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Lea's spiritual guidance

Lea Michele has sought help to get her through her grief following Cory Monteith's death.

The Glee actress is still getting over the death of her on and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith, who passed away of a drug and alcohol overdose.

Although she has appeared in public since his death and is even back on the Glee set, Lea has sought help to enable her to cope.

She recently spent time at a spiritual retreat called Esalen Institute in California, where grief counsellors have been helping her.

"I think Lea want to keep herself busy on a daily basis... After all, it's the two-month anniversary of Cory's death this week, so I imagine she's doing everything she can to keep things together," an insider told Look magazine. "She's such an optimistic person and I know she's trying everything she can to live life to the fullest and keep her spirits up but sometimes she needs some support and guidance. That's why her weekend away at Esalen was so perfect. Lea needs time but every day, with so much support, she is getting stronger."

The establishment offers relaxation and has a special grief management course. There are also "human nests" where visitors can sit and contemplate their life as they gaze at the beautiful surroundings. Lea, 27, posted a picture of herself in one of them on her Instagram account.

"She's been doing yoga and meditation, walking for several hours a day and getting full body massages," a source explained. "It really does seem to have helped her - she wanted to celebrate life, rather than overanalyse and blame herself for not being able to help Cory."

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