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Code Red: Know your flow, unlock your monthly super powers and create a bloody amazing life. Period.

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  29 reviews
There’s a code.
A lady code.
It’s ancient, it’s deeply spiritual and more than that, it’s powerful. Fiercely powerful.
So powerful that it’s barely been spoken about in over 2,000 years.
Your menstrual cycle.
Yep, your period is way more than PMS, carb cravings and lady rage, your menstrual cycle/period/ragtime/ – insert whatever you call your ’time of the month’ here – is
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Paperback, First, 219 pages
Published April 13th 2015 by SHE Press UK (first published April 9th 2015)
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Stephanie
Feb 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
I read about a third of this book before I gave up. This is a godawful read which contains zero factual information. It isn't a spiritual 'crone woman' or a cheeky feminist shoutout book, either. It tries to be everything at the same time, but the outcome is pure drivel. Granted, if you were raised in a repressed family which considers having a body sinful, this might be a revelation to you. Otherwise, I got sick of the author piping her own products and services from page one onwards, and the a ...more
Gretel
May 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
This type of book needs to be written by a medical professional. It's terrible. In it you will find great nuggets of advice like don't wear any pads or tampons for the day, just go around with a towel. There's barely anything scientific in this book, and instead is packed with pseudoscience and utter bollocks like the cycles of the moon and how they sync with periods. Wtf? Then there's stuff about chakras and crystals. To presumably boost the book's word count there's a whole chapter on the ento ...more
Elizabeth
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly life-changing and important work here. Lisa Lister is full of wisdom, sass, and love, and I am so grateful to her for helping me begin to realize how to work with my cycle rather than against it. It's been an intensely healing journey!
Rebecca
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I have to be honest, I just couldn't get beyond the poor spelling and grammar and clear lack of editing. The book is fine but more of a stream-of-consciousness series of ideas about what menstruation is rather than anything new or factual, which is how it seems to be badged.
Holly
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book that every woman should read. It gives a clear explanation of what women's cycles are like during each of the four weeks. It helps clarify our super powers during each week and also things to be aware of. I'd read a similar book by another author in the past, but just couldn't get into the cold, technical descriptions. Lisa injects such personality into her writing, and she approaches the subject in such a warm way that you can't help but get excited about your feminine ...more
Nikki
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can honestly say that before I read this, I never gave my cycle much thought beyond mild annoyance. It's an inconvenience that usually arrives as soon as you have plans... Lisa Lister, where have you been all my life? I know the moon has a 28 day cycle and that we as women are connected to it, but the fact that we are also changing just like the moon every one of those days feels like a revelation!! Every woman should read this and every man who wants to understand women should read it too!! B ...more
Clarissa
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read-books
This book should be required reading for every woman. As a society we have gotten away from a lot of the traditions of the past and this book helps us understand as women what our bodies really do for us and how we can be the best we can be.

Everyone wants a manual for how women work, read this book and you can create your own manual that is specific to you that you can share with those in your life.
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown
A fantastic book for all women

I wish I'd been given this when I was 10. It explains what women go through each month and why, helping you to go with the flow. Very empowering.
Sarah
Dec 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019-depth-year
I really wanted to like this book, but there were a few important things that deterred me from enjoying it. The message of connecting to your period as a way of self-care and empowerment is great. Unfortunately, there is a pile of misinformation/incomplete information (ie: cramping is caused by spiritual/mental/emotional/chakra blockages - no mention that cramping is caused by contractions of the uterus to shed the lining). Additionally, there is a lot of repetition - I feel as if she could have ...more
Abbyforth
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m a nerd for the kind of information in this book. It’s super hippie and DEFINITELY not for everyone. But if you’re into the divine feminine, getting spiritual about periods, etc. this book has some interesting content.

That being said, I did find the writing kind of annoying. I don’t mind a colloquial tone, but after a while, it got stale. I also didn’t get as much information as I had hoped. The book gave a nice overview of the different phases of a cycle, but I didn’t learn much I didn’t alr
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Tanya Salgado
May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I've read Lisa Lister's "Witch" and "Love Your Lady Landscape." I enjoyed this book just as much as the last two. There is great insight in her book about how to harness the pros and cons that come with each phase of the month for women. It is also a great thing to read and realize that women are completely cyclical and that is totally O.K., if not awesome.
Like both the other two titles, there are certainly many things in it that I just don't align with, but that is fine. She even says to keep
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Kate
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I can honestly say that this book really changed the way I view my cycle. It truly peaked my interest into understanding and learning more about my cycle instead of dreading that time as an “inconvenience”. You can tell that the author is very passionate about her work with menstruation and women’s health. Her passion about it was contagious and made me want to learn more about my body!
Charlie
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lifestyle
Well worth reading

I was surprised to actually really love this book and find huge amounts of value in it. I really recommend it to any woman who has found herself pushing away her needs.
Bella
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow

Lots of helpful and very very practical tips for women on menstruation. Must read for all ladies. If only I read this a few years before. Understand the feminine nature and embrace it. You are beautiful the way you are.
Laura Tyhacz
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative and inspirational

Thanks, Lisa for this great book. I have been studying women's mysteries for a while and this book synthesized so much important knowledge and made it accessible for me, and I finally started a moon diary which I know will change my life.
Priscila Morais dos Santos
The author has some strange tips and am extremely naturalistic relationship with menstruation. I found this book way too hippie for me.
Sara
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
A little hippy for me but some interesting takeaways.
Aine
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating read and made a lot of sense in regards to my behaviours along with my cycle. I will be referring back to it as I start to record my cycles moving forward.
Angela
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I really liked the information this book had on the monthly cycle of a woman and what types of things will ease us during those times
Sarah Feinman
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-read
Must read for every woman.

Wow! I gained soooooo much insight from this! Its a quick read but also a tool that I will be coming back to four times a month-if not more!!!!!
Atena
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
The book does contain lots of good information and it's a must to read. yet I have problems with all the repetitions in her writings. I'm not a fan of repetition so it did bother me so much. enjoyed reading this.
Rita
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Necessary.

Lisa’s words are those of a wise friend with a deep passion. She cares for you, and she knows a thing or two. Ladies, read this.
Ana Pousa
No. I do agree women should learn more about their cycles and be more in tune with them, but this book almost reads like an infomercial at times, there's so much advertising for free downloadables and oracle cards. I do not understand the necessity to call energy female or male, it just seems to perpetuate gender stereotypes. It is also fairly judgemental of women who take the pill or choose to wear tampons. But the cherry on top of this cake? Yoni steaming. Just no. Women, stop doing weird stuf ...more
Amy Johnson
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is by Lisa Lister! Why does it not say that? This book is so much of what I need to finally understand my cycles, particularly hormonally, and be gentle and give myself what I need at all times. Amazing.
Barbara
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Some interesting ideas sprinkled in an annoying and repetitive writing style. The book could have been half as long and gotten across the same ideas.
Shonna
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Considering how easy, entertaining, and fast to read this book is, and how much it could possibly change lives, I'd say it's essential reading for pretty much every woman :)
Lisa de Jong
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book that needed to be written. It sums up very well all those things we weren't told in school or by our parents. Read it to find out!
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Crowned ‘the defender of female awesomeness’ by Cooler magazine, Lisa Lister – writer, plus-size yoga teacher, feminista + menstrual maven – is dedicated to helping women to crack their lady code – an ancient code connected directly to mumma nature, the moon and your menstrual cycle – that once cracked, gives you insta-access to monthly super powers that can be used to create a business and life y ...more
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