Star Jones

The Heart of the Matter

Star Jones is noted for being an outspoken attorney, author and TV personality, but it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with heart disease and had elective open heart surgery in 2010 that she learned her true purpose in life.

Margena A. Christian

by Margena A. Christian, January 02, 2013

Star Jones

Star Jones

to avoid heart disease?” The answer is, “Eat less and move more.” There it is. I’ve also reduced my stress. Take some time for yourself. Reducing your stress level can really aid in improving your heart health. My little puppy—a Maltese named Pinky—is my emotional support animal. My blood pressure doesn’t go too high. When you have to care for something that depends on you for everything, it really focuses you and keeps you in a gentle spirit. It’s interesting that my friends say, “Star, you’re different now.” And I am different now. Having your heart taken out of your body will make a sister different.

More great reads from Margena A. Christian

This Far by Faith

by Margena A. Christian

Rooted in Drama

by Margena A. Christian

Stay in the Know
Sign up for the Ebony Newsletter