The secret to living a better, deeper, more fulfilling life. Or at least, the secret to chilling out just a tiny bit.
Wise, kind, observant and gentle, alpacas are the Dali Llamas of the animal kingdom. Their days consist of quiet contemplation, empathy and sweet-natured interactions with their herd - we have much to learn from them.
So take a deep breath, still your mind and rise above the fray, to learn to live life the alpaca way.
Jennifer McCartney is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the author of The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy which has sold into numerous territories and become the subject of a popular keynote address she gives to corporate audiences. She's also written The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place (W.W. Norton, 2016) which sold into Japan, Germany, Korea, and France; Cocktails for Drinkers; Poetry from Scratch; and the bestselling novel Afloat published by Hamish Hamilton UK. Her books have been sold into Urban Outfitters, appeared on the shopping network QVC, and reviewed in outlets from the Times Literary Supplement to Elle Magazine and Cigar Aficionado. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Vice Magazine, Teen Vogue, Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, Backpacker Magazine, and many other outlets. She also writes regularly for Publishers Weekly.