Each year, we celebrate the people who make a positive difference in our lives, and we need your help to make that happen. Over the coming months, you have the opportunity to celebrate your favourite MBS role models, pioneers and luminaries.

We have come up with the names of deserving individuals and organisations who have had an impact in a meaningful way on our lives and those of others over the past year. From inspiring community initiatives, restorative retreats and healing centres, to the MBS Writer and Personality of the Year categories where we honour consistent service to the fields of wellbeing and spiritual living, now is the time to think about who you might like to vote for.

You can even suggest your own nominees if you feel there is someone particularly deserving of recognition that we have overlooked – we love to hear your suggestions.

There are two categories not open to the public vote. These are the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Editor’s Choice – and the Editor’s Pick – someone who has been on the Editor’s radar and whom she believes deserves special recognition.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Autumn issue of Kindred Spirit, which goes on sale from 23 August, where you’ll be able to see who the editor has chosen and why as well as finding out how your favourite nominees have fared in the public vote.


MBS Writer

Nominees in this category can be authors who are traditionally published or self-published


Rising Star

This award is for those who are establishing themselves as a meaningful voice in the world of spirituality and wellbeing


Digital Influence

In recognition of the exciting work being practised within the mind, body and spirit field online


Community Initiative

This is for a community, organisation or association that undertakes important social, eco-friendly or spiritual work


Retreat/Healing Centre

This award seeks to recognise those running spiritual sanctuaries


Personality of the Year

This category includes anyone who has worked outstandingly in recent times to promote ideas and values that are beneficial to holistic living and the nind, body and spirit field


Prize draw entry

Everyone who votes can be entered into our prize draw. The overall winner gets over £100 worth of mind, body and spirit books, while three second-place winners will also each receive books worth more than £25. All you need to do is send in your vote and fill in the details below to be in with a chance of winning these fantastic prizes. Winners will be notified by email, closes 30 June, 2024.