30 episodes

This podcast is about finding your own personal freedom. It’s about stepping into your authentic life, following your dreams, learning how to care take of your mental health, healing and some evidence-based neuroscience research. This is the podcast for healing, growth and inspiration, as you journey through life with me, Madeline.

Finding Your Freedom Madeline B. Bailey

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

This podcast is about finding your own personal freedom. It’s about stepping into your authentic life, following your dreams, learning how to care take of your mental health, healing and some evidence-based neuroscience research. This is the podcast for healing, growth and inspiration, as you journey through life with me, Madeline.

    29. Hormones and Behavior: Sex, Stress and Bonding with Dr. Gary Dohanich

    29. Hormones and Behavior: Sex, Stress and Bonding with Dr. Gary Dohanich

    Dr. Gary Dohanich is a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Dohanich received his B.S. in Psychology from Lehigh University, his M.S. in Physiological Psychology from Villanova University, and his Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Michigan State University.  Following an NRSA postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University, he joined the Tulane faculty in 1985.  His research has focused on the roles of gonadal and adrenal hormones as moderators of cognitive, affective, and reproductive behaviors. Complementary interests included the impact of biological sex on the development and expression of behavior.  He has published 70 research articles, scholarly reviews, and book chapters, and held grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Dohanich no longer maintains an active research laboratory and devotes his time to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and training of doctoral students in contemporary pedagogical techniques.  Dr. Dohanich is the co-founder and former co-director of Tulane’s major and master’s programs in Neuroscience.  He is the recipient of many of Tulane University’s highest teaching awards, including the 1995 Randolf C. Read Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 1996 Sheldon Hackney Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2007 Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship in Undergraduate Education, and the 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional School Teaching.  He was named the Distinguished Newcomb Fellow by the Newcomb College Institute in 2012 and the Honors Professor of the Year in 2020. Along with Dr. Dohanich’s research and teaching achievements, he’s a lover of New Orleans life and culture, frequenting local clubs and also known for attending all 7 days of Jazz Fest. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    -How quarantine is limiting our freedom, Dr. Dohanich’s story, and introverts vs. extroverts
    -Sex hormones and sexual differentiation in development
    -The complex way sex hormones affect behavior
    -Oxytocin and other hormones involved in bonding behavior
    -Monogamy in humans: are we “made” for this?
    -Effects of hormones in the brain
    -Fight or fight response and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in stress
    -How other brain structures regulate the stress response
    -Epigenetics and how this affects our stress response system
    -Long term health effects of chronic stress

    Gary Dohanich, PhD: https://sse.tulane.edu/psyc/faculty/dohanich

    Connect with me on Instagram: @madds_baileeyy
    Visit my website: madelinebbailey.com/

    Intro Music by: Seth Francis
    Cover Art by: Tyler Colter

    28. Breaking Freeing of Old Cycles

    28. Breaking Freeing of Old Cycles

    In this episode, I talk about what I’m working through right now. I talk about breaking out of cycles, not letting perfectionism hold you back, and being in states of transition.
    -What I’m currently working through
    -When it’s end for cycles to end
    -Allowing grace with yourself as you change
    -Letting go of the time limit on your growth
    -Support for shifting times

    Connect with me on Instagram: madds_baileeyy
    Visit my website: madelinebbailey.com

    Intro Music by: Seth Francis
    Cover Art by: Tyler Colter

    27. Self Love, Sexual Freedom, and Abundance with Michaela Cowden

    27. Self Love, Sexual Freedom, and Abundance with Michaela Cowden

    Michaela Cowden is a modern day Priestess, helping heal the collective by guiding the everyday human back to their own divinity. She specializes in teaching women how to anchor into their sacred feminine energy by way of Pleasure, currently leading two online courses: Soaking Wet, an intro to Pleasure, and a 3 month Pleasure Intensive, designed to bring about deep healing and awakening through Pleasure.
    Michaela is the living example of the work she teaches, having gone first and done “the work” through her own exploration, and ultimate expansion, with Pleasure. But if there’s one thing she wants everyone to know, it’s that our work is never finished. No matter how many crystals we collect, salt baths we take, or plant medicine trips through the astral plane we embark upon, we are still humans on planet Earth and there will always be new layers to shed to bring us deeper into who we are at our core; our soul, our truest self. 
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -What me and Michaela are healing and finding freedom from in quarantine
    -Michaela’s story of awakening and pleasure
    -The process to finding self love
    -What self love really is
    -Becoming sexually free
    -Making self pleasure sacred and using crystal wands
    -Cultivating an abundance mindset

