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High on Life and Lily Steiner

J-AIR Presenter Lily Steiner
High on Life host Lily Steiner.

Lily Steiner came to Australia from Russia at the age of four. She very much appreciates growing up in a warm and wonderful Jewish community in Melbourne, Australia. Since then she has been blessed to live and work in many parts of the world and with diverse global communities. Her roots are in education and broadcasting, and expanded into sales and marketing, business strategy, always with an intuitive, spiritual philosophy that required honest, integrity and common sense. Coming back to radio when returning to Australia was a joy that reignited a passion from early days when Lily studied with doyen Lee Murray, in the early days of radio.


The purpose of life is to feel good. When you feel good everyone around you feels better and life flows more easily. There will always be challenges in life and being able to deal with them and come back to a personal equilibrium adds a positive quality to life. I love talking to people and bringing out their personal stories so we all realise we cannot judge anyone by outer appearances. My goal is to encourage everyone to find that feeling of love in our hearts so we can be a little kinder and smile a little more.


Previous Shows – Listen On-Demand

16 Jun 2022, 2pm

16 Jun 2022, 2pm Lily High on Life Sue Smethurst is the epitome of ‘the better life gets, the better life gets’. She does not conceive of something she cannot achieve, it is just a matter or working out how to accomplish it. From a childhood in rural Australia she has met and entertained the rich and famous that you clamour to read about in your favourite magazines, she has hob nobbed with them all and then some. Her career achievements are formidable,  from editor of New Idea at the age of 26 to developing a skin care range sold in Henri Bendels and sold off to an International conglomerate.  Sue has managed to publish books, raise 2 children while remaining totally grounded and a true blue ‘nothing fazes me’ Aussie. We met about 20 years ago in L.A. and it was as if that was just yesterday. As impressed as I am with all Sue’s accomplishments, I love her unassuming real values and family priorities.

5 May 2022, 1pm

5 May 2022, 1pm Lily High on Life Sean found his passion early in life and he’s still going strong. He started going on television and film sets with his father in his early teens and is still very happily producing for the corporate world and non profits today. His career also gave him the opportunity to participate in some of Australia’s most iconic television shows, and also travel extensively and experience things and places very differently than the ‘normal’ tourist.  Throughout all of this he has had a ‘normal’ and satisfying life. He has been married for over 30 years, a true testament to old fashioned values and has 2 daughters. I know you will enjoy hearing about his interesting experiences.

21 Apr 2022, 1pm

21 Apr 2022, 1pm Lily High on Life Zohar is an international accomplished artist and spiritually inspired jewelry designer. She has made her mark in runway shows and is the first to represent Israel at FOMA 2021 and participated in Paris Fashion Week. Pretty impressive for a girl from Israel who started off dancing and playing piano, before  graduating in Biochemistry and Microbiology after her army service. In this open and honest interview she generously shares her journey through Post Natal Depression – a must share interview not only with those who may be suffering themselves, but for friends and family who love them. You can see Zohar’s magnificent work at: Instagram @zoharedelshteinjewellery          www.zoharedelshtein.com

14 Apr 2022, 1pm

14 Apr 2022, 1pm Lily High on Life Anne is a passionate writer about her spiritual journey which she generously shares with us. About to launch her second book, The Merchant of Secrets, she has also discovered a passion for photography. She talks about letting go of grudges and her personal transition as she pursues truth and integrity in life and faith. Her totally positive attitude and generosity are a perfect fit for Lily High on Life

31 Mar 2022, 1pm

31 Mar 2022, 1pm Lily High on Life Issi Dye is an entertainer, singer, performer, and in his 70s is busier than most people half his age.  He performs in over 200 shows a year !  It is inspiring to hear his passion about what he does, and how and why he keeps up with not only performing around the world, but traveling and appreciating the life he has and is now living. The son of Holocaust survivors, early success as a recognised television celebrity and now a family man with 3 kids, there is a lot to be learned from this very high energy man who seems to have always been High On Life himself, finding self motivation throughout his life. 

24 Mar 2022, 1pm

24 Mar 2022, 1pm Lily High on Life Candy is just gorgeous inside and out. Her personality and charm draw you in and her generosity and smarts make you want to stay and stay. She is a woman who has followed her heart and her dreams and media and entertainment are the perfect places for her to call home. Candy is grounded in a warm, loving and nurturing family that make everything and anything possible. The future in whichever direction she wants to take it is wide open for great things.

17 Mar 2022, 1pm

17 Mar 2022, 1pm Lily High on Life Anna Peters is a vibrant woman who is now a wellness practitioner, brought to this career path through her own sports career, including Championship Martial Arts, as well as coach for an Olympic Senior Male Soccer teams. She overcame her own debilitating pain and is now helping others. This in addition to a music singing and writing career and overseas stints with celebrity projects. www.apwellness.com

17 Feb 2022, 2pm

17 Feb 2022, 2pm Lily High on Life A very special interview with my mother, Sophie. She was born in Poland, grew up in Russia and was blessed to come to Australia. She reads voraciously and is very outspoken about world events. Coming out of a communist system into the Democracy that is Australia, she is very worried about what she has seen happening around her in recent years.  She has her testimony recorded in the Shoah Project, but today I speak to her about the differences in life she experienced in her lifetime.  Things we take so much for granted today.

