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My Publications

The following is a sampling of some of my other publications. For a full listing and explanation of each one, please visit my Author Page on by clicking here. Make sure to check out the four videos for helpful information, too.

Books on Finding Love After Loss
Love After Loss: Writing The Rest of Your Story
A blueprint on how to use the author's successful method to redesign your life in order to welcome new love after the loss of a partner from death, divorce or break-up.

In Order To Be Terrific, You Need To Be Specific!
In three volumes, receive 135 sound bite sized tips broken down into three sections: how to mend your heart after the demise of a relationship; how to have a successful dating experience; and how to have a successful relationship.

Understanding Dating and Relationships From A to Z
Concise and easy-to-read. 26 six concepts from A to Z to help you understand dating and relationships.

Available Choices for Dating After 35+
This book outlines the categories of people you will meet in the dating world and rates them accordingly, while pointing out the pitfalls of which to be aware. It provides tips on how to move through grief from the loss of a partner from death vs. divorce to suggestions on how to deal with children who won't accept a new partner.

Books on Spirituality
The Other Side of the Vail: Spiritual Guidance for Everyday Living
A collaborative effort between Melinda Vail, an intuitive therapist, and Ellen Gerst. A simplistic, yet fascinating book, it is an excellent choice for those who are beginning to explore spirituality.

Understanding Spirituality From A to Z
A spirituality primer explaining 26 basic concepts from A to Z.

KISS Principles on Spirituality: 30 Ways to Find Clarity by Keeping It Super Simple
Life can get cluttered and complicated, and sometimes you just can't see what is as plain as the nose on your face. If you're looking for that "ah-ha" moment that allows you to find clarity, focus your thinking and experience a change in perspective, this book is for you.

Books on Coping with Grief
101 Tips and Thoughts on Coping With Grief
An easy-to-read reference guide filled with tips on coping with the practical, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of grief. Each tip is short and useful and can be immediately put into action to help the bereaved on his or her grief journey.

Suddenly Single
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Ellen Gerst has approached the problem of finding yourself “involuntarily single” in a practical and realistic way.  In her book "Suddenly Single," Gerst gives the reader the tools to look at their new, unexpected life and take manageable steps to help them not only succeed, but thrive. The reader will start the book with a feeling of “what do I do now?” and end it saying, “I can do this!” Gerst has the reader ask themselves questions that will help them to get to know who they are in their “new normal,” which is not only crucial to moving forward in a successful new relationship, it is vital to the grieving process in general. Concise and to the point, with stories from her own life that make it incredibly readable, I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to move forward and is struggling to figure out how.

Let's Get A Grasp on Grief: Understanding My Feelings Now That My Parent Has Died
For children age nine and up, this book helps them to understand some of the confusing emotions they are and will be experiencing due to the death of a parent. Moreover, it gives parents a glimpse into what a child may be thinking and feelings. Includes tips for parents on how they can help a child deal with loss.

Thin Threads of Grief and Renewal (Co-editor)
An anthology of 11 uplifting tales written by authors who coped with great loss and went on to find personal renewal. A wonderful gift for the bereaved (can be used as a sympathy card), even months after the loss or to commemorate the anniversary of the loss. It allows friends and family members to let the bereaved know that his or her loved one is still in their thoughts.

Other Publications 

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Guide
An easy-to-read 27 page guide that speaks to preteens/teens and their parents. It provides topics to open up communication, which is the best pregnancy prevention method around. Includes a "Guide to Contraceptives" and real-life stories of teens who found themselves pregnant.

Figuring Out Life and Death: Musings, Stories and Questions About Suicide

Written by a survivor of suicide, in essay format, this book muses and asks questions about life and death and delves more  deeply into the act of suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors of suicide and they each found a way to cope with the loss of their loved one. Additionally, 25 actionable tips and thoughts on how a mourner can cope with grief on a personal level are included.

Free E-Books 
25 Inspirational Thoughts on Coping With Grief