Miracle Mindset (Hardcover)

A Mother, Her Son, and Life's Hardest Lessons

By Virgin, JJ, CNS, CHFS

Gallery Books, 9781501129872, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2017

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Celebrity health expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap into an indomitable mindset, trust her instincts, and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son’s life…and her own. She’ll share the lessons she learned that can help you create your own resilient mindset.

In 2012, JJ Virgin was in a hospital room next to her sixteen-year-old son who was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. She was told by doctors that he wouldn’t last through the night and to let him go. With every reason to give up, JJ chose instead to invest her energy into the hope that her son would not just survive, but thrive. In Miracle Mindset, she shares the lessons that gave her the courage to overcome the worst moment of her life.

During this difficult time, she learned valuable personal lessons that helped her rebuild her life and find success and purpose in herself, her work, and teach her sons and community how to face their own obstacles and trials. Lessons like “Don’t Wish It Were Easier, Make Yourself Stronger” and “Your Limitations will Become Your Life” will lead you to your own personal power and purpose, even when the deck seems stacked against you.

With true stories from her life, her clients, and other well-known thought leaders, she can help you transform your mindset and your daily habits to endure the difficult battles that life sends your way. Insightful, personal, and completely relatable, Miracle Mindset proves that miracles are possible when you show up, remain positive, and do the work.

About the Author

Celebrity nutrition expert and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: Show Up, Step Up, You Are Stronger Than You Think explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. She is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, the Mindshare Summit. Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at JJVirgin.com.

Praise For Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life's Hardest Lessons

JJ’s account of facing the unthinkable is an invaluable manual in how we can tap into our hidden strength and inner wisdom.
— Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post

JJ shows us through her own example how to live a better life – with courage, compassion, hope, and forgiveness. 
— Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author if Happy for no Reason

This book is Chicken Soup for Your Soul.
— Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles™

The information in Miracle Mindset is invaluable to anyone who if facing any type of adversity, or has the desire to rise to the next level of their life and career. 
— Christy Whitman, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All

Inspiring. Energizing. And sincerely moving. Go ahead and read this book if you want to dial in a world-class mindset and own your field.
— Robin Sharma, #1 bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and founder of The Titan Academy

So many of us live in fear of something terrible happening to one of our loved ones and wonder if we’d find the strength to survive in the face of tragedy. JJ faced the unimaginable with her son with grace and bravery, and in Miracle Mindset she shows how each of us can tap into our hidden strength when we need it most.
— Patty Aubery, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul and president of Jack Canfield Companies

In Miracle Mindset, JJ shares a side of herself that her readers haven’t seen before – vulnerable, brave, and yet wholly relatable. Mothers will see themselves in JJ as she fights for her son’s life, and readers will gain strength from JJ as they watch her do the impossible. This book is about facing your worst nightmare with courage, faith, and forgiveness. JJ Virgin isn’t afraid to tell you the truth about her own hard times and how she got through them.
— Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? As someone who has faced numerous adversities in my life, not knowing where I would get the strength or courage to make it through, JJ’s words from Miracle Mindset are the ones I wished someone had said to me. JJ has inspired me to stay strong, take more chances, and show up in my own life. Everyone should read this book!
— Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia, founder of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition

Chances are you will experience trauma in your life. There's good news - you don't have to be held back by what happened to you. There IS another way. JJ Virgin's Miracle Mindset is a story of hope, inspiration and paves a way to turn any trauma into power.
— Mastin Kipp, life interventionist and bestselling author

Miracle Mindset is a book about tragedy and triumph, hard work, dedication and a mother whose lifetime of service helped save her son from certain death.  JJ Virgin shows exactly what it takes to step up in the hardest times and come out stronger.
— Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics and coauthor of The Brain Warrior's Way

In a time when so much of what we see and read can be discouraging, JJ Virgin is a reminder of the very best we human beings have to offer: honesty, strength, and the willingness to step up and fight for the people we love.  
— Amy Myers, MD, author of New York Times bestsellers The Thyroid Connection and The Autoimmune Solution

We hear a lot about how the hardships we face in life make us stronger, and JJ Virgin proves this to be true. She teaches us that facing our challenges head on brings out the best in us.
— Dean Graziosi, New York Times bestselling author and America's Success Coach.

