Given the continued effects of the viral pandemic, compounded by weather disasters, world news of crisis and devastation, rising incidents of racism, plus any troubles unique to your own family, etc. – THIS IS A COMMUNAL MOMENT OF LONG-TERM STRESS. Teachers must ask, in the midst, how are we showing up? We know everyone is not equally affected by this moment, everyone is not participating in the same reality, and yet we know all of us are strained, taxed, and stressed. Uncertainty fatigue is pervasive. This conversation helps know how to check-in with self, students and colleagues. We discuss the difference between submission and surrender for the health of self and community. We discuss ways of coping with despair, suffering, how to be together in sorrow, grief, and practices of spirituality which will hold us during this extended chaos.