The RePast Project helps people and organizations explore their heritage, connect to their culture, and leverage the power of the past to navigate present challenges and shape promising futures. 

 
 

COACHING | CONSULTING | CREATIVE SERVICES

 
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Who are you?  Where do you come from?  Where do you belong?

These days, answering those questions can pull you in opposite directions:

 
  • You want the freedom to be who you truly are, but you crave connection with others in equal measure. 
  • You're independent and empowered, but you're isolated and lonely.
  • You're interested in your ancestry, but you don't want to be defined by your origins. 
  • You long for roots that keep you grounded, but you resist the ways tradition holds you back.  

 

In our quickly modernizing, globalized world, as more and more of us move around the globe, our communities are changing, our perspectives are shifting, and our values are evolving. Our connection to our heritage, our history, and our culture has become tenuous, if not entirely absent.


Our sense of who we are and where we belong hangs in the balance. 


The story you tell about who you are affects how you relate to others and how you relate to yourself. It can create meaning and connection in your life or perpetuate prejudice and misunderstanding. It can keep you barreling toward the future or it can keep you stuck in the past. It can empower you or discourage you...

 

The way you tell your story affects you and others profoundly.

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I'm Emily Halpern. I believe that, as we progress on so many fronts, we need to find new ways to relate to our roots and to our stories--ways that reflect our current perspectives and priorities, that foster empathy and connection, and that inspire positive action in our lives and in our communities. 

That's why I founded The RePast Project, and that's why I'm dedicated to helping people and organizations find progressive, creative ways to explore their stories, reconnect with their roots, learn from their history, and to keep their culture and traditions meaningful in the present and relevant for the future.

Reflecting on and reframing our stories empowers us to see ourselves clearly, connect with others authentically, and make confident, conscious choices about the lives we want to lead, the work we want to do, and the world we want to create for future generations.

 
 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER:

 

Coaching 

BECOME THE AUTHOR OF YOUR OWN STORY

Coaching for women who want to understand how their cultural heritage shapes their identities and outlooks so they can discover personal truths, make conscious choices, and create authentic, purpose-driven lives.

Consulting

TELL YOUR STORY STRATEGICALLY

Creative strategy and communications to help heritage, culture, and food-focused businesses and entrepreneurs define, refine, and share their stories clearly and compellingly. 

Creative Services

CELEBRATE, EXPLORE, AND SHARE YOUR STORY

Celebrations, events, workshops, and other projects that cultivate connection, foster empathy, and improve collaboration by using food to share culture, heritage, and stories, and to facilitate powerful conversations.  

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“Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless...."

 
 

-SALMAN RUSHDIE

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