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

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

Eighteen months 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 beginning […]

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We are not prepared for this …

We are not prepared for this …

I learned at a young age the value of being prepared. The snow scraper and kitty litter stayed in the trunk October through April (if you get it, raise your hand). Now perched in coastal NC, I replenish the “Spam, hash and Oreo stash” faithfully every May (again, show of hands and shout out your own variation of storm prep essentials). I’m back in Central […]

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Repositioning

Repositioning

I pulled the rug out from under myself once.  Yanked the band-aid off a situation that seemingly wasn’t there.  And after a brief, yet painful, moment of sheer awfulness, I FINALLY knew EXACTLY where I stood. And I didn’t like the end result.  Not even a little bit.  Yet after months of guessing and table playing ‘every possible scenario’, one had ultimately presented that hadn’t […]

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The rule of threes

The rule of threes

It’s interesting what comes in threes. And because ‘losing your identity’ / ‘letting go of what keeps you from going to the next level’ just did, I have a tale … I was sixteen when I started in corporate retail and worked at all levels – full time, part time, several at one time – for 26 years. Many were spent recovering ‘broken buildings.’ Two […]

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We forgot to tell the bees …

We forgot to tell the bees …

I don’t remember where I first heard of “telling the bees,” but I had a beautiful reminder of the soulful tradition when I read The Beekeeper’s Promise last summer.  The practice of notifying the hives or telling the bees when a momentous event (usually the death of the master or mistress, but also births, weddings, children, etc.) appears in many European folklore traditions, as bees […]

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