One life; – A Little Gleam of
Time Between Two Eternities. 
Thomas Carlyle
1795 – 1881

1 Vibrant Life is all about:

  • Providing content that can assist people when confronted with current life challenges.
  • Presenting more productive, peaceful, and positive ways to address problematic life challenges that enrich lives and not allow them to spin out of control. 
  • Stress and anxiety can be overwhelming. Learning to live life in a more present-minded, conscious way. Doing so can help reduce fear, anxiety when significant life disruptions occur.
  • In these difficult and tumultuous times, we need to maintain a clear understanding of what is real and what is unreal. Or, simply put, what is true or false. 
  • Understanding what is essential and most important in our lives.

    Hopefully, the content provided within the 1 Vibrant Life pages can help find more clarity and peace in one’s life. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Martin Ward

My name is Marty Ward, and I’m the creator and publisher of I’ve had over 35 years of sales and marketing experience in the technology field, and as well, I also experienced some earlier success in life as a musician.

The highlight was a performance in a musical group that I was part of on two of the earliest episodes in the first season of Star Search 84′ with Ed McMahon.

During this time, at the age of 26, and just after the airing of our performances on Star Search, I was in a terrible car accident in which I sustained a traumatic brain injury. In the accident, I suffered what is known as a subdural hematoma which is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The accident and the significant physical and mental recovery it presented me with was, without a doubt, the most challenging yet transformative time in my life.

It created for me a lifelong path of self-discovery and personal development. 

With the love and support of family and friends and a terrific personal therapist who started me on a cognitive behavioral therapy course, or CBT, I learned how to rebuild and restart my life after my accident and injury.

I also learned how always to keep growing and learning and moving forward in life. 

The hope is that this site and its content can provide insight and assistance for those going through a challenging point in their lives.

Finding the strength to start over and begin again and re-learn to trust and believe in oneself, again and again, is what a truly successful life is all about.

“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”

“Success in not final, failure is not fatel: It is the courage to continue that counts”

– Winston Churchill

I hope that one might discover new perspectives and fresh ideas on taking that next step in a very long journey back to themselves. Creating a richer, fuller, and more vibrant life going forward.

Katelyn Redfoot

Author, Katelyn Redfoot – 
Katelyn is one of our favorite and talented writers. Katelyn is an independent writer based in North Carolina and holds a Public Relations degree from Appalachian State University. She is a lifelong learner and health and wellness advocate. Katelyn is also a wife, a mom, and a happy, resilient new puppy owner. 

As well as being a superb and very gifted writer here on, Claire Law gives us her therapist’s perspectives on many of our 1-Vibrant-Life blog posts

Claire Law is a practicing Councellor and Psychotherapist in Preston, England, a city in Lancashire in northern England. Claire has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Leeds Trinity University College, the United Kingdom, Graduating in 2000. Claire has worked as a High School Teacher for over 16 years and has had significant experience working in the Social Care, Higher Education, and Charity Sectors.

Claire also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy along with extensive training and certifications in, Domestic Abuse Victims/Survivors – Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Victims/Survivors – Suicide and Self-Harm training – Expressive Arts Therapy – Gender Variance – Online and Telephone Counselling – and Polyvagal Regulation developed by Stephen Porges, a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and “Distinguished University Scientist” at Indiana University.