Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Christine Selby shares her wisdom of “Chilling out!” on PHIT for a Queen podcast

Christine Selby shares her wisdom of “Chilling out!” on PHIT for a Queen podcast

April 27, 2018


  1. Did you know most of us don’t breathe correctly?
  2. Relaxing is “doing”!
  3. Redefining success as happiness or contentment.
  4. We have one shot at life and one chance to do this. Find something that feeds your soul.
  5. Exploring what goes into your body shape and size.


You can find Dr. Christine Selby   at:

The Art of Chilling Out

The Body Size & Health Debate

So you know she is legit:

Christine Selby, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Husson University in Bangor, Maine and is a licensed psychologist in part-time private practice. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorders (iaedp) Professionals and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She is also listed on the Registry of Sport Psychology Professionals with the United States Olympic Committee.


Christine is currently a member of the APA and Divisions 2, 17, 42, & 47 and is a Past-President of the Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance (Division 47). She is also a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, iaedp, and AASP where she co-founded (2008) and co-chaired (2008-2014) the Eating Disorders Special Interest Group.


Christine has published articles and book chapters in the area of eating disorders in athletes. She has also presented locally and nationally on eating disorders and related topics at professional conferences, and to allied professionals who work directly with those dealing with eating disorders and related concerns.


Christine is the author of Chilling Out: The Psychology of Relaxation, and The Body Size and Health Debate. Her next book The Psychology of Eating Disorders is scheduled for publication late 2018.

But You Don’t Have a Runner’s Body? With Strong Runner Chicks

But You Don’t Have a Runner’s Body? With Strong Runner Chicks

April 20, 2018



Megan Flannagan talks about the stereotype of what a runner should look like and how believing in that can be damaging and how Strong Runner Chicks is fighting these stereotypes. 

  • The ‘runners body’ myth stems from the marketing and messaging we are getting from social media as well as the top competitive runners we look to and start to idealize. This can be damaging and lead to disordered eating and overexercise issues.


  • Strong Runner Chicks is redefining what it means to be a female distance runner. Megan shares her journey to help develop SRC and what they are tackling.  


So You Know She Is Legit...


Megan Flanagan is an avid Spartan and trail runner, personal trainer and co-founder of Strong Runner Chicks, an online community created to educate, empower and connect female runners, proving that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to being a distance runner. She ran NCAA cross country and track at both Lamar University and the University of Minnesota, where she competed in the steeplechase and long-distance events while completing her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Psychology, and Business. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Public Health at Utah State University and working as a fitness graduate assistant for their campus recreation program.  When not out running, working or studying, Megan enjoys rock climbing, reading non-fiction, cooking up new recipes and is in the process of her 200-hour yoga certification. She strives to inspire others to discover their true purpose, start taking action and reach their full potential through optimized health and wellbeing.


To connect with Meghan and to find out more about the SRC Podcast go to

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Rachael Steil shares her story of “Running in Silence” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

Rachael Steil shares her story of “Running in Silence” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

April 13, 2018


  1. “I have always wanted to be an author so it was natural to write about her story”
  2. Use perfectionism for good, not destruction!
  3. Is on a mission to educate coaches on the forms of eating disorders and bring about awareness.
  4. We have to have a behavior approach versus appearance approach.
  5. Happiness in my core!
  6. By breaking my silence I mustered the courage to recover.


You can follow Rachael at:

Buy her book: Running in Silence on Amazon


So you know she is legit:

Rachael Steil, the author of the self-help memoir Running in Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It, writes articles about running and eating disorders for her website (awarded Top Eating Disorder Blog) and is a speaker and advocate. She was 6th and 7th place NAIA All-American in cross country and track and now coaches high school cross country. Steil's greatest achievement was not breaking a physical barrier, but a mental one

I Need to Tough It Out! Mental Health Issues in the College Athlete with Athletes Connected

I Need to Tough It Out! Mental Health Issues in the College Athlete with Athletes Connected

April 6, 2018


Emily Klueh joins us to talk about college athlete mental health issues and the unique program at the University of Michigan that is beginning to connect with athletes and breaking down the barriers.


* Sport can provide protective factors for mental health but athletes are not immune to mental health issues due to managing sport, performing well, along with managing the obligations of every other student.

*The Athletes Connected program, developed with initial funding from an NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant, is a unique collaboration between the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Depression Center, and Athletic Department to increase awareness of mental health issues, reduce the stigma of help-seeking, and promote positive coping skills among student-athletes.


So you know she’s legit:

Emily Klueh is a Clinical Mental Health Athletic Counselor as well as Program Coordinator for Athletes Connected within the Performance Psychology Athletic Counseling unit in the University of Michigan Athletic Department. Within this dual role, Emily is responsible for providing direct clinical care using evidence-based practices to student-athletes, consulting with coaches, conducting team presentations and educational programming, working interactively with support staff across the University of Michigan athletic campus as well as consulting with athletic departments across the country.

Emily received her Master’s in Social Work in 2016 from the University of Michigan with an emphasis on social work in sports, working directly with student-athletes to improve their mental health. Emily received training at the University of Michigan Athletic Department as a member of the Performance Psychology Athletic Counseling Team for two years as part of her Master’s degree. While in her Master’s program, she became a member of the Athletes Connected Team eventually taking over as program coordinator in the fall of 2016. Athlete’s Connected is a program within the Performance Psychology Athletic Counseling unit and is aimed at de-stigmatizing and normalizing help-seeking behaviors among the student-athlete population. The program is built on an outreach and educational platform to provide resources, conduct research, and normalize mental health along the continuum of well-being. Athletes Connected has become a resource used on campuses across the country to change the culture of mental health among the athlete population.

Emily was also one of the directors of the Wolverine Support Network. This program was established at the University of Michigan in 2014 and provides peer-to-peer support groups for students across campus. These groups are led by students who receive training from the Counseling and Psychological Services department on campus.

Originally hailing from Kentucky, Emily attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree in psychology on a swimming scholarship. While at Michigan, she became an NCAA champion in the 1650 freestyle, Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, and is the former Michigan and Big Ten record holder in the 500, 1000, and 1650-yard freestyle events. Emily went on to have an illustrious professional swimming career, competing for the United States in 14 different countries. She was a member of the US National Team for 10 years and competed at World Championships twice, the Pan Pacific Championships, the Pan American Games, and the World University Games. Ultimately becoming the first American to win the FINA World Cup Circuit in the 10k event.                 

Emily is a member of National Association of Social Workers and the National Alliance of Social Workers in Sport. Emily is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, depression disorders, anxiety disorders, athletic and performance optimization, confidence building, as well as stress and anxiety management.


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