Sandra P. Aldrich, author and popular inspirational speaker, is the president of Bold Words, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sandra holds a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University - and, she says, a "Ph.D. from the School of Hard Knocks." Her career includes 15 years as a public school teacher in the Detroit area, a member on the grief counseling team for a funeral home chain, and 9 years in Christian ministry that included several years as senior editor of Focus on the Family magazine.
Sandra's often humorous presentations feature the importance of solid relationships - to God, family, friends and self. In addition, she has written and spoken on joyful living, marriage and family issues, grief, single parenting and family communication.
A popular speaker at women's and couple's retreats, military bases, educational seminars, college chapels, single-parent conferences and corporate events, Sandra's Kentucky storyteller style has made her a much requested guest on numerous radio and TV shows.
After her husband's death, Sandra raised a 10-year son and an 8-year old daughter. Today, both are young marrieds who keep their mom well supplied with illustrations. Her usual speaking style is "make a point, tell a story."
BLESS YOUR SOCKS OFF: Encouraging words have power to lift spirits, soothe emotions, restore relationships and even change lives. Poignant illustrations and practical suggestions for those who need encouragement - or want to give it.
GRAB THE JOY: We do have choices in life, including whether to embrace a good attitude that will allow us to concentrate on good things around us. Includes three easy steps to developing an attitude of gratitude.
LOOKING BACK: THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN WHEN I FIRST MARRIED: Ever wish the marriage license came with a warning label? Then you'll enjoy these humorous illustrations and practical suggestions.
HONEY, HANG IN THERE!: If you're looking for advice on how to raise perfect children, this is not it. But if you need encouragement on how to face typical parenting stress, you'll enjoy the humor and practical tips from a veteran mother.
HEARTPRINTS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE: The average woman thinks she isn't doing anything special since she doesn't have a public ministry. But it is often the "little" things that have profound effects.
GOOD GRIEF: The stages of grief - whether from death or divorce - can serve as emotional markers for either those who are bereaved or those who want to help. Children's needs will be addressed as well.
WE ARE STILL A FAMILY: Encouragement and practical advice for single parents forging a new lifestyle and establishing new traditions when the family structure changes.
HOW DO I STOP THIS RUNAWAY TRAIN?: Popular with those who are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of work and family - especially during the stressful holidays.
A NEW BEGINNING: We don't have to be trapped by life's circumstances. Encouragement, humor and practical steps for those who need an emotional jump start.
HELP! I'M A WOMAN OF THE NEW MILENNIUM: Humor and insight from a veteran whose role as wife, mother, widow and career woman have offered plenty of in-the-trenches training.
"Sandra Picklesimer Aldrich is one of Dianna's and my favorite people. We have found her encouraging even when she has been in the darkest valleys of life's journey. Read Bless Your Socks Off and be encouraged." ~ Jerry B. Jenkins, The Left Behind Series
"It is with great pleasure that I recommend Sandra P. Aldrich to as a possible speaker. I have been in association with Sandra since 1990 as she has spoken to single parents throughout North America and into Canada on behalf of Focus on the Family. Sandra is articulate and extremely sensitive to the needs of those she is addressing. Her caring spirit and transparency is appreciated and recognized by all." ~ Gary Lydic, Former Church Relations Director, Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO
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