Sunday, September 30, 2007

Continuing Education in Oklahoma

Desiree Cardoso of Narconon Arrowhead recently taught the first ever college course for continuing education units that is based on the drug rehab program developed by L. Ron Hubbard. Here's a photo of the graduates.

graduates of continuing education class at Eastern Oklahoma State University

The college where this continuing education in drug rehab technology is being taught is Eastern Oklahoma State University. Apparently three courses have been accredited where counselors can come and be trained in workable drug rehab technology.

I have several friends working at Narconon Arrowhead. They do an incredible job of getting people off of drugs. If you are losing a loved one to drugs, I invite you to call them at 1-800-468-6933.

The first course, according to Desiree, is a course where they unlearn some of the things that they've been taught about drug addiction. One of the first things they learn is that it is not a disease. Then they learn the real handling for drug addiction.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Soapmaker's Labeling Book

My gal Marie Gale recently published a book about labeling.

The book got a great review today on from the Candles and Soap editor, David Fisher.

The book is a very comprehensive and helpful guide to how to label soap and cosmetics, for the handcrafted soapmaker. Big corporations making soap (usually making detergents, not actually soaps at all), have teams of lawyers on retainer or in-house to help them cope with the many requirements of labeling soaps and cosmetics. There are so many regulations that it is quite possible to be in non-compliance with one or more of the regulations, despite one's best intentions, which noncompliance can put the small soap maker at legal risk.

So Marie's book, while not a replacement for a lawyer's advice, will certainly help many small soapmakers become conversant with and more likely to be compliant with the rules and regulations. These rules and regs are buried in among other non-applicable laws and regulations, so Marie dug them out and organized them by industry and state. It's a very useful book. She has been getting and delivering many orders for the book since its first publication in May of this year (2007).

There was also a very good review of Marie's book in the Saponifier magazine, which she will have up on her website soon. You can only read Saponifier Magazine online if you have a subscription, so there's no link directly to the article about her book.