It’s only been two months since Lea Michele’s (Rachel) Glee co-star and longtime boyfriend Cory Monteith (Finn) passed away unexpectedly, and we imagine that the pain of that loss must be something that Lea experiences on a daily basis.
To help deal with the loss, the Glee star has been surrounding herself with friends and family as much as possible. Now, UK’s Look magazine is reporting, via Radar Online, that Lea has turned to professionals for more support and guidance.
The British publication says that Lea spoke with grief counselors at a Big Sur, California-based spiritual retreat called Esalen Institute over Labor Day weekend.
We knew that Lea and her close friend Jonathan Groff (Jesse) went to Big Sur together over Labor Day weekend, but we didn’t realize that the serene nature-rich area Lea tweeted a photo of was actually a spiritual retreat.
An unnamed source tells the magazine that Lea’s weekend away “really seems to have helped her,” and that the Glee star has been trying “to celebrate life, rather than overanalyze and blame herself” for not being able to help Cory. Her boyfriend, 31, died of an accidental heroin overdose on July 13, just months after he completed a trip to rehab.
In addition to speaking with counselors, Lea’s also been “doing yoga and meditation, walking for several hours a day and getting full body massages.” We’re glad to see she’s taking time to focus on herself. This pain might not ever fully go away, but Lea seems on a good track to dealing with it as well as possible.
Source: UK’s Look magazine, via Radar Online