Ruby-Ann Hayasaka, R.D., M.S., M.A., is former Director for Nutritional Services at Castle Medical Center (CMC). Currently the Director of Sweet Annie a non-profit organization serving the people of Waimanalo.


Prior to accepting her position at CMC and moving back to Hawai'i to be closer to her family, Ruby was the Director for Nutritional Services at Adventist Health's  corporate office in California. She has also served as Chief Dietitian for the Nutritional Support Team at the prestigious Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Pharmacy Department.


Ruby is a registered dietitian and has graduate degrees in business and nutrition. She served as co-chair of the Hawai'i Dietetic Association’s Diet Manual Committee, and is immediate past president of that organization. Ruby recently became the Hawaii State Public Policy Coordinator for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


For more information on upcoming opportunities or how to become involved please email Ruby :

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7

Hunger and Fullness Scale

Uncomfortable       Comfortable                Slight               Comfortable       Uncomfortable                                     

   Cooking Demonstration

    Waimanalo SDA Church

November 2018

Ed and Audrey demonstrating Pea and Peanut Curry

  Sharon demonstrating vegetable stir fry using Ruby's Baked Tofu - see recipe section.

The Elements of Mindful and Intuitive Eating


  1. Be kind to your body and mind

  2. Attunement to physiological hunger and satiety

  3. Non-food judgment and acceptance

  4. Nourishment mindset

  5. Joyful movement

  6. Find your balance

  7. Discover contentment with your nourishment

Rock Painting with a Purpose!

October 2018



The Rock Kindness Project.   Ruby introduced this “fun with a purpose” class to our Waimanalo Church Family in October.  She introduced a friend,  Kelly Ann Brown,  who brought her talents and shared them with us as we learned to paint rocks with a purpose.   Thank you Kelly Ann and thanks for sharing some of your wonderful “rock” birthday cake.  It was awesome.



HOW IT ALL BEGAN.............

It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe.  Megan Murphy, founder of the Kindness Rock Project founded the project based on the profound truth that one message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and indeed, their whole life.  The messages on these thoughtful rocks take many forms, gratitude, affirmation, encouragement, and hope along the way for someone to find at exactly the right time.


She has a mission with a message: 




Find out more about the project on her “A Pebble for Your Thoughts” website:     


There is also a video interview with Megan on this website that will tell you more about the beginnings and concept. The foundations goal, she states is simple:  To promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients by painting inspirational rocks and sharing them in a variety of ways and places.


It was a fun time, and inspired several of us to take it and use it with our family and friends during the holiday season.


Ruby’s family together time:  each family member visiting her and Raul for their retirement and anniversary celebration in November, got together and painted these rocks especially for them.





Nikki Moore was inspired to share the activity and idea with her granddaughter while visiting on the mainland during the holidays.  She and her granddaughter, Bella had a great time shopping for the materials and painting together.  Her granddaughter then took it with her on her holiday trip and shared them with others along the way.


Photo:  Nikki and Bella’s Rocks


Sandi Hann was also inspired to share the concept and fun of inspiring others with some rocks she had painted for her two sisters and nieces for their holiday gifts this year, along with a little book she made up of how to get started, and a little $ to help with supplies to get started on their own quest of sharing the enjoyment  within their own neighborhoods and community.





If you are interested in joining in the fun with this inspirational movement, just search the internet for Rock Kindness Project, or go to Pinterest and you will find many examples and also look up Megan’s website:   Learn more and get


Sample Painted Rocks

A Relaxing Afternoon Building Stronger Relationships

Enjoying time spent together on Sunday afternoon,  getting to know one another better, building relationships to better serve our Waimanalo Church and its community.  Building relationships is the groundwork for serving our community.

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