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retreat

(rĭ-trēt′) [ME. retret, draw back]
A withdrawal (e.g., in psychology) from difficult life situations. This may be direct, as in physical flight, or indirect, as in malingering, illness, abnormal preoccupation, and self-deception.
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"Retreats are more important than other meetings," says Bob Strade, president and chief executive officer of the World Presidents Organization in Alexandria, Virginia.
This retreat is for leaders of religious institutes of women in the Roman Catholic Rite who know that they will not be renewing their term of office.
"The goal is for retreat participants to come away from this weekend feeling renewed and refreshed, despite running four days in a row," says Elinor Fish, founder of Run Wild Retreats + Wellness.
And several years ago, retreats became popular for adults as well, through the Cursillo movement, cursillo meaning a short course.
A revival of Jesus's enticing invitation to "come away with me and rest a while," Barton's book is a how-to for adopting the countercultural practice of retreats in modern life.
The mayor was speaking during the official launch of the Chobe Land Board strategic retreat in Francistown on February 12.
Meggan has paired global travel with yoga and meditation retreats for many years, bringing yogis to such places as Michigan, Wisconsin, Hawaii and Ecuador!
ANC, Wiper and Kanu have had already held their retreats and ODM was considering to have its own retreat this year before the NASA retreat.
by Mobin Mathew Blesson/mobinmathew@timesofoman.com The Gailani Art Retreats is a full-day "artistic escape" retreat that is held once a month and brings together creative souls to paint to global music rhythms.
Employee retreats can be an opportunity to breathe new life into operations and build team cohesion.
Since 2008, the National League for Nursing has sponsored 12 Scholarly Writing Retreats, which provide individualized, structured writing support in an intensive format.
We always knew retreats were fabulous, but in sitting down with Nicole Gibbard, the regional fitness manager of six Silhouette health clubs, we learned what a difference they can really make.