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I help you to rise. liswriting

It’s that simple. You might be here because someone said, “Oh, you have to read this post!” And so you read one post. And then another. And another.

  1. Stay. Read all you want. Share with your friends. 
  2. Check out my books: “Strong Starts In The Mind” and “Live Like That” and “Rise” and “The FUNctional Fitness Coloring & Activity Book for Adults.”
  3. Sign up for my email list so you don’t miss out.

Curious about what else I’ve done? Here’s the short list:

  • CrossFit, Inc. key staffer for six years (I helped build the company from 500 to 10,000 worldwide affiliates, and created the CrossFit social media program, among other things)2009 games lisbeth
  • CrossFit affiliate owner (CrossFit Watertown in Connecticut, 2007-2011)
  • Writing professor, Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • United States Air Force officer
  • Masters in the Humanities from California State University
  • BA from Vassar College

People have called me:

  • a thought leader
  • an industry icon
  • a top influencer
  • a legend (No, really! I didn’t make that one up!)
  • a “sports inspirationalist” (I think they did make that one up!)

But maybe my favorite thing is what Stone Coast CrossFit wrote on their blog: “Lisbeth Darsh is funny, searingly honest, and says all the things we wish we could find the words to say.” (Thanks, Stone Coast CF!) 

If you’d like to work with me, read this page to find out how, because I love new opportunities and I would be happy to help you!




Lisbeth, I wanted to apologize and this was the only way to reach you. In our last exchange I acted like a jerk and displayed an animus you don't deserve. I hope you'll forgive me. I remember a time when you called me from a kind of dark place and we spoke for hours. I hope you'll remember the friendship forged there and forgive my immaturity. I would like to talk to you if you would. (541) 399-6801


lisbethdarsh moderator

@zagarino Hi Scott,

I appreciate you reaching out and apologizing. Thank you. I hope you're doing well.




Thank you Lisbeth. Really enjoying your writing.


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