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Cedar Valley author to be featured on Dr. Phil

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A local author will be making his television debut on the Dr. Phil show on Friday. Cedar Valley native, Kevin Hansen, is the author of Secret Regrets and is creator of the website of the same name. Friday's episode is dedicated to those who have revealed an intimate regret on Hansen's website.

Hansen created the website secretregrets.com around three and half years ago. On the site people can anonymously post their deepest darkest regrets and get feed back.

"I was really impressed by the amount of people that would then come in and give comments of support to these people who were really struggling with some rough times in their life," said Hansen.

To give you an example of what people post on the site, one person said,"I regret I don't know whether I want you back fully yet, but until I decide I will string you a long."

Another person said, "I regret starting the flirtatious text with the co-workers that started this whole mess. I regret allowing it to continue."

Hansen says he gets up to a thousand hits a day.

"When I started seeing how this was not only changing lives, but actually saving peoples lives I knew I was onto something. I couldn't really abandon it," said Hansen.

Hansen says it's rewarding to see people overcome their regrets and move forward with their lives.

"I can not even describe how rewarding it is to see people who are kind of at the end of their rope and hopeless and thinking there's no way out for them to get some feedback and support and make a life changing decision based off their experience with secretregrets.com."

The Dr. Phil episode that features Kevin Hansen will air Friday at 3:00 in the afternoon on KWWL.

A special viewing party is being held at University Book and Supply in Cedar Falls. Hansen will be on hand to sign books and answer questions.

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