“He said, “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greateast secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl


Welcome to Dare To Be Jolly.

I’m Marianne, very pleased to meet you.

Inspiring happiness is my life mission, and I do my best everyday to make people smile, dive in, and get out there to be their best selves.

  • As a devoted yoga practioner, I will share with you my thoughts and tips to develop your practice.
  • As an intense book lover, I will share with you my must-read books and authors for the pleasure of your soul.
  • As a courageous life warrior, I will share with you my reflections and outlooks on life, hoping to inspire you to live the life you deserve.

Some posts are in French, others in English, but be confident that I always write from the bottom of my heart.

Join me in this beautiful journey to passion and authenticity.


« L’intelligence, c’est proposer à l’autre ce qu’on a de plus précieux, en faisant tout pour qu’il puisse en disposer – s’il le souhaite, quand il le souhaite. L’intelligence, c’est l’amour avec la liberté. » – Christian Bobin