they have allowed me to create this special deal for you! Please take a look at the video below to get the full details!

Videos: www.markvictorhansen.com/travel

To your Continued Success,
Mark Victor Hansen

Founder, MEGA Seminar Series


Thanks for reading, and please BUYER BEWARE!!


Melanie Joy Vertalino

September 22, 2009. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

People in the Spotlight: HEATHER PICKEN

People in the Spotlight: HEATHER PICKEN



For those of you in the fields of Spirituality and Self-Improvement, there is someone I would like to introduce you to, her name is Heather Picken and in ALL honesty, I can say that in my 34 years of living, she is the most EXTRAORDINARY woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!

Heather works in the Spiritual Field. She is often referred to as “The Spirit Trainer,” and “America’s Intuition Coach.” ¬†She works with The Law of Attraction, Subconscious Beliefs, Prosperity & Abundance, Alignment of Body, Mind & Soul, Weight loss using Law of Attraction and¬† many other things! ¬†Heather also has the MOST amazing Telephone Summits I have ever¬†heard including her “Next Wave Summit: Manifesting in the 4th Dimension,” which recently ¬†included¬†interviews¬†with¬† people like Nan Akasha, Anita Pathik Law, Lorraine Cohen, and Victoria Moran, as well as 20¬†other¬†simply amazing women! Earlier this year, she also did a “Virtual Prosperity Summit” in which she interviewed more magnificent women such as Morgana Rae (one of my personal favorites), Dr. Cindy Brown (Cinderella), Jackie Lapin and many more¬†AMAZING speakers on her call¬†teaching people how to receive more¬†abundance and prosperity in their lives! ¬†Both of these summits are¬†STILL available for purchase (for a limited time only)! Each Summit also¬† includes many FREE bonuses from many other leaders in their field! ¬†I don’t usually pay for calls, but I paid for both of these summits, because the lineups were simply PHENOMENAL as is everything that Heather does!! And the interviews were extremely enlightening on so many levels and on so many topics!¬† I learned SO MUCH!

Not only that, but Heather also has written and published¬†a book called “BODY OF LOVE: 57 SECRETS IN CREATING YOUR IDEAL BODY USING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION.”¬†In this book,¬† Heather teaches¬†people¬†with weight problems how a large part of the unwanted weight is not because of what they are eating or how much they are or aren’t exercising, but rather in how they are thinking; constantly using negative¬†self-talk¬† and¬† identifying themselves as being overweight! Thin people have “thin mindsets.”¬† This incessant negative self talk and low opinion of yourself, keeps you at this lowered vibrational level and her book teaches you how to stop the negative self talk and raise your “thin vibration” and ¬†WAY MORE!!¬†I can not recommend this book enough, and you can even read my review on her book on www.Amazon.com or purchase it¬†at:

http://www.amazon.com/Body-Love-Secrets-Creating-Attraction/dp/1439216134/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253293631&sr=8-1 .

Heather also offers “Body of Love Program” on her web site, which includes additional materials,¬†so please do check that out. Heather is a pioneer in her field and the book¬†is a landmark book with many breakthroughs on every single page! If I could afford to, I would purchase one for every woman I know! And personally, I feel it should be ranked #1 on Amazon.com! In this book, Heather is brave enough to share with us her own personal story (that takes guts) and struggles, which many of us can relate to! She then goes¬†on to teach¬†you how to¬†do some self assessment work and there are also¬†many helpful¬†exercises in the book, which is jam packed with helpful information! Seriously–get this book NOW!!

Still, these things alone do not give Heather the credit she is more than DUE! ¬†Heather offers the most beneficial, life transforming program called “Quantum Shifting,” which I have not seen offered anyone else and in this program, she¬†works with you personally¬†to identify¬†your SUBCONSCIOUS negative beliefs that are holding you back from living the life you were truly meant to live!¬† And when I say subconscious, I am referring to beliefs that you are unaware¬†that you may have¬†and may even include beliefs your parents instilled in you as a child that are still affecting your life today!¬†¬†Heather will help you to identify them, eliminate them, and replace them with more positive and supportive beliefs!! After each call with Heather, I honestly felt very empowered like I could do anything! Heather is so supportive too, you never need to feel ashamed about your problems.

