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Good Vibrations: Maria Shriver Shops For Energy Crystals

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Welcome to Los Angeles where Maria Shriver, a devout Irish Catholic, has turned to a psychic and energy peddler to deal with her issues.

An employee at the Brentwood shop where she stopped yesterday told TMZ that Shriver was in the market for energy crystals, including amethyst and cactus quartz. The amethyst is supposed to be calming and the cactus quartz is supposed to improve communication (according to claims that we're pretty sure aren't peer-reviewed). Both are supposed to bring positive energy into your life, and we're sure she could use a lot of all of that after nearly but not quite) giving up on her philandering husband.

It's not Shriver's first stop at the shop. And this could be a stretch, but it seems like even the commencement address she gave last month to the grads at Annenberg, sort of had this New Agey/mindfulness vibe going on:

"The only thing everybody seems to be focused on is the next thing. What are we going to be doing next. Well, I got caught up in that for a really long time. A really long time. So much so that I could never really enjoy what I was doing, because I was always so obsessed about what I was going to be doing. Pausing today and throughout your entire life allows you take a breath. As everybody else is running around out there like a lunatic, I dare you to try to do the opposite."
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It sounds like Shriver is finally getting a chance to do exactly what she advocated to the USC grads: hitting the pause button.