PEARLS Blog

Tune in with Shelly Trumbo, VP of Community Well-Being, as she shares the lessons she’s learned from our work, and challenges us to apply these lessons in our communities.

Leading With Well-Being

Leading with Well-BeingA Candid Conversation with Melanie Cumbee, Associate Well-Being Administrative Director08Min ReadBy Shelly TrumboApril 29, 2021When Adventist Health established the Well-Being Division to expand beyond community well-being and include individual...

The Tension and the Bend

The Tension and the Bend07Min ReadBy Shelly Trumbo March 04, 2021"Leadership is not a responsibility – nobody has to lead. It’s a gift, shining silver, that reminds people huddled nearby why each shimmering moment matters… things change when you care enough to grab...

The Capacity to Lead

By: Shelly Trumbo 7 min read   This year I committed to the practice of blocking out at least 3-5 hours in my calendar every week to focus, to write – to think. And now, here I sit, at 7:00 am on a Wednesday – fingers hovered over a keyboard attempting to put...

To Lead or To Follow?

By: Shelly Trumbo 5 minute read 2020 has been a year we are not likely to forget for a long time. This year has brought devastating impacts—the coronavirus pandemic, record wildfires in our own backyard, nationwide protests for social justice, and a tense election...

Better Together

People ask us all the time, what are you doing? What have you done? How are you making an impact? Those are good and valid questions, and there’s another line of questioning that I think may be even more important but aren’t often on our radar. How is the community...

Fuel

By: Shelly Trumbo 8 minute read A significant blessing within the past year has been developing relationships with Community Integration Directors and other leaders influencing this work across our communities. I’ve been amazed by the diversity of experiences,...

Raison d’être

5 minute read “When jarred, unavoidably, by circumstance, revert at once to yourself, and don't lose the rhythm more than you can help. You'll have a better sense of harmony if you keep on going back to it.” Marcus Aurelius Right now, in the midst of this...

Creating a Lean Mean Meeting Machine

I first heard the term “meeting hygiene” a few years ago and my brain immediately went to bad breath and body odor, which admittedly can impact meeting productivity, although that is not quite what the term means. Experts from Forbes and Harvard Business Review...

Bare Necessities

7 minute read “Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus… when you spread yourself out, you end up spread thing.” Gary Keller, The ONE Thing In 2004, I made the fairly dramatic transition from living in Los Angeles to the...