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Do something nice for yourself while running around for everyone else

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In your treks around the Los Angeles area this holiday season, be it to shop for someone else or yourself, are stores that offer the magical ability to slow your pace just by entering them. These are all metaphysical shops specializing in crystals, energetic jewelry, books, cards and classes to help enhance and attune you to your higher self and highest vibration all while bringing things down a couple of notches. (Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park also houses a market and café if you want to tame your growling belly before taking home a few cool items while you are out and about).

No matter how firmly grounded you are, and how much detachment you practice, the frenetic energy of needing to get everything done by a deadline for so many people during the holidays can knock just about anyone off kilter. So, while you are out burning bucks and trying to find the right gift to express what the recipient means to you, remember that you are just as special as all those folks for whom you are shopping and deserve to treat yourself to something meaningful as well.

If the holidays prove too hectic to allow time for you to window shop, make sure to reserve this information and use it to treat yourself in the new year once things have quieted.

Los Angeles (Silver Lake area)
The Crystal Matrix
3215 Glendale Blvd.
(323) 644-ROCK
matrixuniv.com

Santa Monica
The Aurashop
2914 Main St.
(310) 584-9998
aurashop.com

Pasadena
Alexandria II
170 S Lake Ave.
(626) 792-7885
alexandria2.com

Canoga Park
Follow Your Heart
21825 Sherman Way
(818) 348-3240
followyourheart.com

Woodland Hills
Native Spirit Lodge
22559 Ventura Blvd.
(818) 703-7046
thenativespiritlodge.com

Thousand Oaks
The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly The Akashic Bookstore)
1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 103
(805) 495-5824
humminghoney.com

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