Is cleaning up really good for your mind and body? We asked an expert.

Was your New Year’s Resolution to clean up and finally get your home organized? If it was, you’re not alone. Since the start of the year, cities all over the country are reporting more clothing donations than usual. And, of course, it seems like everyone is obsessed with the show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and showing off their new home organization projects on social media. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash So whether you were inspired by a TV show, the millionth fight with your partner over dirty dishes, or simply a walk past the Container Store, it’s always a good time to clean up and organize your space. “There is a pleasure in imagining that this thing — …

For people in addiction recovery, this unique program offers hope and a healthy community.

A decade ago, Todd and Kaley Jones couldn’t imagine a life without drugs and alcohol. When Kaley left a 9-month inpatient drug treatment program at age 19, she was terrified. She went digging through her makeup bags at home, hoping maybe she had stashed away some drugs so she could numb her fear. No luck. Later, she walked into a 12-step meeting and saw a man wearing a t-shirt that said, “SOBER.” Kaley was mortified. Why wasn’t he embarrassed? Wasn’t it a shameful thing to have had a drug or alcohol problem? But the man, Todd, wasn’t ashamed. “He was happy and he was laughing,” says Kaley, “and he told me about Phoenix.” Kaley and Todd Jones. All photos courtesy …