Welcome to 10 Little Rules™ and our signature guided journaling experience 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 ...

The New Normal of My Mother’s Day

The New Normal of My Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is almost here. I’m happy and sad all wrapped into one, with sprinkles of mad on top. It’s been two years since I lost my mother. It’s been two years since I saw her and could talk to her. I have learned so much about myself in those two years … and I can’t tell her. Well, I can. I talk to her […]

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“Why blissy? Why not happy, or joyful, or something else?”

This past March I was honored to speak with Stephanie Affinito and appear on her Get Lit(erate) podcast. Stephanie describes herself as a “book-loving, notebook hoarding bookologist on a mission to changes lives one book and one notebook at a time. Our conversation was amazing … and she asked a question no one has yet asked about my book 10 Little Rules for a Blissy […]

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Snapping Back at the Rabbit Hole

Snapping Back at the Rabbit Hole

My friend and former colleague @Jeff Wozer is a low-key philosophical genius and popular keynote speaker on digital moderation. Years ago he shared a tip for getting unstuck from mindless social media consumption … and it stuck with me. His advice? Before you jump online again, slap a big old rubber band on your wrist — you know, the kind you’d wrap up a bundle […]

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Where light shines

Where light shines

This morning I was getting ready for my yearly physical, and my mind wandered back to last year’s appointment. It was maybe three weeks after my mom died, and two months after my granddaughter was born.  I sat in the parking lot, mask on, waiting for the nurse to come out and do a Covid symptom check. She approached the car, looked at me and […]

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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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