3 Feb 2022, 2pm

3 Feb 2022, 2pm Lily High on Life Michael Naphtali has a lot to be proud of as he reflects on a myriad of professional, communal and personal achievements throughout his life so far.  The interesting thing about Michael is, that going forward, he is still actively involved in all previous aspects of his life and is adding even more quality of life with less stress.  Michael is a great example of enjoying a retirement of activity in areas of interest and passion, with a huge emphasis on family and sharing the knowledge and values he has cultivated. 

20 Jan 2022, 1pm

20 Jan 2022, 1pm Lily High on Life David Traub is a true man of the world. His relationships, work and reach spread to all corners of the globe. He is also one of the sweetest, most real people I know. He has been instrumental in creating countless technology companies, as well as Producer credits in major film projects, as well as creating large scale music collaborations globally. He is a trusted friend to world leaders and childhood friends and has lead a very positive life regardless of circumstances.  I am thrilled to call him a friend of way too many years, and trust you will enjoy listening to our far too short conversation. His most recent website is: 17Questions.com

13 Jan 2022, 2pm

13 Jan 2022, 2pm Lily High on Life Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp is a ‘can do’ kind of girl ! She grew up with the attitude that anything and everything is possible, and maintains it today, instilling it in others. Sally has had many firsts throughout her career and shares those highlights, as well as some character building challenges in this very honest and wonderfully inspiring interview. Solid, down to earth and a team player in all her leadership roles, Sally has gone from strength to strength through confidence and innovation, with an inner guidance that makes her naturally stand out. She doesn’t follow the pack or shy away from a challenge. She has created new paradigms and pathways to both career and personal goals. Inspired by both parents’ entrepreneurial examples. She married her childhood sweetheart and has two wonderful boys that look like carrying on in their parents’ footsteps. It is little wonder she brings so much fun and light into the very important and enormous role she has chosen as Melbourne’s Lord Mayor.

6 Jan 2022, 2pm

6 Jan 2022, 2pm Lily High on Life David has so many outside interests, he wouldn’t have time for a full time job. He is a living example of LilyHighOnLife, as he absolutely loves doing the things he now chooses to spend time on. His work and life experiences span a wide range of interests from chemistry and technology to years of dance and international travel. You would never guess the mosaics that have made up his life on just meeting him. He didn’t even get around to talking about one of his real passions, a website he maintains www.jmedia.online. A wife and two sons round out a life well lived with chapters still to be written.

30 Dec 2021, 1pm

30 Dec 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life David has so many outside interests, he wouldn’t have time for a full time job. He is a living example of LilyHighOnLife, as he absolutely loves doing the things he now chooses to spend time on. His work and life experiences span a wide range of interests from chemistry and technology to years of dance and international travel. You would never guess the mosaics that have made up his life on just meeting him. He didn’t even get around to talking about one of his real passions, a website he maintains www.jmedia.online. A wife and two sons round out a life well lived with chapters still to be written.

23 Dec 2021, 1pm

23 Dec 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Sue Smethurst is the epitome of ‘the better life gets, the better life gets’. She does not conceive of something she cannot achieve, it is just a matter or working out how to accomplish it. From a childhood in rural Australia she has met and entertained the rich and famous that you clamour to read about in your favourite magazines, she has hob nabbed with them all and then some. Her career achievements are formidable,  from editor of New Idea at the age of 26 to developing a skin care range sold in Henri Bendels and sold off to an International conglomerate.  Sue has managed to publish books, raise 2 children while remaining totally grounded and a true blue ‘nothing fazes me’ Aussie. We met about 20 years ago in L.A. and it was as if that was just yesterday. As impressed as I am with all Sue’s accomplishments, I love her unassuming real values and family priorities.

16 Dec 2021, 1pm

16 Dec 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Born in England, living in Australia, Hanna has experienced the full gamut of life. Spiritually, physically and emotionally, Hanna’s life journey is easily relatable at many points and levels. Her openness and honesty, as she discusses religion, family and domestic abuse as part of her full and productive life make this an interview worth the time to listen.

2 Dec 2021, 1pm

2 Dec 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life David Southwick MP loves what he does, is passionate about it, and it shows. The fact that he has, since childhood, shown the compassion, integrity and commitment that makes him such a great leader and human being today, is a testament to the values and beliefs his family modelled and instilled.  David is totally authentic, and open in this brief insight into his life, career and family. After listening to this interview, I believe, like me, you would want to fully support David. He is the type of Mensch we need in higher echelons of power. 

