The 20 Books I read in 2018

 In 2017 I read one book a month which ignited my new passion and habit of reading! I wanted to double that number in 2018 and although I didn’t exactly double it, I am still proud I went from a couple books a year to 12 to 20. My new goal for 2019 is 33 (since I will be finishing my 33rd trip around the sun)

Here are the books I read in to 2018 and there are

so many




1. The Hitchers Guide To The Galaxy 

By Douglas Adams


This book has twisted and turns as your fly through space on the most creative mind-bending journey. The British humor will surely keep you laughing at loud as you read. I really enjoyed started off my year with a comedy to remind myself life is fun and not to get too serious as we all get heady into new years resolutions. 



2. Sum

by David Eagleman


David Eagleman has been my mental muse since last year! His books are more than brain food, they are a five-star meal. Sum is highly creativity tales of the afterlife, which make you question and think about the life we live. My boyfriend and I decided to make this book an interactive creative project and after each short tale, we sketched whatever came to mind. This expanded my creativity and was so inspiring! THIS BOOK IS BRAIN ECSTASY!



3.  Ask and It Is Given

by Esther and Jerry Hicks


This book was passed to me at the perfect time. I was feeling pretty shit about life, struggling with money and my own happiness. I started reading this book every morning and it uplifted my spirits. It got me out of bad thinking habits and before you know it. I had attached the money I was looking for. It has great exercises to change your mood and to actually learn how to manifest your desires. THIS BOOK REALLY HELPED ME!



4. Outliers 

by Malcolm Gladwell


What makes successful people successful? Malcolm finds patterns in who different people have become successful from hockey players, to airplane pilots. Looking at birthday's, and cultural norms. As much as it is a best seller, it wasn't one of my favorites.



5. Zen In the Art of Writing 

by Ray Bradbury


Ray has created beautiful essays to get lost in a writers mind. You see how authentic and real writing can be and how you can find it in yourself. He teaches you the 'zen' in not just writing, but I found the zen letting go. He takes you on a poetic journey to understand how to use your life as a story to write stories. WORK. RELAXATION. DON'T THINK


6. The Voice Of Knowledge

by Don Miguel Ruiz


THIS BOOK IS MAGIC AND CHANGED ME! Again like magic this book came to me at the perfect time! I had breakdown when reading this book about the judgment and lies I was telling myself and learned to let it all go! This book really uncovered something in me that shifted my reality. I feel so free after this book! I found Inner Peace.



7. The Pilgrimage

by Paulo Coelho


Such an amazing book that that you on a universal quest of life. Paulo who also wrote The Alchemist has a beautiful way of twisting our thoughts of what the truth of life's journey is about. I enjoy traveling on this pilgrimage with a plethora of life's lessons.




8. Growth Hacker Marketing

By Ryan Holiday


Ryan is one of my favorite bloggers on In this book he teaches you how to hack through and grow your business through what almost seems to be the new princples of marketing. This quick read get's you in your head to realize you don't have to spend tons of money on marketing. He gives you the ticks of the trade to grow your serves. 



9. flow

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi



Mihaly has such a way with words. This books pushes your brain deeply into the uncovering of flow. It’s long and dense, but I enjoyed the discovery of flow while reading it.



1o. ready Player One


by Ernest Cline



The New Aged Matrix! I am not a VR fan, but this novel takes you on such a wild version of a possible VR future. It keeps you guessing as you feel you are playing a video game in your mind. Loved the beautiful tale of love and girl vs. evil. Couldn't put it down. 


11. The Third Door


by Alex Bayana



One of the most inspiring books I have ever read! Alex's young heart and fearless determination will motivate the shit out of you. If you need inspiration about achieving your wildest dream Alex will serve you a dose of magic.



12. the untherhed soul

by Michael A. Singer



This book is a life bible! Everyone should read it. Takes you deep into uncovering your mind and heart connection. I had to stop myself from highlighting every sentence! He breaks down what I call mind heart hacking. He reminds you take you can live in the most world if you allow your self to create it. 



