Welcome to 10 Little Rules™ and our series of books designed to help you live an authentic and fulfilling life.


We all need a little help some days …

We all need those little reminders to live by our own rules. And we can all use some help staying true to ourselves as we journey through the ups, downs and sideways of  life. That’s what we hope you’ll find on this site, in the books, on the blog and with our growing community of friends online. Our books include authentic narrative from our tribe of authors, questions designed to inspire reflection, and plenty of room for journaling.

Welcome to 10 Little Rules. We’re happy you’ve found us. 


the books, the authors, and all the love

The 10 Little Rules Story

A 40-something whose life became unrecognizable almost overnight … a teacher who learned the hard way she was neglecting her own growth … the entrepreneur who experienced a life threatening medical emergency and knew her life had changed, dramatically … a mom of two struggling to cope with a unfathomable diagnosis for her youngest boy … these are just some of the very real women […]

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The Little Table

The Little Table

The first piece I ‘picked’ was as a college student in Boone, NC. The details are fuzzy some 30 years later, but it was in a quonset hut close to the sidewalk. Otherwise, I would never have ventured in. It was a small chippy white metal table, and I LOVED it. I paid $20, and it lived inside every house or apartment until my little […]

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Vinnie’s Spoken Word: One Thing Vs. Many?

Vinnie’s Spoken Word: One Thing Vs. Many?

Creativity in its purest form is creating the life that you were meant to live … fully and joyfully with no regrets. Vinnie sure knows that is real for him! I consider myself a good cook, but he taught me some lessons about variety, cooking and creativity. Creativity is much more massive than the attempt or ability to paint a picture,  produce a screenplay or teach dancing. […]

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Ugly is Life, Too

Ugly is Life, Too

Instagram is fun. There are beautiful people, clothing, children, flowers, food, lives – BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING! But the ugly is also there, we just don’t show it. Well, guess what? I’m going to show it. As I type this both boys are grounded. Both currently think that I am awful. But they seem so perfect!? They are, but they are also KIDS. Dave is nearly a […]

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What is your creativity trigger?

What is your creativity trigger?

Sometimes it’s the things that ignite us, like the depth of the ocean and the roar of her waves, that bring us the clarity and focus we need to get excited about creating our lives. Not the life we imagined, but a life re-imagined. A life consciously created, moment by moment, based on how we feel, listening to our whispers, and taking our own counsel.  […]

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Say you’re sorry.

Say you’re sorry.

It was a mantra of sorts growing up in my house. Knowing when and how to apologize sincerely … when mistakes are made, when you know you did something that was hurtful or wrong … is a good thing. Manners are a good thing in any family, and a sincere apology goes a long way toward rebuilding trust and harmony. But let’s not take it […]

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