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Welcome to the website of Lapidus International Association. We invite you to browse our website for views, projects and news on writing for wellbeing.
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“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” Marianne Williamson  


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Lapidus Journal Summer 2017

I was taking a twilight walk through Victoria Park in Bath when I saw this wondrous sight: a red balloon filling like rising dough, impossibly, among the dark trees that pressed in on every side. So many people on the ground standing back, terrified and thrilled, as it threatened to take off, fire spouting as the whale breached.
Watching, I remembered the opening scene in Ian McEwan’s novel, Enduring Love, where a man falls to his death from a rising balloon and I remembered my mother (whom I'd just been to see in her hospital bed,) her papery hands making circles between this world and the next.

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What People are saying about Lapidus

I feel that Lapidus and the words for wellbeing movement is so aligned to the values that I live my life by – creativity, connection, communication and curiosity. Having been scribbling since 1989 when mum first handed me a pencil, and not really stopped since, Lapidus feels like a natural place for me to find myself.  - Francesca

I love to go to our Facebook page and see what others are doing, their challenges, their successes, and how they adapt ideas to their own group participants’ needs. And I take notes. It’s been like a continuing education.  And I’ve met so many helpful folks, who encourage me to try this and do what feels so right. - Susanna