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The Doctor Zest Show

The Doctor Zest Show

By Anthony S. Dallmann-Jones, PhD

Do you agree that there just is not enough laughter in the world?
Do you agree that there seems to be a shortage of personal insight into what we are supposed to be DOING here on this planet?

Radio personality, author, and 21st century psychologist, Dr. Anthony Dallmann-Jones IS Doctor Zest. Doctor Zest was the name of his former talk radio show, and is the name of his infamous website - DZ shares powerful tips on relationships, stress, personal development, fun, more smiling, and flat out enjoying of life.
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Pandemic and the Power of Hope - Recorded in March of 2020 - Published 18 months later!

The Doctor Zest ShowOct 28, 2021

Pandemic and the Power of Hope - Recorded in March of 2020 - Published 18 months later!

Pandemic and the Power of Hope - Recorded in March of 2020 - Published 18 months later!

I just realized I never published this! It was recorded just as the pandemic was beginning...and after I returned to Wisconsin from Florida and was having a sudden climate change allergic reaction. The message means more now as we look back on those scary times...

Oct 28, 202109:20
SITTING IN FEAR - Handling fear is as easy as 1-2-3! - PART I

SITTING IN FEAR - Handling fear is as easy as 1-2-3! - PART I

Right now with this weird hidden virus we are all afraid. Do we have to just endure it...the fear? Or is there something we can DO?

There will be a Part II

Keep breathing and staying overly cautious out there, Dear Ones.

Mar 30, 202007:45
Hoping and Helping in a Time of Crisis

Hoping and Helping in a Time of Crisis

Doctor Zest is back after a long vacation...right in the midst of a nasty pandemic that the whole world is going through together.

What is there to know other than social distancing and hand cleaning? 


Doctor Zest speaks to our hearts (and brains) about tangible hope and compassion...and how real they are, and how we can reveal those.

This can be a time of inspiration instead of desperation.

Mar 18, 202009:20
The Truth About Self-Esteem for Parents, Educators, and YOU!

The Truth About Self-Esteem for Parents, Educators, and YOU!

Dr. DJ of gives the real lowdown on the often misunderstood topic of self-esteem. This is particularly aimed at educators, parents and YOU. Order the handout by emailing and asking for "The Self-Esteem handout."

If you are concerned about success and self-confidence this will be the best 15 minutes you ever listened to, guaranteed.

Send us your feedback, and also order the handout mentioned in the podcast, by emailing and asking for "The Self-Esteem handout."

Feb 02, 202017:49
Is your family functional or dysfunctional?

Is your family functional or dysfunctional?

Doctor Zest takes on "The Family" and describes the awesome power that it has...and HAD on you. Dr. DJ was the first psychologist to fully differentiate and describe functional vs. dysfunctional aspects of families. In this 30 minute podcast he takes you on a journey of how the family shapes the children in it, and how that creates the adults we are, and associate with, today. Learn to see through what people are "presenting" to you as their "social self." Learn how to understand yourself better.

Dr. DJ also provides a clear description of the Intolerance=>Tolerance=>Acceptance=>Affirmation Continuum, explaining how a healthy - or functional - family treats its members, particularly its influence with regard to the power of affirming the child as it develops.

In the next podcast, Doctor Zest (aka Dr. DJ aka Dr. Dallmann-Jones) will go over the 8 symptoms of the dysfunctional family and what can be done to change it.

Check out the website and the four blog categories on relationships, the list of podcasts and the Shop with DZ apparel, CBD Oil, Dr. DJ's books and more.

Nov 23, 201929:09
SEPARATION: The Toughest Decision

SEPARATION: The Toughest Decision

When do you stay and when do you go?

Dr. DJ has a lot of suggestions and a bit of a quiz on how to know when "sticking it out" is NOT a good idea.

Nov 12, 201907:25
That Relationship with Ourselves

That Relationship with Ourselves

How significant are your relationships to you? At we have 4 blog areas on relationships: Work/Family/Friends/Intimacy, but what about that really important relationship even more close to home: The relationship with ourselves? 

Dr. Zest, in this 5 minute podcast, rocks the topic. Don't miss it because it could just change your life.

Nov 07, 201905:47
Lives of Significance

Lives of Significance

I can prove that you DO want your children to have significant lives. Ready? Is the following statement true or false?

"I hope my kids grow up to have insignificant lives!" True or False?

False, of course!

Well, there is only one other choice: To have a significant life!

Dr. Zest talks about his experience in Baltimore and of his meeting with hundreds of at-risk educators who all want to support and help at-risk kids have GREAT lives.

It is a significant 5 minute podcast!

Oct 26, 201905:04
The ONE GOOD REASON to couple up!

The ONE GOOD REASON to couple up!

Why do we insist on having a partner? Something warm in the bed next to you to warm your feet?

Someone to watch TV with?

Share expenses?

Make or adopt babies!

NOPE! None of those! There is actually only ONE good reason to be a couple.

Oct 05, 201903:05
Correcting your relationship's trajectory!

Correcting your relationship's trajectory!

When should you correct a wrinkle in your relationship? 


10 years from when it happens?  

1 year after it happens? 

2 days later? 

Fill in the blank:___?

Oct 05, 201903:07
A Relationship Pothole: Assumptions!

A Relationship Pothole: Assumptions!

Do you know what messes up relationships almost every day?

Yep: Assumptions!

Doctor Zest discusses the role of assumptions, and just how deeply infectious they can be - undermining your intimate relationship constantly. Why? Well, simply because you really don't know your partner as well as you think you do. 

Showing some great examples and ways to overcome this continual set of hurdles, Doctor Zest showers some light on the path to help you iron out wrinkles before they happen.

Sep 29, 201904:45
The Power of CHOICE!

The Power of CHOICE!

So many go thru each day, duplicating yesterday, not realizing they have choices...that they can CHOOSE differently today. Yes, we all have obligations and if we make a commitment we should honor it (unless it becomes damaging to someone). 

But, for the most part, we have many, many things we could choose to do differently. Or stop doing. Or start doing.

Yes, there are "consequences" for every choice, for sure. And we will discuss that later.

But for now, it is imperative to wake up and realize that YOU can CHOOSE a different way of living...starting right NOW.

Sep 10, 201902:06
How to gain POWER in your life...

How to gain POWER in your life...

This is the first real podcast by Doctor Zest...sharing with you the power of your choices.

Sep 09, 201903:39