Country singer Keith Urban and I, though we've never met, have something very important in common. We both share the opinion that healthy communication is a key ingredient in creating healthy lives.
Mr. Urban, a Grammy-winning country singer, made what I consider an extremely powerful observation the other day. He's in rehab for substance abuse. And he's got some advice for anyone dealing with addictive behavior.
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Have you watched Susan Boyle yet? I just did. Four times. She is a talented performer and an inspiration.
Now this is not a story about vocal talent. Sure, Ms. Boyle has vocal talent. She could not have turned in that performance without it. But you know what? There are a lot of people out there with vocal talent. Having worked at a major regional opera company for ten years, I've seen and heard my share of talented singers.
Susan Boyle could not have turned in the performance that many of us have just watched without vocal talent. But she could not have turned it in either without something else. We can identify it, learn from it, and replicate it in our own lives. Today, Susan Boyle is our teacher.
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