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Keeping Secrets

The Shame of Secrets

Rhonda Britten | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Rhonda Britten

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI kept a secret for over 20 years. A secret that, if told, would bring up too much shame, too much guilt, too much pain.

Redefining Secrets in Our Global Village

Jonathan Appel, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Appel, Ph.D.

In telling our secrets to others (even anonymously), we are holding up a mirror to see the simple but profound truth of what "is." Is this perhaps the secret to life?

WATCH: Hilarious And Heartbreaking Secrets From Postsecret.com

Frank Warren | Posted 06.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Frank Warren

2013-04-18-warrenpullI began collecting and sharing secrets in 2004. I printed 3,000 self-addressed postcards with simple instructions about sharing an artful secret. I passed them out to strangers on the streets of Washington, D.C., not knowing what to expect.

Friendship, Murder and Writing

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Books
Fred Waitzkin

Louis and I had a long history of sharing true stories and he'd given this one to me as a rare gift -- that was my impression. Without saying the words, we both understood that I would never write about it while my friend was alive, and I didn't.

5 Reasons You Need To STOP Keeping Secrets

Posted 02.07.2013 | Teen

We're all guilty of it sometimes: You keep secrets from your friends, family, boyfriend or girlfriend and teachers when you know, deep down, that you ...

Should Little Girls Have Secrets?

Wendy Bradford | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

"Well, you know, Molly, I don't like secrets. You're 4 and secrets are not okay."

WATCH: Your Turn: Secrets

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Holding onto secrets can be bad for your health. Sometimes it's good to talk to someone you trust to get things off your chest. Do you have someone yo...

You Can't Shock Me: Life Coaching Confessions

Laurie Gerber | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

We hide the truth for a lot of seemingly reasonable reasons. I've found that most people think they are protecting others by covering up, as if sheltering them from the truth is doing them a favor.