Mindfully American was founded in 2023. It’s a branch of our sister company, A Piece of Travel, LLC. Our goal with Mindfully American is to offer a combination of entertainment and educational content for an American audience that spans the spectrum of topics, thoughts, and ideas. The site is self-funded and maintains its independence from external investors, ensuring unbiased and authentic content.

Mindfully American Editorial Policy: 

This editorial policy was created to promote and uphold high standards of journalism and professionalism.

Accuracy and Credibility:

  • To ensure accuracy in all our content, we fact-check and verify information from reliable sources.
  • We value balance and fairness, and present multiple perspectives when applicable.
  • We distinguish between reporting and opinion pieces.

Editorial Independence:

Our content is not influenced by advertisers, stakeholders, or external parties. 

If an article has been created or sponsored by a third party, we provide a clear disclosure.

Originality and Plagiarism:

  • We respect intellectual property rights and observe copyright laws.
  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited, and we check regularly to ensure the originality of our content.

AI Policy

At Mindfully American, we are committed to humans writing our content. Authors are accountable for accuracy, fairness, originality, and quality in their writing. They must agree to our AI Policy as part of the hiring process. This is a policy for how writers, editors, and other employees will use AI in relation to working with our website.

The main points are:

  • Authors are accountable for accuracy, fairness, originality, and quality in their writing.
  • AI outputs are always reviewed by humans for accuracy.
  • We believe in transparency in the ways we use AI.
  • We use AI as an assistant without using it to supplant human insight or creativity.

We May Use AI For:

  • Inspiring content ideas, brainstorming topics
  • Suggesting headlines and meta descriptions
  • Help with grammar, spelling, and rephrasing (Grammarly, for instance)
  • Help to create outlines and structure posts
  • Repurposing existing content to use in other settings
  • Fine-tuning content for more specific audiences

We Do Not Use AI For:

  • Research. We may use AI to assist with summarizing research but not as a source of research itself.
  • Fully written articles. AI is used as a brainstorming assistant, not as an author.

AI and Privacy:

We do not put sensitive information such as client names, contact information, or private identification numbers into ChatGPT or other AI chatbots.

  • ChatGPT records and stores transcripts of your conversations. This means any information you put into the chat, including personal information, is logged. It’s easy to accidentally give ChatGPT private details without realizing it, especially if you use it to proofread personal or professional documents.
  • A simple heuristic is the Reddit Rule: if you wouldn’t post it anonymously on Reddit, don’t put it in an AI tool without a clear understanding of their data policy.

Updates to This AI Policy

Policy created on January 21, 2024. AI is moving quickly. This policy will be updated over time should our usage of AI change.

Ethics and Privacy:

  • Our articles and opinion pieces do not violate individuals’ privacy, promote hate speech, or engage in discrimination of any type.


  • Our ownership, affiliations, and any potential conflicts of interest are public record.
  • We acknowledge and correct inaccuracies and/or errors in our content.

User Engagement:

We strive to foster a respectful community through our contact forms and article comments. Reader input is welcome and encouraged.

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Mindfully American, we value diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage equity and inclusivity within our organization.

Editorial Opinions and Accountability:

  • The views and opinions expressed by our writers do not necessarily reflect those of management. While we may not always agree with everything our writers say, we believe they have the right to express themselves.
  • Our editorial teams are responsible for reviewing and fact-checking content before publication.