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Sunday, December 23, 2012

How Can We Become the Change We Seek in the World?

On the 21st of December many were expecting the world as we know it to end. Many hoped that the suffering that most of us are enduring would have ended. Unfortunately, people are still sick, bills are still due, and many are still unemployed.

This is not a blog of doom, but of enlightenment and encouragement. Life still goes on. There has indeed been a shift; a shift of consciousness. Many are beginning to ask questions and seek ways to improve or make their lives more fulfilling and happier. Life as we know it has and can change for those who seek change. As quoted by Mahatma Gandhi: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.

We can change by changing our minds to be healthier, more prosperous, more loving, and more peaceful. We can seek a deeper insight with all that we have right now. We must all become activist for clean land, clean air and clean water. Everyone no matter what race, culture, or economic status needs and deserves a clean Mother Earth. We take so much for granted and carelessly waste what nature has given to us freely. The dumping of toxic waste pollutes our waters, air, and land due to our toxic wasteful habits which in turn causes us to be unhealthy. 

For those that choose healthy lifestyles, we can begin by choosing healthier foods. Making sure that more greens (kale, spinach, collards, turnips), fruits, and other vegetables are on your dinner table, grown by yourself or local growers. Not only will this ensure healthy food for you and your family but it will also help empower local growers and help boost the economy tremendously while reducing our carbon footprint (less carbon emitted in the air from trucks transporting food). Make sure you read food labeling so that the unsuspecting will know exactly what they are eating. Drink plenty of clean water, and nowadays, a water filter should be in every household.  The driving force of the foods industry are the people; supply and demand. When “WE the People” as a whole begin to change our way of eating, then the food industry and our environment will change in a positive way. 

Equip yourself with knowledge to incorporate more natural options to your life by reading online periodicals such as; Natural Woman Magazine, Grist Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Natural News,  and  Mother Earth News. Support organizations who lead in education and environmental advocacy such as, Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center, EarthMatters Networks TN , National Resource Defense Council, The Sierra Club, Green for All, Nashville Urban Green Lab, and Tennessee Alliance for Progress. Staying informed will help you to make healthier choices and decisions for yourself and your family which will ultimately help improve and conserve Mother Earth.

Finally, to be healthy requires a healthy mind, body, and spirit daily lifestyle. Surround yourself with positive thoughts, people, and activities to help stimulate and bring balance to your life. Chefs and natural healers make the transition easy with easy recipes, Universal practices, and information that are easily accessible on the internet. Dr. Jeff Menzise (J.Menaq), Djehuty Ma’at Ra, Dr. Dr. Llaila O. Afrika, Chef Ahki, and  Queen Afua, to name a few,  will help you get started as we embrace this shift and move into year 2013.

"The world will not be destroyed by people who do evil, but by those who watch them by not doing anything”-Albert Einstein

Enjoy life and live healthy and happy!
Peace, Love, and Light!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Green Jobs for Women Empowerment Meet up

Hey Ladies,

It's that time again.....
Come join us for the Green Jobs for Women Empowerment meet up

Tuesday September 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Goodwill Lifsey Center
1015 Herman Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Group topics include: Social Networking, promoting, and marketing

Come out and network, exchange, and learn some 1-on- 1 information to move your green business to the 21st Century with Social Media and networking

For more information:
Phone (615) 852-6203
Green Jobs for Women Empowerment Meet Up is sponsored in part by:                 Tennessee Alliance for Progress, Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center, and R.B. I. Enterprise

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Events, News & More!

Mark your calendars

Fortune Bag
 it is believed that placing
 this in the front  home or business
 will attract wealth

Weekend Porcelain Sale
Porcelain Fundraiser
 August 18~ 19th & 24th ~25th

Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center
1104 33rd Ave N
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Egyptian Porcelain 

Congratulations Trazana!

We would like to congratulate our Founder Trazana Staples for being accepted  to the Vermont Law School for the Masters in Environmental  Law and Policy Program 

Welcome our new editions
We would like to introduce our newest members of the Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center family... Please welcome Zion & Zavion Hall born July 26, 2012 weighing in at 5lbs 13 oz. Mother and babies are doing great. read the amazing journey of being born naturally CLICK HERE

Remember Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center is available for  Healthy Living & Ecopreneurship Presentations for more info on scheduling please call  615-852-6203 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Green Jobs for Women Empowerment Pot Luck Brunch

Hey Ladies,

Do you own your own business? Thinking about starting a business?  Want to network and meet like minded women who already have their GREEN  business? 

Be at the next
Green Jobs for Women Empowerment
Pot Luck Brunch

Saturday, July 28, 2012 10am-12 pm
Goodwill Lifsey Center
1015 Herman St.
Nashville, TN 37208

Bring your favorite brunch dish, exchange, network and learn some one on one information to move your green business into the 21st Century with social media and networking.

For more information:
 Phone: (615) 852-6203

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FYI: We are upgrading

Peace, Love & Light!