25 Nov 2021, 1pm

25 Nov 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life A positive outlook on life creates positive outcomes throughout your life.  Andrew is one of the best examples of this belief.  Now married with three grown children he has experienced a wonderful life and a great childhood. He has always appreciated what he has and has always had a clear knowing that whatever was ahead, would be just as great. Self-confidence and a healthy sense of self-worth. He is hard pressed to come up with any real negatives in his life. Not because he didn’t go through challenging times, but because instead of dwelling on the challenges, his focus was on solutions. He is also one of those wonderfully rare people, who does not separate work and play, simply because work is as much of a passion as every other aspect of his life.  His family came out of Russia before the 1900s and this is a wonderful insight into history, business and personal achievement.

18 Nov 2021, 2pm

18 Nov 2021, 2pm Lily High on Life Walter Bingham holds the Guiness Book of World Records Title for Oldest Print Journalist as well as Oldest Radio Broadcaster and he’s still going strong. He turns in a weekly one hour radio show each week, that he records and edits himself. He is also published in a number of international newspapers every week. He survived the Holocaust, was part of the Kindertransport to London and one of the very very few children to be reunited with his mother. He became a war hero honoured by both the English and the French governments. He was an ambulance driver on the battlefields and an intelligence agent in the London offices. He flew planes, jumped out of them and there is still so much more. He really has lead a full life and it is far from over.

4 Nov 2021, 2pm

4 Nov 2021, 2pm Lily High on Life Ayman is one of those rare people who both conceptualizes and creates.  He is one of the leaders in Emotional Intelligence both at an International Business Level, and in developing it in Early Childhood Education. Today he is further extending it by training Conscious Parents with an online curriculum and commerce opportunity. He truly lives what he speaks. After many years in the United States, he now lives in Lebanon with his family and an extended family made up of his business collaborators. He loves what he does, and it must be fun, and fortunately he finds lots of both. I would encourage you to explore his websites to truly appreciate the vision and contribution that Ayman has made. kidseq.com  aytopia.org   sacredcommerce.com  feel.org  6seconds.org  aymansawaf.com

28 Oct 2021, 1pm

28 Oct 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Philip Archer is a great example of Living High on Life.  He always manages to create and keep a positive perspective on life, both personal and professional. One of seven children, he experienced an ever changing reality,  adapting to 27 different schools all over India before coming to Australia when he was only 14 years old.  Philip has always been responsible, and a natural entrepreneur. His natural intelligence has allowed him to see opportunities and his positive attitude has driven him to take advantage of them and succeed.  His attitude translated to always finding a solution rather than getting bogged down in a problem.  The Rotary Club is a great passion and important aspect to his life.

21 Oct 2021, 1pm

21 Oct 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Lockdown seemed like a reasonable thing at first. There is a deadly disease going around, so stay away from people and you won’t catch it. We were only asked to lockdown for a week and then 2, but that still seemed reasonable.  As we are coming to our second year of lockdown there have been many repercussions. Serious ones like increases in suicide and mental health generally, loss of businesses and incomes and everything that goes along with that. But even for the luckier ones, who managed to stay in their own homes and put food on the table, the psychological and mental scars will remain for a very long time. So how did people get through it, what were we thinking and doing, and how did we change our attitude so we could improve our lives. This show gives just a few personal testimonies of how people managed.  

14 Oct 2021, 1pm

14 Oct 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life If you change your attitude your life changes. People react to you differently. You will notice things changing around you.  It’s all about you. You do not need money or things or circumstances to be different. You just change the way you think about the things around you, and what is happening to you and you notice that things change. Prince Harry and Meghan are such a great example of this. They have made choices that have not brought them the things they really wanted. Their choices now impact on their children, so what better reason to just look at if things could be different not only for themselves, but for their children. The good news is it is only up to you. The bad news is it is only up to you to make the change – in your own mind. When you behave differently, people will treat you differently.

7 Oct 2021, 1pm

7 Oct 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Raizel Fogel is genuinely self-actualized and fulfilled in the truest sense of the words. Warm, intelligent, and confident, she is the mother of 6 children with 46 grandchildren and already has great grandchildren. She lives within the ultra-orthodox Adass community and where others may judge her as insulated, she understands that true value and joy in life comes from relationships you foster and the environment you create. Life always has ups and downs but the sense of love and belonging she gets from her family and extended relationships, the businesses she runs, and the jobs she has experienced, make up a life still evolving with additional projects and a life  lived to the full.  Whatever you think you know about living an ultra orthodox life, this is an interview worth listening to.

30 Sep 2021, 2pm

30 Sep 2021, 2pm Lily High on Life Lily High on Life Podcast – 2021-9-30 Blessings come from the relationships and lives you have touched, and Julie has been truly blessed. She was born in Poland and is a relative and one of the first people I met when I came to Australia, aged 4. Her memories of growing up in Australia are so interesting, but her greatest gift is the hundreds of stories she facilitated and published into a series of books, a wonderful legacy for many future generations. This was a very real, personal and touching interview I really enjoyed.