I am not writing this for any type of gratification or money, nor did Heather ask me to do this. I am writing this because Heather deserves it and because I truly want more people to take advantage of what Heather has to offer and help turn themselves into the people they are meant to be and live the HAPPY lives we are ALL meant to live!  She has changed my life and I know she can change yours! I PROMISE YOU IT WORKS!

I was literally a walking corpse when I began my work with Heather. My mom had died 5 years prior, and I basically died with her, at least my spirit did and my will to live or move or even get out of bed and function. I am now happy, full of energy and I look forward to the future! I now have a life plan!

Heather gave me my life back!!

Before¬†I found out about Heather,¬†I read book after book and took class after class, but NOTHING works like having a coach call you weekly and work directly with you and your problems one on one. Heather is not some stuffy professional type¬†either. (But she is a professional!) ¬†She is the most kind-hearted, compassionate, empathic and understanding soul I have ever met! Talking with her is like talking with your best friend! And when you work with Heather, you can sense that she loves her job and you can see she isn’t in it just for the money. You can literally feel her positive energy, self-love,¬† zest for life, and joy from her work just resonate right through the telephone line!¬† You almost get a sense that she intuitively knows where your root problem is coming from! And she will continue to work with you until you are completely CLEAR and CHANGED! Heather had her own uphill struggles (which you can read about in her book) and came out on top! Now, she just wants to help other people get to where she is and come out on top!!

Since working with Heather, my life has changed dramatically. In just 8 short weeks, this is how I have transformed:

  • Men began to notice me and want to date me ( hadn’t dated in years)
  • My income increased substantially
  • Business people came out of the woodwork wanting to work with me on my web sites
  • I started to work out regularly again after a FIVE year break
  • I lost TEN pounds in TWO weeks time
  • My disorganized life began to turn itself around & I had more clarity
  • I no longer felt dead inside without my mom here
  • I began to once again have “hope” for the future, which I had long forgotten that feeling
  • I began to make new friends and go out more (previously was a hermit)
  • I began to formulate a brand new positive LIFE PLAN
  • My confidence and self-esteem SOARED!
  • Difficult people no longer bothered me
  • I began to get up earlier & actually want to wake up and not hide in bed
  • I learned to love myself & value myself more
  • My attitude on life had TOTALLY changed!
  • I no longer felt that life is what it is, it can be anything I want it to be!
  • I learned how TRULY powerful and capable I really am! (And so you are!)

And trust me, you DON’T have to deal with the cards you are dealt, you can change your hand at anytime you want!

Obviously I highly recommend working with Heather and her “Quantum Shifting” program, as well as getting her book and hearing her summit calls. You CAN for sure, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!

Besides her book, her summit calls and her Quantum Shifting program, Heather also offers many other products and services on her web site, including meditations, programs for purchase and much, much more! You can find all of this at www.TheSpiritTrainer.com.

So, this month, I would like to feature and CONGRATULATE Heather Picken on her on MANY jobs well done and for her contribution to the Spiritual and Self-Improvement community.  She is a TRUE PIONEER in her field and deserves so much recognition for what she does and who she is!
And I TRULY look forward to seeing what awesome and exciting products and services she cooks up in the days, months and years to come!
ALWAYS count me on board!
For more information on Heather, please feel free to explore the links at the top of her web site page. Also sign up for her blog and email subscription, which ALWAYS delivers excellent free content each week on topics like prosperity, abundance, Law of Attraction, Weight Loss and much more. Very often you can email her a question and she will answer it for you on her blog, or even by email. If you are interested in purchasing any of the products or services I mentioned above, please visit www.TheSpiritTrainer.com and view the tabs at the top of the page.