13. Shoe Dog

by Phil Knight 



Phil's memoirs of he's relentless journey to bring great shoes to athelets is so inspiring. He's up and down in the beginning creation of NIKE will remind you to never give up. A great book to see what it’s like to start from the bottom and reach for the top!



14. Be Here now

by Ram Dass 



Another one of my life bibles! Although I read this book cover to cover, I love to flip open to any page and read these divine messages of remember to BE HERE NOW in life. The book pages are of brown paper with the words and illustrations as art on each page. It's a beautiful journey to understanding yourself and living life in the present as told by a modern monk. Every page is a gold!


15. Methods of Persuasion

by Nick Kolenda 



This is a great quick read to learn about being clear with your communication. Getting what you want with knowing how to say it. It’s great for people in sales as well as learning to use psychology to better execute your world around you.


16. creativity

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi



Oh Mihaly! He is referenced in so many books, and after reading his other book flow in the beginning of the year and loving it I had to read creativity. Although I thought he looked at creativity mostly through a scientific point of view he didn’t touch much of artist creativity. His research and discovery is still so fascinating.


17. Creative Quest

by Quest Love



Quest Love is my childhood love. Performing and dancing to his music as a kid shared so much of who I am. He writes like a true artist, and his methods of creativity and mind hacking are so much fun to read. He is brilliant and has transformed himself as an artist through time which is even more inspiring years later, he is still one of my tops loves of life.


18. Mindful Athlete

by George Mumford



This is a quick and easy read to learn mindfulness and apply it to an athlete state of mind. Mindfulness and and staying in “flow” are tricks of athletes. This book teaches us how to get to states of mind to achieve just got playing your best or winning, but the real secrets to performing through life itself.


19. Sum It up

by Pat Head Summitt 


Adding to my knowledge of the sports world this year, Pat Summit caught my eye as a wild women force to learn about. Her never ending dedication to basketball and winning takes her on a journey that shows us the meaning of will power, but Pat’s will power isn’t always the best medicine. We feel like we are right there on the side lines coaching with her in a fiery heat. Pat is mean and hard, as that generation of coaching shows us were women wanted to stand in a male dominated sport. To WIN.


20. Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari



Wow! One of my favorites this year, as Yuval’s takes us on a a history lesson of humankind from our very first existence to present day. This book ignited my ancestor blood. He gives you such a psychological understanding of who we been and who we are as a species.

From this list above here are my

TOP BOOKS of 2018

  • Sum - David Eagleman ( To give your brain creative fantasy )

  • The Voice of Knowledge - Don Miguel Ruiz ( For Spiritual Enlightenment )

  • The Pilgrimage - Paulo Coelho ( For Spiritual Enlightenment )

  • The Third Door - Alex Banayan ( To learn to take control of your life)

  • The Unthreaded Soul - Michael A. Singer ( To learn about LOVE ) *A MUST

  • Be Here Now - Rum Dass ( For Spiritual Enlightenment )

  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari ( To learn who WE ARE )

2018 spiritual ode


I started just as symbolically as this photo taken of me in January- flat on my face with women’s wounds. As I choose to heal myself and face them I was presented with a journey ahead that I would never expect. I stood up dusted myself and I slowly disconnected from my old self. I shed my skin. I broke through my cocoon. I allowed myself to deeply breath as my world shifted around me. I not only saw my future I began to feel it. My heart and my blind faith tapped into magic as I let it guide me. I call it women’s intuition. I found my true self and as I healed I grew upward and onward towards the light.

There will be no stopping passion in one who follows their true heart.


Hypnotized in a desert sunset I was rebirth for my 33rd trip around the sun in a kaleidoscope of color. It awoke a self guru in me. The healer, the wild women. I knew what I needed to do and it burned in my soul as I walked across the desert sand with love that stood behind me.

Encouraging me.