    Michaela’s instagram: @michaelacowden
    Michaela’s links: https://linktr.ee/michaelacowden

    Connect with me on Instagram: @madds_baileeyy
    Visit my website: madelinebbailey.com/

    Intro Music by: Seth Francis
    Cover Art by: Tyler Colter

    26. Why Women's Bodies Are Owed To No One

    26. Why Women's Bodies Are Owed To No One

    In this episode, I talk about why women’s bodies are owed to no one. I talk about women being viewed as more than bodies and what consent actually looks like. I discuss:
    -Madeline’s life update
    -The pain body for women in our bodies and our sexuality for thousands of years
    -Viewing women’s worth in their bodies
    -Emotional safety in sex
    -Consent is NOT convincing someone into sex
    -A example situation in my life that is a common story for women
    -Why women owning their pleasure and listening to their bodies is so important
    -Respecting your bodies no’s and yes’s & the psychological impact
    -Looking for signs of manipulation and gaslighting in terms of sex
    -Women are sacred and their bodies are owed to no one
    -2020 awakening, freeing yourself, and creating your new life

    Connect with me on Instagram: madds_baileeyy
    Visit my website: madelinebbailey.com

    Intro Music by: Seth Francis
    Cover Art by: Tyler Colter

    25. Maintaining Your Mental Health When It Feels Like the World is Falling Apart

    25. Maintaining Your Mental Health When It Feels Like the World is Falling Apart

    In this episode, I talk about maintaining your own mental health in the chaos of the world we live in now: corona virus and the shadows of our society being exposed. I discuss:
    -Celebrating the 25th episode!!!!
    -Everything happening in the world: corona virus, BLM, capitalism, sex trafficking, the election
    -Dealing with everything in your personal life as well
    -Staying in alignment with ourselves in the chaos of it all (there is a lot going on!)
    -Can we feel joy and hope while the world feels like it’s falling apart
    -Prioritizing yourself before serving others and taking aligned action
    -Our unique role to play in this shift
    -Taking time to get curious about that role

    Connect with me on Instagram: madds_baileeyy
    Visit my website: madelinebbailey.com

    Intro Music by: Seth Francis
    Cover Art by: Tyler Colter

    24. Small Town Woes, Exploring Relationship Patterns and Psychedelics with Conner Moore

    24. Small Town Woes, Exploring Relationship Patterns and Psychedelics with Conner Moore

    Conner Moore is the host of The Realness and Conner Wanders where he takes a straightforward approach to the conversations and issues that are most pressing within our cultural landscape. Conner also co-hosts the Ok, Babe Podcast, and is a Co-Founder of Soulfire Productions, a media company rooted in community, that provides production and consulting for top podcasts in wellness and personal development.
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -Conner’s new project talking about politics 
    -How Conner started in the personal development space
    -Getting everything you wanted and it not being right & the dichotomies in Conner’s life
    -Small town mentality
    -Learning about yourself through dating and your relationship patterns
    -Conner’s quarantine shadows 
    -Psychedelics, spirituality and PTSD
    -PTSD vs. experiencing trauma 

    Conner’s instagram: @connerwanders
    Conner’s websites: www.gettherealness.com
    www.soulfireproductionsco.com

    Connect with me on Instagram: @madds_baileeyy
    Visit my website: madelinebbailey.com/

    Intro Music by: Seth Francis
    Cover Art by: Tyler Colter

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

K-digitty-dawgg ,

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Such a refreshing podcast that encourages me to continue on my spiritual journey!

chrisdel509 ,

A Podcast that helps you know your worth

Listening to this podcast is refreshing. It’s inspiring to hear a stranger share so many vulnerabilities and personal lessons. That takes incredible bravery. I certainly could not do that. She is teaching us that we all have the power to reframe our lives. That’s how we find our freedom.

KelliMTennant ,

I love this show!!

Madeline is an amazing host and asks the best questions. I love her curiosity and willingness to dive deep into taboo and uncomfortable topics. She truly is a student and I appreciate her heart and genuine desire to learn. 🖤💫 Keep it coming sister.

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