Heather is currently offering a new type of program called “Quantum Shifting for Entrepreneurs” to help them get started and become spiritually aligned and prepared for both their business and their clients! Heather uses the exact same techniques, methods, tools and exercises that she was taught which led her to become the successful role model she is today! But be sure to¬†get in now, because she is only¬†accepting¬†a handful of participants and class is filling up FAST!!¬† This class runs for SEVEN months and is VERY affordable, you don’t want to miss out!! If this sounds interesting to you, please click here:



Thank you for all you do Heather, this blog ss devoted to you!


Again, if you are interested in learning more about Heather, reading her blog,  or purchasing any of her products or services, please visit:


Anything Heather does is absolutely remarkable!

Thank you Heather, this is your month!

Heather Picken  ~~~~~~  Spirit Trainer

For more information on Heather, please feel free to explore her web site at:


And if you would like to get in touch with her personally, please contact her through her web site!

Written by,

Melanie Joy Vertalino

P.S. If you do decide to sign up for her “Quantum Shifting” class, be sure and tell her


I promise you it will be the best decision you EVER made in your life, and I don’t lie!

“Heather is ONE IN A BILLION!

September 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , . People in the Spotlight. 3 comments.

WIN A FREE BOOK from the Contest QUEEN!!

Enter contest to win a book about winning contest below!

Taken from Carolyn, the Conest Queens Contest Page:

You Can’t Win
If You Don’t Enter
Carolyn Wilman
“The Contest Queen”
I’ve often thought that it would be fun to write a book about my ‘hobby’ (ok, maybe obsession or addiction would be a better word….), but I never have gotten around to it. ¬†But…. Carolyn Wilman has written a fabulous book about entering and winning!

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter¬†includes the following information:

‚ÄĘ Promotion Types
‚ÄĘ The Official Rules¬†‚ÄĒ¬†and what to look for
‚ÄĘ 5 Ways To Enter¬†‚ÄĒ¬†including Entering Online
‚ÄĘ Tools of the Trade¬†‚ÄĒ¬†entering online¬†faster
‚ÄĘ Increasing Your Chances
‚ÄĘ Time Saving Tips
‚ÄĘ How to Avoid the Hazards of Being Online
‚ÄĘ How to Spot a Scam
‚ÄĘ Government Regulations
‚ÄĘ Affidavits and Release Forms
‚ÄĘ Tax Implications
‚ÄĘ The Other Side of Sweepstakes¬†‚ÄĒ¬†interviews with Judging Agencies, Sweepstakes Management Companies & Promotional Marketing Lawyers
‚ÄĘ Attracting Luck

This is a great book  for anyone interested in winning prizes Рwhether you are a novice just getting your feet wet with blog giveaways or whether you are a seasoned entrant with years of sweepstaking experience.  Carolyn includes practical information along with inspiration.
Carolyn would like to give a copy of You Can’t Win if You Don’t Enter to one of my Sweeps4Bloggers readers! ¬†So….who likes to win stuff? ¬†All of you, right? ūüėČ ¬†
Here’s what ya gotta do…..
***Main Entry: For your main entry,  check out the Contest Queen and tell me you want to win the book!*** (If you are not a blogger or if your email address is not publicly available on your blogger account, please post it in your entry so that I may contact you if you win)
Extra Credit Entries: (must do main entry first- post a separate comment for each extra credit entry)
* Sign up for the Contest Queen Email List
* Follow the Contest Queen on Twitter
* Fan the Contest Queen on FaceBook
* Subscribe to the Contest Queen Blog
* Twitter about the giveaway and comment with the link (2 entries)
* Post on your blog about the giveaway and comment with the link (3 entries)
* Enter another one of my giveaways (enter as many as you’d like, max. of 1 bonus entry)
Giveaway ends on June 12th, 2009 at 8pm Pacific Time. Giveaway is open for US & Canadian mailing addresses only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info – if no response, another winner will be chosen .
CLICK HERE TO ENTER: http://bit.ly/GN8JW
Thank you and GOOD LUCK!
Melanie Joy Vertalino

June 12, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Off Topic-Replay Recordings for Telephone seminars

Hi everyone!

