Let's teach our children that beauty, strength, and kindness come from their own hearts and minds!



Beauty and strength come from within. This is the core message of Awesome, Inside + Out!  and of the Celebrate You! Tour, which began with the publication of Mommy, am I pretty? Both books, along with my school tour strive to teach children resilience for emotional and mental well-being and to celebrate their unique qualities.


Since my first visit as keynote speaker at Holy Name of Mary College School in 2013, the Celebrate You! Tour has been gaining momentum. Together we celebrate the importance of developing ourselves from the inside out by being confident, kind, strong, inclusive and unique. We also talk about the many false images in the media defining strength and beauty. Teachers and students alike have embraced my message that our best qualities come from within.


As a mother of two daughters, I firmly believe in the need for parents, teachers, and caregivers to help our children embrace the concept that our true worth and most valuable qualities come from within. I hope the lessons in Awesome, Inside + Out! will help foster discussion that will assist in providing children with the knowledge and tools to bolster their self-esteem.


Please contact me for more information about the Celebrate You Tour!, and to invite me to share my messages in Mommy Am I Pretty? and Awesome Inside + Out! with your school or community group. You can see a list of my recent Speaking Engagements on the Media : Events Page.


Celebrate You!






Empowering Minds workshops with Lori Burt


Loraine Burt, BA, RYT

Lori is a certified Hatha yoga instructor trained in mind, body and breath awareness through the Esther Myers Yoga Studio and in restorative yoga with Judith Lasater. Lori’s approach to teaching yoga and mindful movement with breath awareness is to encourage participants to explore the body and the breath, slowly and mindfully, in order to find greater ease of movement in the body and a more quiet and calm state of mind.


After spending over 20 years working in a rewarding career in the employee benefits industry Lori is now grateful to be given the opportunity to share with others the gifts that mindful yoga brought to her own life. Lori is a warm and caring teacher who thoroughly enjoys spending time with others to explore the body, mind and breath, and she approaches the practice safely and thoughtfully, always with compassion and a sense of humour.






I would like to commend you for creating a piece of literature to address important issues that young Canadians face every day, such as bullying and self-esteem.

~ Liz Sandals
Ontario Minister of Education