There I was on the bottom as the light hit my eye and I began to look up and see the top of my mountain, a world my heart only imaged. As I approached what seems to be an infinite beast, stairs presented itself. But not all the steps, for when I took one, the next one appeared. Wildflowers bloom along side the mountain twisting and growing toward the steps creating the peace I needed to know that this was the right path. The climb will be long but it’s my journey to take. I’ve seen the other side and there’s no going back. I’ve seen the view from the high rises. This isn’t for power as they call it, it is for humanity. For that will keep me climbing the stairs. I learned to keep faith in 2018 for the adventure just begins. I’m making peace with letting go of all the past creations and stories I told myself.

2019 I will step upon evolution mountain not just for me but for you, and especially for all the women out there who are ready to change this world.

There I lay


I knew it was time to heal

Because I could see the earth

The Life-Death-Life cycle is here

it’s a journey of the unexpected

You shed your skin

You break through your cocoon

You see your future with new eyes

and feel your future through oneness

Yet there is a mountain to climb

An infinite beast

Let the light guide your next step

It’s a step not only for me

But for humanity

For this is evolution mountain

A journey home

-Kelley Koski

Are you ready to find balance? Libra Season | Horoscopes


Libra Season

September 23rd - October 22nd

We are greeted by balance as the Fall Equinox ushers Libra season this Friday. The Fall Equinox is the day of equal day and night. The perfect balance of light and dark as these polarities reach a stabilized energy. For the next month we finally find that sweet balance in our lives that we have been so anxiously awaiting. Where in our life have you been craving balance? We are reminded to be kinder to ourselves and our community as Libra energy seeks harmony, equality and fairness. It’s time to forgive ourselves on many levels and allow the balance to unfold in your worlds.

With even more beauty to this flow, Mercury enters Libra Friday September 21st just two days before to help light up our charm in elegant ways of communication and in our artistic projects. We are a lotus blooming in the mud. Our true beauty is flowering this month for those who have pushed themselves through the mud of summer to realized their own inner strength. Our beauty comes from releasing our ego and accepting your not the only one in this world. Libras justice energy allows us to listen to others and be accommodating. This isn’t about you anymore. How can you be more accommodating to others around you? Where have you not allowed others to express or share themselves fully?

Creative projects will be flowering open this season. Allow libras airy energy to take you to your mind to new artistic heights. Journaling will create a unfolding of balance in our minds, and I highly recommend setting aside time each day for this during Libra season.

Write before you speak, create knowing it will be refined, and be social to express your true self.


Aries- The power of two is on your heart. Show off your passions in your relationship whether its romantic or artistic. Details are import to talk out these next four weeks as you will be wanting to take the next steps in love and projects. Allow your heart to sing with joy!

Taurus- Time to tackle that wellness wish list. Focus on your mind, body and soul connection. It’s a balancing act of self-care and will-power in order to motivate your new healthy habits in place.

Gemini- Your creativity is flowing and with that comes some head turns. You’re in the spotlight with your flirty side. Enjoy the glamorous side of life these next four weeks as you create your art and show it off!

Cancer- Home is where the heart is these next four weeks with ‘comfy’ and ‘cozy’ getting a new makeover in what you call home. Spend this time in your scared space to relax and reboot into fall. If you’re making pumpkin soup, call me over! ;)

Leo- Feed your curiosity this season and get in the KNOW. You’ll be living the hosting, director, leader vibe as your tribe comes seeking you out for the latest and greatest in life. This is a good time to do a digital upgrade to make yourself feel fresh and new.

Virgo- May the money gods rain down upon you! Focus on how you flow your income in and out, as your work and finances are in the spotlight these next four weeks. If you play your cards right this could be the month to reward yourself with a little something something! ;)

Libra- The fall queen has arrived as you will look good and feel good making you in a confident social mood has you get showered with attention during your season. Make sure to set aside time for yourself and connect with your passions. Ask yourself, where do you want to see yourself by your next birthday?