An inspiring, moving read that reminds us all what true strength looks like! 
— Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness

A remarkable story of resilience and love. What would you do if tragedy struck your family on the very same day your life’s work was set to come to fruition? In Miracle Mindset, JJ Virgin shows us how to grow the courage to overcome anything life brings to your door.
— Dave Asprey, New York Times bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet

Miracle Mindset is riveting and powerful. It is a tale of a mother's unwillingness to give up on her child. The power of her stance makes the entire universe bend into a wonderful outcome. This book is a must-read with twists and turns that really make us think about life.
— Pedram Shojai, OMD, founder of Well.org, New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk

So many books tell us to be strong in the face of adversity, but in Miracle Mindset, JJ Virgin shows us how.
— Darren Hardy, founding publisher & editor (emeritus) of SUCCESS magazine and New York Times bestselling author of The Compound Effect

JJ faced the unimaginable with her son, she did it with grace and bravery, and in Miracle Mindset she shows how each of us can tap into our hidden strength when we need it most. 
— Hal Elrod, #1 bestselling author, The Miracle Morning

JJ Virgin is the most courageous person I know, and her courage is contagious. No matter what challenges you’re facing, JJ’s amazing story will inspire you to stay strong and hopeful—and her “miracle mindset” will empower you to live a better, braver life. 
— Dr. Kellyann Petrucci New York Times bestselling author of Dr Kellyanns Bone Broth Diet and DrKellyann.com, host of the public television special 21 Days to a Slimmer, Younger You

Anything with JJ Virgin's name on it has my vote. She has changed the way I think of food, eating and nutrition and her ideas have added years to my life. But with this book, JJ reveals a whole new side of herself and the story and lessons of the battles she went through to save a son's life and juggle a formidable career is filled with beautiful, empowering lessons for every person on the planet who has at anytime felt like giving up amidst tragedy, or been unable to imagine how they could succeed despite overwhelming odds. This book will show you just how powerful love can be. 
— Vishen Lakhiani, New York Times bestselling author The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and CEO of MindValley

Miracle Mindset is a story of tragedy and triumph and the road map for each one of us to follow in our own journey through tough times to a stronger and greater place in life and in ourselves. This is a book you not only read, this is book you live. You will so grateful for the gifts in this book that you will want to come back again and again.
— Mary Morrissey, world-renowned life coach, motivational speaker, spiritual author, and Founder of Life Mastery Institute

I couldn’t put Miracle Mindset down. I was completely transfixed by JJ’s story and desperate to learn if she could possibly defy the odds in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. When I finally closed the book I felt a tidal wave of relief wash over me – not just for JJ, but also for all of us who face our own challenges in life. Now whenever I am overwhelmed or scared, I find myself thinking, “If JJ can do it, so can I.”
— Janet Bray Attwood, New York Times bestselling author fo The Passion Test and Your Hidden Riches

You won’t find a better example of how faith and courage backed with family and friends' support can carry us through the unthinkable. 
— John Assaraf, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of Neurogym

By the end of the book I was crying, I was cheering, and I was deeply inspired to follow JJ’s lead.
— Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution and The 10-Day Detox Diet.

JJ is the best kind of coach: one who walks the talk and isn't afaid to tell you the truth about her own hard times and how she got through them.
— Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back

Absolutely breathtaking! A must-read for not just parents, but all of us who struggle to bring our full and best energy to each moment with those we love. The Miracle Mindset is at times heartbreaking and dramatically uplifting, guiding the reader on a deeply personal journey with the essential tools required to build their own radical resilience. An honest and powerful testimony of post-traumatic growth in action.
— Heidi Hanna, New York Times bestselling author of The Sharp Solution, Executive Director of The American Institute of Stress