And I forgot to elaborate on happy poops yesterday. No matter, we’ll do it now!
Margi Flint, a well-respected Herbalist in Marblehead MA, gives my favorite (and a wonderfully precise) definition:
"The perfect bowel movement... is brown, about an inch or slightly more in diameter, a good seven to ten inches long, comes out perfectly when one is prompted to relieve oneself, moves easily and evenly when one sits down, forms a round curly-cue- like soft serve ice cream- slowly sinks to the bottom of the toilet gracefully and leaves one in a good mood." (The Practicing Herbalist, 2nd ed., p 177)
And very dry lips, again today.
I decided to skip today. My lips were killing me, rough and getting inflamed above the edge of my top lip, too. I obsessively used my lip balm today, Burt’s Bees with Peppermint, and my lips really sucked it up.