Lean into Love

by Gina Velez

Welcome to the "Lean into Love" podcast where we delve deep into the heart, exploring the dynamic interplay between love and fear and the transformative journey of self-compassion. Join me, your devoted host Gina Velez, as we embark on a quest to understand how choosing love over fear and practicing self-compassion can lead to profound personal and collective change.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • LiL: 17 | Near Death Experience w/ Tim Cherry

    LiL: 17 | Near Death Experience w/ Tim Cherry

    In this episode, Tim Cherry shares his near-death experience and how this occurance impacted him. We talk about the events leading up to his NDE, what happened during it, and everything he learned afterward as a result. NDEs have always been a reminder for me that life exists beyond the one we're experiencing and how to stay connected to a higher power. I hope this helps you on your spiritual, self-compassion journey, as well. Interested in a great pickleball podcast? Check out Tim's sister's podcast all about the sport that's taking the world by storm:

  • LiL: 16 | Let Them

    LiL: 16 | Let Them

    This is an eyes-open, present-moment awareness meditation centered around the concept of "Let Them." As always, make sure you are in a safe environment and making good decisions when participating in a meditation. Feel free to let me know how this might have helped you. Follow me on IG: www.instagram.com/theyogina Visit my website: www.theyogina.com Email me: hello@theyogina.com

  • LiL: 15 | Narrative Therapy with Dr. Chris Hoff

    LiL: 15 | Narrative Therapy with Dr. Chris Hoff

    In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Dr. Chris Hoff, a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Executive Director of the California Family Institute (CFI). In our conversation, Dr. Hoff shares profound philosophical insights and therapeutic wisdom, making this episode a must-listen. Whether you’re a mental health professional, a therapy seeker, or someone interested in personal growth, this episode offers valuable wisdom. Key Topics: - Dr. Chris Hoff's diverse career path and achievements - The mission and services of the California Family Institute - An introduction to narrative theory in therapy - Insights into counseling, coaching, and organizational consulting - The role of Zen Buddhism and meditation in Dr. Hoff's practice Connect with Dr. Chris Hoff: Website: https://www.drchrishoff.comhttps://www.instagram.com/drchrishoff/ CFI Website: https://www.californiafamilyinstitute.org/https://www.facebook.com/people/California-Family-Institute/100063789540570/ Radical Therapist Podcast: https://www.theradicaltherapist.com/https://www.instagram.com/theradicaltherapist/ Empty Moon Zen: https://www.emptymoonzen.org/https://www.instagram.com/emptymoonzen/ https://www.instagram.com/zenandrecovery/

  • LiL: 14 | Summer Updates

    LiL: 14 | Summer Updates

    We're baaaack! It's summertime, and this podcast is back in action, lovers! Now, I'm dropping an episode every two weeks because I'm in grad school and have limited time, but I still want to share stories of hope, courage, and choosing to lean into love, even in the face of fear! Cheers! Gina

  • LiL: 13 | Journey Towards Transcendence with Pat Moran


    LiL: 13 | Journey Towards Transcendence with Pat Moran


    In this episode, we welcome Pat Moran, a Philadelphia-based Vedic Meditation teacher. Pat is pursuing a master's in social work, aiming to integrate meditation and spirituality into his therapeutic practice. In our conversation, we explore: The principles of Vedic Meditation The intersection of spirituality and personal growth Transcendent experiences in meditation Pat's vision for holistic mental health therapy Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for your spiritual journey. Check out his Insight Timer page: https://insighttimer.com/patrickrmoran Veda Center: https://www.thevedacenter.com/ Ziva Meditation: https://zivameditation.com/