Kauai beach sunset

From the Founder:

Welcome to Edition No. 10 of Just a Moment in Summer.

Officially or unofficially, we are open here. Masks are starting to come off but it's also still the norm to safely keep on around the world. Vaccinated or not, summer 2021 has arrived.

For some, going through such an unimaginable event this past year, the lasting effect can actually turn positive making them feel stronger and more alive. For others, it's traumatic and will take time to figure out the lasting impact.

My family of three traveled on a plane for the first time with friends we go to Hawaii with every year. It's been a year and a half since being on one - after normally flying extensively all the time to places both far away and near. This beloved trip was postponed from last year. New protocols. But, we did it. And boy, was it fun. Magical, tropical, special. Paradise still feels like paradise after a pandemic. Breathing new air felt good. Traveling with friends so fun. We are so grateful.

Before summer officially kicked in, my dad died. He was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer a year and a half ago. Coincided with Covid-19. Another lethal lung disease. His oncologist said he probably realistically had a year and a half. He was right. He passed suddenly one early morning, swiftly, peacefully, pain-free - like my mom had prayed for. His memorial was unexpected, unplanned but incredibly proper and full of friends and family dad had made over his amazing, dedicated 83 years of life. The outpouring of love and support has been a way to get through mourning, a reminder to celebrate his life instead. I miss seeing him. But I know he lived a full, fun, fulfilling, happy life. There is so much peace in that. I have new perspectives now - and it's good.

Happy Summer,
Two More Minutes, Inc.

JAM HH summer 2021 founder photo

Helen on her birthday 6/25/21

Just a Moment

/jəst ə ˈmō mənt/ noun
1. A visual compendium showcasing a day in the life of a person, place, or thing.


First flight post pandemic

Our postponed annual Hawaii trip with friends was even more special after waiting for a year and a half to finally go safely. Stepping off the plane, breathing in the balmy air only the aloha islands achieve, brought immediate relaxation and excitement all at once in sheer paradise from every incredible sunrise to each beautiful late sunset.



JAM in House contributpr Christina

Christina Graci is a lover of all things beauty, health and wellness. She has been busy in the industry for 15 years. She is currently doing lots of self care, cooking, and staying active, reconnecting with herself, partner and friends.
IG: @xtinaesthetics

JAM now Triana

Triana Cristobal is an east coast native, west coast transplant. She is a ballerina turned fitness professional. She is also a music maker. You can find her on the dance floor but currently she's back home in nature taking long, beautiful hikes.
IG: @it_me_triana

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Dedicated to dad

Thank you to my dad for his unwavering love, support and admiration - for building the solid foundation in which I have had the privilege of joining and allowing me to believe in myself, teaching me to do my best, reach for the top and always keep learning. Memorial day will be his memorial now. I love you, dad. Thank you to my family, Imogen, Jeremy, for always being by my side, for your love, support and for making my life so full and fun.