Scorpio- Before a star can shine it must prepare to be on stage. Libra season is your time to  release, review and rest! Clean out old habits, thoughts and patterns so you are ready for your season next month. I recommend talking out your plans, pain and passions to help prepare and heal the past. This is a good time to journal and write ideals and emotions out.

Sagittarius- Your social butterfly energy hits the scene as you are ready to set fire to your ideas and networks. The blaze of your passions and projects will spread like wildfire, so share! Feel the support of your community, and remember we all in this together.

Capricorn- Your creativity is flowing as you now see where you want to go in your career. Aiming high should be easy for you mountain goat. Libra season allows your social side to come out to network about your projects. Don’t worry you’ll find the tribe you are looking for.

Aquarius- Be kind. Be truthful. Be honest. Will be your mantra this Libra season. Spread your wings and fly as you will want to be set free inside your mind and possibly globally with travel in your heart. It’s time for take off so launch that project and keep things flowing.

Pisces- Time to take a deep look at what you are seeking in a partner and allow yourself to express and share your intimate side. See how you can add a new flow of life with someone. To get into that space open up to what gets you excited and see how your sexual heat lights up the eyes of others.

⬤ Virgo New Moon ⬤ September 9th 2018


Time to nurture our soul back into feeling whole as the harvest of our new selfs has begun. As we enter Virgo season’s New Moon it is calling us to really embrace being present and to find gratitude in those moments. We have survived a very intense summer and now see the deep truth that had occurred in our lives. Our soul has gone through a rebirth and with that many shifts have happened that involved releasing and gaining on multiple levels of our cosmic selves.


This New Moon will pull out the confidence and dedication to go step by step into our new lives. We now see the truth, see the clarity and see what new gifts have been growing inside us. We are seeing the reality of the moment which when you are fully aware of the present, you have more ability to change it. With Saturn turning direct a few days before on the 6th we now have a cosmic burst of clarity around our long-term goals that will add a magical feel to this New Moon, but don’t get to lost in the future, remember staying present and planning step by step will lead you to finding your peace within.


Neptune will be opposite the moon which might trigger moments of fears, confusion or loss of hope. To tackle these energies be present because you will see that the other positive cosmic energies around this moon will out weight these small flashes of fears.


Virgos energy will push us have quiet time in the means of creating boundaries to all things that are distractions to a clear mind. Take the days around the new moon to gift yourself the power of self care. Virgo rules our stomach and digestive system, so take the time to really nourish yourself with healthy foods and be present when you are eating. Are you eating out of anxiety? Are you eating unhealthy choices because you don’t see your worth or value? It’s time to take care of yourself so you can be of service to others which is Virgos deep nature. Being of service is the highest spiritual plan of ascension and may people on that path are now seeing the view of a new world of endless beauty and what seems to be magic through this selfless act.


Keep clearing your space, releasing the old, declutter to make way for the NEW. The new you, the new career, the new relationships, the new talents and the new eyes in which you will now see the world.


Here’s to your organized success of overcoming your fears.


May the harvest within bloom so radiant cosmic child.


Picture above cosmically edited by me

Virgo Season- Horoscopes All Signs!


Virgo Season Horoscopes- All Signs!

August 23rd- September 22nd

As we say goodbye to the loud proud lion inside of us and the past three karmic eclipses, we now see the ashes of all that we have survived. We may feel the strength as our inner phoenix starts to rise into the NEW version of ourselves. Although we may have the inner spirit of a phoenix we are actually rebirthed as a baby deer, wobbling on our new feet with fresh new eyes to see through. With Virgo season’s gentle energy, we move into a more grounding energy that takes us from our Leo heart to our Virgo head. It's time to pause and take one step at a time with your new legs on this earth my dear baby fawn. Time to rebuild and reorganize as we see the beauty in our new world.


Aries- Slow down to self-care. This is a great period for you to focus on all things healthy for you. Detox from your social friends and summer treats, and dive into Virgos grounding energy of all things earthy and healing. Sunset walks and morning yoga never looked better!


