Who is Wes?
30 years I found myself compelled to evolve due to a personal crisis that was largely self-imposed.
I was living the way I knew how to live. The way I knew how to live at the time centered primarily on looking for people, circumstances, and anything external to myself to bring me a sense of peace and balance with Life. It was a recipe for self-abuse rather than self-respect.
No matter how much I accomplished, acquired, or ingested I was unable to find a sense of personal Peace. When I looked in the mirror, all I saw was what I felt I was not.
As so often happens, deconstruction precedes reconstruction. This was certainly true for me. My state of disillusionment and deterioration cracked me open just enough to find a willingness to change.
This change took the form of both learning and unlearning.
I found myself in the company of people who had suffered similar disillusionment and adopted equally maladapted survival skills. I soon found myself in the presence of a new teacher, a man who was willing to share the traditional practices and healing techniques he himself had been taught years prior.
As I began my apprenticeship with this man I found I was being forced to abandon old life skills and unlearn old habits. I would soon be given new tools to fill this void. These new skills would radically alter my life perspective and purpose.
This way of living has led me to a life of entrepreneurial adventure, creative freedom in the realm of music and writing, deeper relationships with loved ones, releasing toxic people and environments and perhaps most critically, being willing to risk who I perceived myself to be in order to become who I was created to be.
As a result of all this, I, along with my wife Victoria and on occasion our 9 pound hound Carly, have traveled the world from New Zealand to South Africa, to the UK and Mainland Europe, and all throughout the United States, sharing my experience via in person workshops, musical performances, and via the written word with the books I have authored. I have been blessed to write songs with Paul Williams, the Academy and Grammy winning legend, speak onstage at the 92Y in NYC, perform on stages around the world, and sit in the dirt while doing ceremony at a wide variety of locations across the globe as well as founding multiple companies, and even selling one or two. Every perceived success and failure has built this ongoing adventure of Life that I continue to explore.
I will meet you on the journey, however it is that we may chance to cross trails.......Walk In Beauty.