Who's the strongest woman you know?

“Don’t wish it were easier; make yourself stronger.”

That’s a life lesson from JJ Virgin, celebrity health expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, as she struggled through the most horrific moments of her life.

I’m sure you know women like that.

They may not make the headlines, but they’re on the front lines. They’re the ones who embody that same fierce, resilient mindset.

Warrior Moms, JJ calls them and for the next month we’re celebrating the underappreciated heroic work they do every day.

Check out JJ’s Warrior Mom Contest, going on now through Mother’s Day.

It’s free and easy, with no purchase necessary and no strings attached. Simply acknowledge the strong, hard-working women in your life, and they could win one of eight incredible prize packages. That’s over $8,500 worth of the most luxurious, high-quality health and self-care goodies, including a two-night spa retreat in sunny Southern California!

Who is a Warrior Mom?

She may be a mother or a grandmother.

Or she may not have given birth at all!

Whether she is a sister, daughter, aunt, wife, partner, coworker, friend, teacher, mentor, coach, caregiver, health-care provider, or even yourself, a Warrior Mom

  • faces challenges with fierce hope and boundless courage
  • shows up for friends and family under extraordinary circumstances
  • exudes exceptional compassion and conviction
  • prioritizes her health in order to thrive in all areas of her purposeful life
  • cares for herself so she can be completely present when it matters most

Why is JJ so passionate about Warrior Moms?

She knows firsthand what it means to confront life’s crises with tenacity and positivity, as she recounts in her new book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience.

When faced with every mom’s worst nightmare—her child’s life slipping away before her eyes—she had a choice. Would she step up?

Six years ago her teenage son was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. Doctors pronounced his odds at survival negligible and advised her to let him go. Instead of giving up, JJ chose to invest her energy into the hope that he would not only survive but also thrive.

He did. And in the process she tapped into unimaginable strength.

She reveals how one life-altering event taught her to trust her instincts, pay attention to the details that matter, and defy the odds.

And she shares how you, too, can face your greatest challenges and access your hidden superpowers.

She knows, as we at P2P do, that there are many more women out there doing just that.

So when she reached out to us, we jumped at the chance to celebrate the strong women in our community.

Even if your favorite Warrior Mom doesn’t win one of the prize packages, this contest presents the beautiful opportunity for something more enduring.


It calls us to reflect on the women who’ve made the biggest impact in our lives and encourages us to tell them so.

What are you waiting for? Nominate a Warrior Mom today and let’s celebrate the amazing women who make life possible.

To resilient women everywhere, together we are “Preparing to Parent: Growing Families with Purpose…on Purpose.”

P.S. Don’t miss the Warrior Mom Contest! Cast your vote and let’s celebrate together the courageous, compassionate women who show up and step up every single day. But hurry! The giveaways start next week and culminate on Mother’s Day with a grand-prize spa vacation.


Stacy Claxton, a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and Educator, and Perinatal Specialist, is one half of the dynamic duo behind Preparing to Parent, where she and her identical twin, Erin, are “growing families with purpose…on purpose.” This passionate sister pair loves caring for the tender and vulnerable bodies, minds, and souls of new beings and new moms and wielding words with impact on their holistic health blog. Join their family for free recipes and more.


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