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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:15am



SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Kneaders Bakery & Cafe is hosting its fifth annual Evening with Santa on Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. in all 59 locations across the country to raise money for local children’s hospitals.


Between 5 and 7 p.m., Kneaders will serve its popular Chunky Cinnamon French Toast breakfast dish for dinner. 100% of the sales will be donated to area hospitals in the eight states where Kneaders operates. At a local level, proceeds will go to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.


Santa will be on site to spread holiday cheer and take free photos with children. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras as there will not be a formal photographer present.

The first Evening with Santa event originated when Kneaders founders Gary and Colleen Worthington wanted to create a special reason for families to come together.


At the event customers can pre-order holiday pies, gift baskets & catering.


WHAT: Families are invited to take free pictures with Santa and enjoy Chunky Cinnamon French toast for dinner.


WHERE: All Kneaders 21 Utah locations. Click here for the complete list.


WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.


WHY: Kids love Santa and most adults secretly love eating breakfast for dinner, so the founders created a fun opportunity to bring families together while raising funds for local children’s hospitals.


RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP with Carrie Hill at carrie@kneaders.com by Dec. 7.


About Kneaders Bakery & Cafe:

Founded by Gary and Colleen Worthington in 1997, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the company’s first Kneaders location in Orem, Utah. The award-winning, fast-casual restaurant uses only the highest quality ingredients to create fresh European hearth breads, delicious sandwiches, mouthwatering pastries, hearty soups and refreshing salads, all made in-house each day. All Kneaders restaurants have a retail section and offer a variety of custom-made and themed gift baskets in addition to providing catering services. Kneaders Bakery & Cafe currently operates corporate-owned and franchised locations in eight western states. For more information, visit kneaders.com.



Obama IG guy flags ‘strategic coordination’ of State, Clinton on emails

Source: The Washington Times


Here’s something you don’t hear every day — but an inspector general who was actually appointed by Barack Obama told Tucker Carlson of Fox News that there was “strategic coordination” taking place among the State Department, Campaign Team Hillary Clinton, certain key legal minds and politicos on Capitol Hill, regarding the behind-scenes talk of The Emails. Yes, those emails — the ones that were marked classified and top secret and that were found on Clinton’s private and unsecured email system.







Background Notes from Judicial Watch








New Clinton Emails Uncovered, Reveal Additional Mishandling of Classified Information

Source: Judicial Watch


Judicial Watch today released 1,617 new pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing numerous additional examples of classified information being transmitted through the unsecure, non-state.gov account of Huma Abedin, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, as well as many instances of Hillary Clinton donors receiving special favors from the State Department.








State Department Asked Hillary Clinton to Delete Copies of Classified Benghazi Emails

Source: Judicial Watch


Obama administration correspondence contained a letter from Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy asking Hillary Clinton’s lawyer to destroy all electronic copies of a classified email found in records Clinton decided to turn over to the State Department six months before. Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, rejected the request as Congress and other investigators had demanded electronic records be preserved.








New State Department Documents Reveal Hillary Clinton Email Gap

Source: Judicial Watch


State documents show a nearly five-month total gap in the emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to return to the State Department late last year. The documents also show that one key State Department official did not want a written record of issues about the Clinton emails. The documents also raise new questions about the accuracy of representations made to Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress, and the public by the Obama administration and Clinton.



Forget Balance! 3 Ways Leaders 
Can Navigate Imbalanced Lives

“Work-life balance” is a running theme in this hectic world, but also an elusive goal.  The phrase is plastered everywhere as people aspire to achieve ideal harmony between family life and professional career. 

The demands of both, however, make it difficult to pull off, especially for anyone in a leadership position – and maybe there’s a good reason for that. 

“Balance is bull----,” says Sue Hawkes (www.suehawkes.com), a leadership expert and author of Chasing Perfection- Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success.

“A perfect work-life balance is not possible for those in leadership positions. It’s more useful to strive for work-life integration, where you not only bring your work home, but also bring your home to work. “

In debunking the balance theme, Hawkes gives three tips for leaders to help them accept and maximize an imbalanced schedule: 

•    Stop and breathe. Balance is an illusion in our external lives, Hawkes says, but it can be created internally as a mechanism that gives busy people the ability to cope better with challenges. This emotional equilibrium is a measured thought choice that gives us more control of our responses to situations.  “When I catch myself reacting,” Hawkes says, “I stop and ask, ‘What am I telling myself? Is it true or head trash?’ This helps me unravel what’s factual from a kneejerk emotional response based in fear. I stop and breathe until I find my internal balance again.” 

•    Learn to say no. Many people have difficulty saying no, and many who do say no are consumed by guilt, Hawkes says. Saying yes before fully analyzing the commitment can lead to being over-committed and overwhelmed, so it’s a matter of prioritizing what you say yes and no to.  “Every time you say yes to something, you’re also saying yes to much more,” Hawkes says. “Tell them you’ll consider, but first sit down with a pad and pencil and list all those additional things you’re taking on by saying yes. Finding balance is a matter of saying yes and no to what fulfills you and your life without overcommitting.”

•    Don’t be afraid to follow. When we’re over-committed and feeling imbalanced, we have to take a hard look at what’s ahead and stop doing things that aren’t working. A leader empowers others by giving them space to lead or take a larger role, thus lightening the leader’s load. “You can’t always make things happen, and you can’t do it all,” Hawkes says.  “At times you have to let go and let others take the lead.”

“There will never be a 50-50 balance,” Hawkes says, “but you are still able to fit in all of the things that are important to you by slowing down, choosing what to say yes and no to and accepting help.”


About Sue Hawkes
 Sue Hawkes (www.suehawkes.com) is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, Certified EOS Implementer, Certified Business Coach, WPO Chapter Chair, and globally recognized, award-winning seminar leader. Chasing Perfection: Shatter the Illusion, Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success is her fourth book. She is CEO of YESS! and has designed and delivered dynamic, transformational programs for thousands of people. Sue has received numerous awards including the Dream Keeper award recognized by the Governor’s Council for her leadership program, the Regional U.S. Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion of the Year award, the Exemplary Woman of the Community award, and WomenVenture’s Unsung Hero award.