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 […]

From the blog ...

Your vote. Use it or lose it.

Your vote. Use it or lose it.

It won’t make a difference.  The system’s rigged.  I don’t like either candidate.  Why bother?  It’s too much trouble.  It’s too much of a hassle. My vote won’t count anyway …  The reasons are endless. The reality is, as soon as you choose not to vote, the reason is you. The system, run by humans and their astonishing ability to be flawed, isn’t perfect. But […]

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F*ck around and find out

F*ck around and find out

F*ck around and find out.  The over-used Twitter meme says it all. Do something; reap the consequences. Take something away; reap the consequences. Unintended consequences aren’t always predictable. It’s the intended consequences that scare me. Take away existing human rights, and the unintended (but c’mon, not unexpected) consequences might be a backlash at the polls, public protests (nonviolent or not), economic pushback, social chaos. The […]

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Rule #1 — Get to Source

Rule #1 — Get to Source

Get to source. It’s the first rule in my book. It’s helped me make tough decisions and wade through grief. It’s helped me stay focused in my work, and balanced on the roller coaster of the last two years. Today I was reminded it’s also a good policy when you’re reading and sharing information. The news lately wavers from the disastrous to the unbelievable, as […]

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Telling the hive … once more

Telling the hive … once more

(Earlier this year I wrote about Dad’s passing, and how life during pandemic made it so hard to “tell the bees.” Now we mourn my mom, who died earlier this month. These are the words of remembrance I spoke at her funeral, shared here with the encouragement of my hive, especially my sisters and my brother. I love you all.) It’s time to tell the […]

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Two weddings, two babies and two funerals … a pandemic love story

Two weddings, two babies and two funerals … a pandemic love story

Almost two years of life during pandemic. How can time feel like a slog and a sprint in the same moment? How can our hearts process it all when life comes at us with this kind of intensity? The bittersweet joy of a wedding, with the oldest generation notably absent, followed four weeks later by Dad’s death.  The thrill of a new engagement, at the […]

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