I wanted to talk about something other than relationships for a change.  Something that has been bothering me for some time now. I often wonder if I am the only one bothered by this?

How many of you wake up to read your email and see dozens of offers for free seminars, teleseminars, webinars, etc?  I know I do. I wish I could hear all of them. I certainly sign up for all of them. Even though I have come to learn that a majority of these calls are just a way for the speaker to promote a new product of theirs. None the less, there is always something to learn from these calls.

Now, here is the big question that has been driving me wild! Why don’t most of these people record the calls and send¬†the replays to people who have signed up for the call? Don’t get me wrong,¬†some people do this. But so many more, don’t do it! Do these people not want the extra business? Do they have too much money and are trying to make less?¬† I really can’t think of one good reason for them to not send a replay to those who have registered? I miss about 95% of the calls I sign up for in hopes that I will get an email for the replay call within a few days. So many times this doesn’t happen!

I listen to these calls while I am working on my computer.¬† It is way too hard in this day and age to be available for a call at someone else’s convenience. People, this is why modern day technology has created products for you to record these calls with! It is my personal opinion that anyone who does a seminar, should have the equipment to record it. What harm can it do? It can only do good, because most people will download the call and listen later. Quite possibly, they may even purchase what you are selling. Or do you not like money? Isn’t that at least part of the reason you got into the business you are in? Isn’t that also the reason for you to do the call? I will never ever understand this!¬† I know some people put the information on a CD and sell it as part of¬†a package deal, or offer to¬†sell the call for a price. But I don’t see this too often. Most calls I miss just disappear into oblivion!

If you are in Internet Marketing and participate in teleseminars/webinars that you don’t record and send to registrants, can you please tell me why?¬† Am I the only one who feels this way? Please leave your comments below and any suggestions on a remedy for this problem.¬† Thanks!

June 24, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , . Internet Marketing, Seminars. 3 comments.

Man Trouble: My First Time (continued)

Now that you have the basic idea of what I was trying to convey,¬† I would like to tell you about my first time. I mean, the first time I realized life wasn’t so simple and that in order to get what I wanted in a relationship, I would have to choose my actions carefully.¬† Before this day, life was much simpler. Granted I was 19 years old. All I knew about love and boys was “Go for it!” Onto the story….

My First Time

It was June, 1994 and I had just met a guy I really liked.  Only problem was, he had a girlfriend.

So, I kind of just hung around with him and a mutual female friend of ours, with hopes,

but with no really solid expectations.  One thing led to another and before you knew it,

we were “seeing each other.”¬† Fast forward six months.¬† Six months with no comittment

is a long time, especially when you are in love.¬† Finally, I told him, “It’s either her or

me.”¬† I had learned from our mutual friend he was still seeing the other girl.¬† I guess some

small part of me had hoped she would just magically fall away.  Yeah right!  So, I gave him

the ultimatum, not really knowing if I would ever hear from him again, and it hurt.  Two

weeks went by and he came by with a friend and called me outside.  He told me he broke up

with her and wants to be with me exclusively!  You can just imagine the excitement I felt at

this point after waiting for more than six months.  I ran inside to tell my mom, who at the time,

was my “Love coach,” obviously having way more experience with men than I had at this point.

I told her the good news and that he had asked me to go out with him right then and that

I had said yes.¬† My mom said to me, “Go back downstairs and tell him you can’t make it!”

