Joe’s music has been played and sung around the world since the mid-sixties. His retreat work spans almost 6 decades, and his travels to speak and sing blanketed most of the U.S. and Canada, along with Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He holds two Bachelor's degrees and two Master's degrees, with studies in philosophy, education, theology, psychology, and counseling. Recently he focused on integrating therapeutic journaling into addiction treatment centers’ programs. An award-winning painter and published author, Wise is an advocate for living an examined life, while releasing your story. He lives with his wife, Maleita, near Sedona, Arizona, and presents readings of his works, a song or two, paintings, and reflections on the grand mix of life.