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Dr Durrs Living In The Sweet Spot, January 10, 2024

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S2 E6 The Protective Illusion of the Black Superwoman Complex Part 2
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Guests, Dr. Bridgette Arnett and Dr. Mawusi Arnett

Many women strive for excellence every day for themselves and their families. The strong black woman, also called the black superwoman complex, is a strong, resilient, African-American woman, who strives for excellence in all areas of her life to prove she isn’t inferior or inadequate and that she's deserving of the same equal opportunities and access to meaningful resources and success as her white male counterparts. The sacrifice for her super achievements is the denial of her own pain and needs.

Bridgette Arnett, MD, PhD. and Mawusi Arnett, MD, MPH discuss:

  • The economics and racial inequities that perpetuate the false narrative of the African-American woman’s inferiority in order to keep resources for a dominant patriarchy’s profit, power, and pleasure
  • How this system conditions all women to meet the needs of others while ignoring their own
  • How the recent resignation of former Harvard President, Claudine Gay, the only African-American female in Harvard’s history, illustrates her excellence wasn’t enough to prove her worthiness nor shield her from false accusations of plagiarism, and how she was discredited by a wealthy donor whose wife had actually committed plagiarism
  • How does any of this apply to and have meaning for the average, hardworking woman
  • How a tribal mentality and the fight for resources is designed to keep most Americans impoverished because the color that matters most is the color green
  • If you don’t like you, you don’t value you and won’t take care of you. You have to like you to exercise self-compassion and take care of yourself.
  • How your wellness super powers help you achieve and sustain health and wellness, including weight loss.
  • How do we stop allowing others to define and confine us so we can live happy, healthy lives expressing our greatest potential!

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Guest, Bridgette Arnett, M.D., PhD.

Guest Name
Bridgette Arnett, M.D., PhD.
Guest Biography

Dr. Bridgette Arnett is an MD/PhD with more than 20 years of experience and Board-certifications in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine. She earned her B.A. in Neurobiology and Physiology from Northwestern University, a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of IL at Chicago, and her M.D. from the University of IL College of Medicine. Dr. Arnett completed her residency and fellowship training in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology with an emphasis in Epilepsy at Rush University. She is also the Clinical Advisor of, a text message-based wellness learning community for Black women looking to shift habits, cut disease risks, and boost wellbeing.

Guest, Mawusi Arnett, M.D.

Guest Name
Mawusi Arnett, M.D.
Guest Biography

Dr.Mawusi Arnett is a physician-entrepreneur with a background in health disparities research and Board-certifications in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Arnett earned a BA from Princeton University, a MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After completing her residency training at Northwestern Family Medicine, she served the region as a Northwestern Medicine Hospitalist during the first phases of the pandemic. Dr. Arnett is the Founder/CEO of

Dr Durrs Living In The Sweet Spot

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Show Description

Dr. Durr’s Living in the Sweet Spot is a weekly show that educates about the essential role of brain health to create fulfillment and the greatest demonstration of purpose and potential. Practical tools and solutions are offered to our audience from the intersection of mind-body medicine, science, and spiritual well-being to live out their Infinite Potential—to live Life in the sweet spot!

If unhappy moods, self-doubt, or fears of failure and uncertainty have hi-jacked your Infinite Potential, this is the show for you! If you want to learn how to utilize your brain health and transformative thinking to create happiness and the fulfillment of your potential, this is the show for you!


To create a world-class show that educates and empowers our audience through the intersection of mind-body medicine, science, and spiritual well-being about the critical importance of brain health as the gateway to live out their Infinite Potential—to live Life in the sweet spot!

How We Do It

Unique, innovative guests share their thought-provoking insights, experience, and out-of-the-box thinking in the areas of brain health, medicine, business, spirituality, music, art, and wellness. Break free of fear and conformity with practical tools and solutions that inspire, educate, and empower YOU to use your healthy brain and extraordinary, Infinite Potential to live the Life you’ve always longed for.

The audience includes thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, and innovative professionals with interests in brain health, transformative thinking, spirituality, wellness, science, business and the arts.

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BBS Station 1
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7:00 pm CT
7:55 pm CT
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