Taurus- Summer love is still alive! You are a magnetic for attraction, but before the line starts to form for date nights really take your time to discover what does your ideal relationship look like? What qualities are you looking for in a partner? Take your time to discover the other person’s goals and ambitions as you may uncover what you’ve been looking for.


Gemini- Your foundation of home is shifting in your heart. It may be time to declutter, changing living situations or move. Focus on what makes you feel at home in any environment. What sort of energy are you looking to fill your space with? Make space and part with things that don’t server your home's energy anymore.


Cancer- The crab is out! Watch you social scene come alive, as everyone will be wanting to catch up with you. Say yes to events and outings for these next four weeks to help you build up a strong network and a sense of deep trust in your close friends.


Leo- Time to focus on money. Take these next 4 weeks to really examine how your money is flowing in and out of your lion paws. Get serious on your money goals so you can start to fund those big dreams.


Virgo- It’s your rebirth! Birthday season brings in a fresh new start of energy for you. Take these next four weeks to set your new(birthday) goals. What do you want to manifest by the end of the year? Your next birthday? Take time to look back and see what set your heart of fire and follow those passions!


Libra- It’s one month away from your birthday season, so before you hit the refresh button take these next four weeks to close the doors of the last chapter. Get rid of self-sabotaging thoughts and habits. Release everything that feels that it is no longer serving you. What is holding you back? It’s time to let go and find balance.


Scorpio- There is no “I” in team, as for the next four weeks are all about building your dream team around you. Stop working alone and let your ego down to find who can help build you up. There’s strength in numbers plus there maybe a spark to change humanity with this new crew inspiration.


Sagittarius- The travel bug is over! Time to focus on your big project or the launch of your new business. The next four weeks is all about getting focused on your career. Start hanging out and networking more with people in your passion. Doors will start to open.


Capricorn- Anything new and different will excite you to expand your knowledge. Travel is in the air as you want to sore to new sights. Maybe it’s time to learning another language? Get ready to climb to new highs, I mean you are the mountain goat!


Aquarius- Ready to transform? Time to release the old so the the new can enter in all ways in your life. Letting go of people or negative thoughts to make room for the new and improved. Share your journey with close friends and enjoy some deep bonding as you may be feeling like a butterfly by the time these four weeks are over.


Pisces- Virgo season will guide you gently to listen to your heart about the next shift in your closes relationships. Move in or move out? Are you sharing your true authentic heart in your relationships? Find ways to explore new paths together with your partner or closes bonds.



By Kelley Koski    




How Your Morning Routine Can Change Your Life


Do you ever feel like your days go nowhere, or that you wish you could be more productive? Or even wish you had more time? I felt lost for years holding that feeling that “one day something will just happen”. I thought it was going to be the money, or if I just book a national commercial, or finally date the right guy, but as always it is just a state of mind, as I was reminded by this book...


At the beginning of 2017, I stumbled across a book called “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. Hal reveals the secrets of creating a morning routine designed to change your life. Teaching you the very simple tools that highly productive and successful people do.


Why do “Morning Routines”?


My morning routine gave me the sense of structure that I was missing. It allowed me to manage my time effectlying and really understand myself at the deepest level. The more you understand yourself, the more authentic you become. As you become your true authentic self you are able to tackle anything that life throws at you with some sort of easy. Is that what we all want? To flow through of days with magic and easy?


There are five things you want to achieve in the morning:


• Become alert

• Take care of your emotional state

• Take care of your intellectual growth

• Take care of your health

• Work on your long-term goals


After doing my morning routine, I had a huge sense of accomplishment, no matter what the rest of my day was like from wearing a banana costume for an entertainment gig to driving in traffic on the 405, I felt unstoppable. I felt more at ease to enjoy my day, which also allowed my creativity to come alive. I felt powerful and I finally felt like I was taking control of my life. And the best part was I was in a better place mentally.


Ok, so here it is!


The magic of your morning routine comes from having “ME TIME”. Here are some of my ritual secrets I discovered that unlocked my life.  


