9 episodes

Our physical and psychological health are closely tied to the quality of our love lives. Yet we aren't born with inherent knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the complexities of modern relationships. We stumble around, learning what we know through friends, family, culture, religion - and Google, of course. Founder of SPARK Relationship + Sexual Wellness and award-winning instructor Dr. Meghna Mahambrey has taught college courses for over a decade, presented original research at national conferences, was featured in Psychology Today, gave a popular TED talk titled 'Birds & Bees: Rethinking Relationship and Sexuality Education' and earned her doctoral degree focusing on romantic relationships, sexual satisfaction, and the evolution of marriage. Meghna's mission with SPARK is to bridge the gap between research and real life, educating the community on matters close to their hearts (and hips). In this educational and entertaining podcast, she interviews a variety of guests on compelling relationship and sexuality topics in an effort to help listeners nurture happy, healthy relationships. Whether you're single, dating, engaged, married, or divorced, the SPARK podcast is perfect for you.

SPARK | Relationship + Sexual Wellness Meghna Mahambrey, M.Ed., Ph.D.

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Our physical and psychological health are closely tied to the quality of our love lives. Yet we aren't born with inherent knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the complexities of modern relationships. We stumble around, learning what we know through friends, family, culture, religion - and Google, of course. Founder of SPARK Relationship + Sexual Wellness and award-winning instructor Dr. Meghna Mahambrey has taught college courses for over a decade, presented original research at national conferences, was featured in Psychology Today, gave a popular TED talk titled 'Birds & Bees: Rethinking Relationship and Sexuality Education' and earned her doctoral degree focusing on romantic relationships, sexual satisfaction, and the evolution of marriage. Meghna's mission with SPARK is to bridge the gap between research and real life, educating the community on matters close to their hearts (and hips). In this educational and entertaining podcast, she interviews a variety of guests on compelling relationship and sexuality topics in an effort to help listeners nurture happy, healthy relationships. Whether you're single, dating, engaged, married, or divorced, the SPARK podcast is perfect for you.

    Episode 9: Successful Relationships

    Episode 9: Successful Relationships

    Relationships are the single most important thing to us, yet we rarely receive any formal education on what it takes to make a relationship happy and healthy. In this episode, Dr. Meghna Mahambrey invites therapist and author Diane Strausser, an expert on relationships and couples dynamics, to share her secrets to building and maintaining successful relationships. Touching on topics such as being proactive, honoring differences, spending quality time together, and utilizing mindfulness in conflict, Diane breaks down this complex and multifaceted topic into something easy to digest and apply.

    Hosted by Dr. Meghna Mahambrey. To learn more about all the cool things we do at SPARK including public workshops, one-on-one relationship coaching, corporate/private events, and guest speaking, visit https://www.sparkwithmeghna.com/

    • 55 min
    Episode 8: Sex Education

    Episode 8: Sex Education

    Comprehensive, medically accurate, pleasure-based sex education is something we all need but rarely have access to. Join Dr. Meghna Mahambrey in exploring this topic with Erica Butler, founder of Happ E. Sextalk who has been using her voice to educate her community about sexuality in an open and affirming way. In addition to touching on how sex education can be used to combat health disparities within the black community, Erica sheds light on some of the many things lacking in traditional sex education: accurate portrayals of consent, discussions about self-pleasure, learning how to advocate for your own sexual health, and how outdated standards for sex education persist even in medical school.

    Hosted by Dr. Meghna Mahambrey. To learn more about all the cool things we do at SPARK including public workshops, one-on-one relationship coaching, corporate/private events, and guest speaking, visit https://www.sparkwithmeghna.com/

    • 51 min
    Episode 7: Ethical Non-Monogamy

    Episode 7: Ethical Non-Monogamy

    Ethical non-monogamy is a hot topic these days. More and more people are growing curious about it or sharing their experiences, leaving us all wondering about what it means, how it works, and why people do it. In this episode, Dr. Meghna Mahambrey interviews Dr. Michelle Vaughan, a researcher and therapist focusing on LGBTQ+ and consensually non-monogamous issues. Together, they'll answer all of your burning questions by discussing different ways to practice ethical non-monogamy, key values all ethically non-monogamous relationships share, and insight on dealing with jealousy.
     
    Hosted by Meghna Mahambrey, M.Ed., Ph.D. To learn more about all the cool things we do at SPARK including public workshops, one-on-one relationship coaching, corporate events, private parties, and guest speaking, visit sparkwithmeghna.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 6: Love is Love

    Episode 6: Love is Love

    There are a million ways to experience love. In this episode, Dr. Meghna Mahambrey has a conversation with Dr. Lisa Diamond, Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at University of Utah, who provides compelling insight into current conversations within the LGBTQ+ community regarding the intersection of love, gender, and sexuality. This enlightening episode touches on topics such as social and gender norms in same-gender relationships, sexual orientation and fluidity, asexuality, and the role culture plays in sexuality as a whole.

    Hosted by Dr. Meghna Mahambrey. To learn more about all the cool things we do at SPARK including public workshops, one-on-one relationship coaching, corporate events, private parties, and guest speaking, visit https://www.sparkwithmeghna.com/

    • 50 min
    Episode 5: Marriage

    Episode 5: Marriage

    What do wedding ceremonies and marriage mean and look like to you? In this episode, Dr. Meghna Mahambrey invites Amy Miracle, a pastor at Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus, OH, to delve into unique features of modern marriages relative to more traditional unions of past generations. Amy has officiated weddings for almost 30 years, bringing knowledgeable perspective on topics such as pre-marital counseling, the impact of COVID-19 on the way we wed, and the importance of sex in marriage.

    Hosted by Dr. Meghna Mahambrey. To learn more about all the cool things we do at SPARK including public workshops, one-on-one relationship coaching, corporate events, private parties, and guest speaking, visit https://www.sparkwithmeghna.com/

    • 36 min
    Episode 4: Emotional Intelligence

    Episode 4: Emotional Intelligence

    What does emotional intelligence really look like in romantic relationships? Andy Kuss is a graduate of the Next Level emotional intelligence training program and partner to host Dr. Meghna Mahambrey. They have learned individually and together what emotional intelligence is all about, and they have gone through the deep personal work necessary to achieve it. Listen to their honest firsthand account of the importance of emotional intelligence and how they’ve built an emotionally intelligent relationship together. 

    To learn more about all the cool things we do at SPARK including public workshops, one-on-one relationship coaching, corporate/private events, and guest speaking, visit https://www.sparkwithmeghna.com/

    • 25 min

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