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support for  Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center. Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center is currently relocating, reorganizing,redefining, and rebuilding. Due to this new phase we are postponing all gardening workshops and any other events held at Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center until further notice. However, we are still available for healthy living and ecopuneurship presentations. We will continue to post healthy living green tips on, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Thank you for your support

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nashville Women’s Empowerment
Workshop Series

"Creating Economic Impact through Entrepreneurship"

No more excuses it’s time to turn your dream of owning and operating a business into reality. If you have always had the desire to start your own business and you are ready to make a positive change in your life, than you are invited to attend the upcoming Nashville Women’s Empowerment Workshop Series to be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Goodwill Lifsey Training Center, 937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208.

The primary goal of the workshop series is to:

·         Provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools they need to start or grow their own businesses.
·         Assist and train women how to creating economic impact as a CEO.
·         Help you get clear about your purpose by tapping into your passion and turning it into a profitable business.
·         Create a strong support system and to network with successful women already in business.


MEET DARRELL KNOCH—Top-Ten Amazon best-selling author ofMastering a Healthy Self-Image: The Guidebook to Real Happiness and Enormous Success.  It is an inspirational yet practical blueprint for overcoming adversity, achieving unstoppable self-confidence, and attaining your goals for personal and professional success. Darrell’s story of personal transformation and astounding success is both poignant and inspirational. It is a tale of triumph—how a disfigured, abused, and emotionally scarred boy, raised on welfare, rose to amazing heights in the business world and became a self-made multi-millionaire. Darrell earned two patents, become an entrepreneur who took 5 companies national and international and generated billions of dollars in revenue, and then went on to become an investor, real estate authority, financier, public speaker, author, and mentor to many.  His story will leave you impressed, inspired, and amazed! 

Visit Darrell Knoch web site

Workshop Leaders:

Feleesha Page Johnson, Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center located at Austin Peay State

Lenore Gilbert, Mary Kay Sales Director for over 9 years, Owner of A and L Cleaning Services as well as Realtor with Century

Renee Bobb, CEO of R.B.I. Enterprise, Radio and TV Talk Show Host, Empowerment Coach and Trainer for several non-profit agencies. She is also the author of 9 books.

Trazana Staples, Author and CEO of Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center

Kia Jarmon, Creative Director with The MEPR Agency which specialize in public relations, branding and special events

Teri N. Harrison, Founder and Managing Attorney with Tennessee Business Law Center. Teri is a Small Business Expert, Legal Consultant & Leadership Coach.

Workshop Topics Include:

1.      How to overcome the fear and challenges when starting a business?
2.   How to identify a need in the market place and fill it?
3.   How to do what you love and get paid for it?
4.   Creative strategies to raising money to start your own business
5.   How to use Social Media such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to grow your business
6.   Too Many Ideas: How to identify the best type of business to start?
7.   Customer Service 101: How to find and keep customers?
8.   What does a Business Plan Need to Include?
9.    Marketing 101: How to effectively Brand your products and services?
10.  Social Entrepreneurs owning and operating a GREEN business
11.  How to Build a Mastermind-Support Group
12.  How to Create a 30-day Focus & Money Making Plan

DATE:           Saturday, June 30 2012
TIME:            9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
COST:            $45.00 Early Bird Registration Special Offer! Ends on May 15, 2012
                        $75.00 Regular Registration
                        $99.00 VIP Registration which include:
·         Front row seating at the event
·         FREE Autographed copy of Darrell Knoch’s book Healthy Self-Image: the Guidebook to Real Happiness and Enormous Success
·         Gratitude Coin from Author, Darrell Knoch
·         Special VIP Pre-event dinner featuring Darrell Knoch and all workshop speakers.

LOCATION:  Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc, The Goodwill Lifsey Training Center (Training Facility) 937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208.

When you register you will receive a FREE copy of the book:Mastering a Healthy Self-Image: The Guidebook to Real Happiness and Enormous Success.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Women In Green Jobs, Empowerment Brunch

Please join us for brunch as we form our Women In Green Jobs, Empowerment group to share information and resources for our business. 

When: Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Shoney's Resturaunt Shoney's 
110 Interstate Dr Nashville, TN 37213

Our conversation is free of charge, however brunch is on your own. Shoney's Breakfast Buffett is $10.99 per person.

Please RSVP via email by May 31, 2012 to ensure seating :

For more information please to not hesitate to call 615-485-2663

Thank you!
Renee Bobb, R.B.I. Enterprise
Nell Levine, Tennessee Alliance for Progress
Trazana A. Staples, Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Love Fest Youth Service Community Day 2012! Thank you!

A heartfelt Thank You!!!!
 To everyone who came out and participated in 
Love Fest 2012! 
We had a blast! 
Check out the our wonderful pictures!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Love Fest
 Youth Service 
Community Day 2012!

We know that we can not succeed in providing a healthier way of life for the Historic North Nashville community without LOVE and YOU!
Love Fest, Youth Service Community is scheduled for 
Sunday, April 22, 2012 
Free admission to all!
 Love Fest, Youth Service Community Day is a entire day of family fun with various activities such as healthy food demonstrations, spring planting, composting, children’s activities, natural living expo, and a silent auction at 1104 33rd Avenue N., Nashville, Tennessee 37209.
This is a family fun Free event!
For More Information about Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center's Events, long onto
(615) 852-6203

Pictures of Love Fest 2011