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What happens when a master of personal transformation suffers unspeakable loss?

After 30 years of battling obesity and struggling with her finances, Elizabeth Benton transformed herself. She lost 150 pounds, eliminated $130,000 of debt, and committed herself to guiding other women through their own transformations. Her inspiring story and methodologies have touched millions of lives.

Then, in 2020, her daughter died. Lost and grieving, Elizabeth searched in vain for anything that might help. But the advice she found felt too out of reach. Too hard to put into practice. 

Instead of giving up, she wrote the book she couldn’t find.

No matter what you’re trying to handle — from the most difficult loss to the small, day-to-day grievances that keep us from living our best lives — Tools for the Trenches provides the tools and perspectives you need to transform yourself from the inside out.

Full of exercises you can do immediately, with questions at the end of each chapter to help you apply every tool in your own life, Elizabeth Benton’s Tools for the Trenches is the self-help book that can actually change your life — starting now.

©2021 Elizabeth Benton Thompson (P)2021 Elizabeth Benton Thompson

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Exactly what I needed!!

Elizabeth has such a gift. I am so moved by her strength and ability to use amazing analogies that have such impact. I'm so blown away by her ability to share the unimaginable pain of losing her sweet daughter, Dagny, and turn it into tools that we can all benefit from. This book is so raw and real and is helping me work through some really challenging times and thoughts. Thank you, Elizabeth!

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Elizabeth Benton Thompson Delivers excellence!

Elizabeth I felt every single word and related so much as an momma who lost my angel girl (also my first and only child). I'm praying this book and your words help all the momma's "in the trenches". Wishing nothing but love to you and your family! 🥰

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real life strategies for tough times

real life strategies for getting through tough times. This is undoubtedly the best purchase I've ever made on Audible. I just finished the book and I'm going to listen to it again right now. I loved the chapter on happiness and work ethics. loved every chapter.

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Another GREAT!

A book I will keep and read/refer to often! A warrior’s perspective—it may never look the same but we get back up again! Thank you for these reminders. Far more than mere words.

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Insight when you need it most.

Elizabeth Has done it again with her always spot on way Of not just showing you not just What you should do But how you should do it, At the most crucial times.

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Changes your thinking.

Elizabeth’s courage and vulnerability in showing how she has navigated grief while taking care of herself and striving for a future that honors her daughter’s legacy is beautiful. This book isn’t just for navigating major losses, but also the times where you need to think outside of your circumstances to stay true to your life goals. Each chapter is a stand-alone tool that offers the reader a new way to approach and think about perceived obstacles. Exercises at the end of each chapter help you to apply the tools to your own life and problems. I've purchased this book in every format.. This book is a tool that I will use repeatedly when I need a mindset shift.

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Loved it

Moving and beautifully written and narrated. I loved listening to how she told her story.

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This book helps you grow through pain and uncertainty what you may have in your life. It teaches you how to get through I would highly recommend this book!

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So good

There is so much good information in this book! I’m excited to start applying it to my life in productive ways. Thank you for sharing your story and your life lessons!

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  • 01-12-22

Highly recommended

I enjoyed the book, it’s full with lots of helpful advice and strategies, highly recommend to read Elizabeth’s other book too!

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  • 12-17-21

Great book. Full of usable tools

Highly recommended for everyone.
So many usable tools and perspectives to utilise for a happier life.
Beautifully read by Elizabeth herself.