In my life I have learned many things but the one thing that still amazes me is how connected we truly are. So many of us believe that our lives are unimportant, that we don’t matter. We get frustrated by what’s going on in the world around us and often feel as if we can’t make a difference, it’s all just too big. What if it didn’t have to be big? What if small actions, small conversations, empathy and caring were the stones cast being cast in the universe creating a ripple of change?
Monthly Archives: September 2017
Susan is Nunavut’s first ever Juno Award winning Inuk singer/songwriter. She calls herself the accidental artist. Susan grew up in Arviat, Nunavut and with “no musical orthodoxy” to draw from, Susan’s early years were spent learning as she was headlining. Her early writing (The Arctic Rose-1992) was a series of songs drawn from the thing she had left, a life of uncertainty.
Susan has garnered 3 Juno awards, received The Order of Canada in 2005 and most recently was awarded the Governor General’s Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (June-2016).
She has performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth, Jean Chrétien, Brian Mulroney, Nelson Mandela, Billy Graham and The Countess Of Wessex.
Susan is also the founder and chair of the Arctic Rose Foundation and is an Advisor on the Collateral Damage Project.
Lance Drozda is the founder of i.am.heart which has been established to bring a more empathic and heart-based approach to emotional self-awareness for boys and men. Lance has been facilitating men’s self-development workshops since 2011 and has worked with various non-profit organizations aligned to supporting the emotional growth and safety of children and adults.
i-am-heart offers programs that are designed to teach boys how to identify, accept and express their full range of emotions, and support them in experiencing healthier and safer relationships with their families, friends, peers and with the world that surrounds them.