The base for the morning routine involves these activities:

  • Hydration

  • Deep breathing

  • Intention setting

  • Meditation

  • Journaling

  • Reading or consume a course

  • Exercise

  • Devoting time to a personal project or interest


I know, it’s the simple things! Once you put them into practice your life unfolds in beautiful ways!


Here is what my mornings look like:


I wake up about an hour after sunrise, I take 5-10 deep breaths and get out of bed. If you have trouble with getting out of bed then count backwards 5,4,3,2,1 and get up. Check out Mel Robbins secret to morning motivation if you need inspiration.


I have a glass of water or make tea in the winter than it’s straight to meditation. (I created a “sacred space” in my home where I sit for quiet time.)


My meditation consists of a breathing technique I do for a few breaths to relax my body and mind than I go into my meditation for about 10 minutes. (Need help meditating? Please comment if you would like to know more on how I do visual meditations in which I communicate with my guides for guidance and answers that I am seeking in my life. Also, check out the Calm app)


Since I am intuitive I pull oracle cards to get my mind thinking about what my intention of the day is, and to see guidance to what might unfold. You do not have to be intuitive to use cards, you can get cards with empowerment words or mantras on them to hold a thought of the day. Check out my amazing girlfriend Stevie Nelson’s pocket mantras.


I then go to my journal and reading chair, curl up with my tea and journal 3 pages in my “morning notebook” of my thoughts.


In my journaling I write about:

  • The thoughts on the cards I pulled

  • Processing what happen the day before

  • Ideas or visions I had from my meditation or dreams

  • What I am grateful for


During journaling, I can’t tell you how many epiphanies I had about what steps to do next in my life. Let alone process out all my thoughts and emotions that helped my anxiety and stress levels go down. I used to hate writing because I was bad at spelling and failed English, but I let go of my worries and just scribbled my thoughts and it was more powerful than I realized. Things in my life were manifesting!


After journaling, I read. I have fallen in love with reading since I started my morning routine I have read 25 books in a little more than a year! I couldn’t believe how much wiser I was becoming on topics like neuroscience, flow, and happiness.


After reading I flow into an exercise; bike riding, yoga, or going for walk. This wakes me up and really helps me focus on the rest of my day. My body and mind feel unstoppable. I think we all have felt the amazing effects of exercise, but if you need a refresh, listen to this Ted Talk: The brain-changing benefits of exercise.


Then I start my personal project; my coaching business which flows into becoming my day!


You’re probably wondering, how do you have time to do all this? Honestly these don’t take up that much time. Once you start, you will easily see how you can add in a morning routine before you head to work or begin you day. Hal’s book goes over ways to help you become a morning bird if this isn’t something you’re used too.


I used to flounder around about my mornings waiting for jobs and auditions, filling my time with endless friend dates and beach days. I know your thinking, wait it’s that what we all want, the perfect tan and coffee dates with our close friends? Yes, it is a beautiful part of life, but not when I felt lost in the meaning of my own. I was broke from too many lunch dates and $12 juices. I was ready to create more meaning in life. LA can put you in a spell of “waiting to be discovered.”


It turns out I did get discovered, I discovered myself in ways I couldn’t believe. Since I started my “morning rituals” over a year and half ago I created my own dream business as an Life Coach and Astrologer, tackled my financial struggle and fell in love, being in the most healthiest growing relationship I could dream of. I discovered talents and abilities I didn’t know I had inside. Could this all be from my morning routine? It absolutely helped shaped the dream life I started living.


Want more magic? Here are 3 Must Read Morning Routine Bonus Tips to help you really uncover the magic of the mornings. These tips can really help you accelerate your growth of happiness and add productivity to your days.


Really need a push? Check out some other great blogs about the power of the morning routine by some of my favorite writers!

Your Ultimate Guide For Waking Up Early

How To Get Life-Changing Clarity Within 90 Minutes Of Waking Up


Here’s get being the early bird that gets the worm!