Power Walking, A Journey to Wholeness is a collection of poetry and prose that uses walking as a metaphor for attaining physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Power Walking describes the successive stages of walking: getting on one’s feet, taking baby steps, staying on one’s feet, and eventually, walking differently. Each chapter begins with a whispered prayer and concludes with a shout of praise. As the author shares her testimony and celebrates her survival, readers are invited to examine their own lives and to recognize that all moments provide lessons and offer choices on taking the next step.
A memoir of her own challenges with major depression, Power Walking, A Journey to Wholeness inspires and empowers anyone who has yearned to triumph over impediments to well-being of the mind, body, or spirit.
The Black Mental Health Alliance, National Alliance on Mental Illness/Metropolitan Baltimore affiliate and the Center for the Integration of Spirituality and Mental Health and others have endorsed Power Walking as an imaginative and effective tool for reducing the stigma of mental illness, engaging faith communities in mental health ministries, and empowering those directly impacted by biologically based brain disorders, which we call mental illness.
Terry M. Williams, author of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting, called Power Walking “a treasure”. Poet and author Debby Mitchell wrote, “As I read Power Walking, I was engrossed from the first page. I felt as if I was on the journey with Cunningham. She weaves practical spiritual messages in an honest and open manner that enables the read to Power Walk from problems to praise!”