This completely puzzled me!  Why?  Why am I doing this? I wanted to be with him so badly!  But,

I did what my mom told me to because she was a smart woman.  Our mutual friend ran into this

guy moments later and he had told her what happened, and she said he seemed very upset.

At the time, I had no idea why I had to do that when I wanted to be with him so badly.  Later

I realized that in order to get a certain response out of another person or to “Have your way

with a man,” you need to instill a certain feeling inside of him.¬† He has to know you are NOT

available at his beck and call.  At nineteen, this lesson was a hard one to learn. But it was the

first of many lessons such as this one.

How many of you remember your first time? Maybe some of you don’t even have a first time? I still have friends who insist on being 100% real and tell me that they aren’t into playing games. Well, it really isn’t all about playing games. It’s about respecting yourself and your life enough to do what is right for you!¬† Also, it is about knowing men and people in general and under what laws they operate.

We are always looking for “something else.”¬† Are you completely and totally happy right now? I would bet that you have been telling yourself for some time now, “I would be so happy if I could just….”¬† Fill in the blank, it could be to lose weight, get that dream job, or dream guy or something else.¬† We all make our own happiness contingent on some outside material item or outcome.¬† How many times in the past have you received the object of your desire? Are you happy now?¬† My point although I went too far is, we all want things that we can’t or don’t have!

In other words, men want women they can’t have.¬† This is life.¬† Obviously at one point, when you become indispensable to him, you won’t have to worry about this anymore.¬† But how do you become indispensable to a man? That is the question everyone wants to know and I hope to address this in future posts.¬† Furthermore, I will soon have a book for sale titled, “How to Get Your Way With A Man,” and you will be able to find it at the web site, www.HowToGetYourWayWithAMan.com.

Please feel free to post questions or comments below.  If there are any relationship or dating problems that you would like me to address, please post them below and I will give them serious consideration and quite possibly post them!

June 23, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Realtionship Category. 2 comments.

Man Trouble-My First Time

Think back. Can you remember the first time in your life that you had a problem in a relationship with a man? I am referring to the very first man, and the very first problem ever. Not a question you hear everyday is it?

Strangely enough, I actually can remember the very first relationship problem I’ve ever had. Well, really it wasn’t the first time, but it was the first time I knew I could do something about it.¬†I felt confused, happy, and empowered all¬†at the same time! A whole new world was opened up for me and a whole new world can open up for you!

Do you feel helpless in¬†your relationship?¬† You’re unhappy, but you don’t want to leave because you love him.¬† Does that sound about right?¬† So many women struggle in relationships where they’re unhappy but for one reason or another, they can’t leave.¬† You say to yourself, “If only he would change.”¬† Do you ever find yourself saying one of the following things to yourself?

  • Why won’t he make a commitment?¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • How long before he asks me to marry him?¬†
  • I wish he would clean up around the house more often.
  • It seems like he spends more time with his friends than with me.¬†¬†¬†
  • How can I get him to open up more about his feelings?¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

This is a short list, but I could write all day about things we wish men did more often or did less.     

Ask yourself this question;” What if there were something I could do within myself to change this situation?” Remember, this has nothing to do with him, but everything to do with you.¬† People are very¬†responsive creatures.¬† We respond to what is in our environment, what is going on in front of us.¬† You want to change one (or many)¬†of his behaviors in an indirect way.

Think of one specific thing you would like to change in your relationship with your boyfriend, husband, etc.  Brainstorm or meditate on this problem for a few minutes and try to discover how it relates to you.  Really try and clear your mind and just be silent while searching for an answer.  How can you change the situation for the better? I am not asking you to be direct and tell your man what you think, want, or feel because that rarely works with men. (Seriously) In what way could you be different that would in turn show a difference in him?  Put that thought into action.

Feel free to post your situation, questions, comments, or your plan of action below.

In my next post I will tell you the story about my first time.  You will learn exactly what I did, how I did it and what the outcome was.

May 23, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , . Realtionship Category. 8 comments.