*Whoopi Goldberg continues to cope with the loss of her mother Emma Johnson, who died on Aug. 29 from complications following a stroke.

“I’m here, but it’s not easy,” she told the Associated Press Wednesday at the New York launch party for purewow.com, a website with daily tips for women 35 and over.

The co-host of “The View” says she channels her grief from her mother’s death by keeping busy.

As previously reported, Goldberg had been doing a limited stint as Mother Superior in the London version of “Sister Act” when her mother suffered a stroke. She left the production and immediately returned to the U.S.

“Sister Act” moves to Broadway this season with an opening planned for Spring 2011. Goldberg is also one of the show’s producers but says she has no plans to reprise her role.