SYNOPSIS: The theme of the series is quite simple: free yourself from your secrets, your burdens, or woes in a safe and anonymous way. Followers write out their secrets on a postcard, whether purchase or home made, and mail it to the author, Frank Warren. Over a two year period, Warren received more than 50,000 secrets, varying from young adults struggling to find with place in this volatile world, to people standing at a cross roads, not knowing which direction to take. The website features other posts that have yet to make it to print, and you can spend hours falling in to the lives of people all over the world.
HIGHLIGHTS: the freedom. Hands down, without a doubt, the concept of being able to release your secrets into the world in a safe and non judgemental way is cathartic, and probably one of the most effective forms of therapy. You will find connection to people all over the world, whose names you do not know, and whose stories you know nothing of more than just a few lines. But you will connect with them on a deeper level than most people you share an hour long chat with.
DOWNFALLS: Some people chose foolish, prankish forms of expression, which sometimes dilutes the truth and harsh honesty of those using the medium as a form of therapy. Showing a photo of Christmas decorations in compromising positions is not a secret.
SUMMARY: I challenge you to read on of these collections and not relate deeply to at least 10 postings. They are raw, honest and gripping, and I am 100% addicted to their truth.