The working definition of retreat: to pull back from the front line of a battle to refortify and strengthen the troops, also to clarify the objective of the mission and make sure you are fighting the right battle; review your objectives and plan of attack.
After a weekend at the Osthoff with the women's retreat, I feel strengthened and refortified. I am clear in the mission and how to accomplish it. I am running a little short in the "rest" department, but it was worth it.
A lot of honest prayer and soul searching kept leading me to one thing: lose the silliness and get real with God. Settle down in dependence on Him and stop trying to impress Him with a can-do attitude. Only through Him can I do anything.