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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

25 Mar 2021, 1pm

25 Mar 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Ben Morley is a passionate force to be reckoned with.  He grew up in Melbourne Australia, went to Mount Scopus College, has parents and a sister who adore him, and saw him through over 20 years of drug addiction and finally onto to his Road to Recovery. Now he helps others find their own roads to recovery. He is now married, and has 2 children.   He is using his personal story as the fire that drives him to make a difference each and every day in the lives of others. Smart, sincere and grateful for the life he gets to live, he takes nothing for granted and there is so much to be gained from knowing Ben. 

18 Mar 2021, 1pm

18 Mar 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Dita Gould is a positive powerhouse and still active and filling her days with not only her own pleasures, but life-long philanthropic work and family. A child Holocaust survivor, Dita’s ability to focus on what had to be done rather than worry about what might happen, helped her to survive and is still a driving force in her life today. At 87 she has the stamina and energy to keep going till she hits 120 and beyond, with enough friends and interests to make that long life constantly interesting.

11 Mar 2021, 1pm

11 Mar 2021, 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.

4 Mar 2021, 1pm

4 Mar 2021, 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.

25 Feb 2021, 1pm

25 Feb 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Sarah is the epitome of a full focus on Joy, Kindness and energy. She is a positive force who has raised her children and is now following her dreams and passions from childhood. I love the way she has never regretted decisions she has made or choices she has made about priorities in her life. Being High on Life is all about loving the moment you are living in right now and the way Sarah describes vignettes of her life she is happy with the priorities she chooses and embraces the results they bring. With a new day come new choices, and today it is to sing professionally and enjoy her family.

18 Feb 2021, 1pm

18 Feb 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life David Southwick MP makes me proud to be a Jewish member of the Liberal Party.  He 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 should he choose to run for Prime Minister of Australia. He is the type of Mensch we need in higher echelons of power. 

4 Feb 2021, 1pm

4 Feb 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life David Southwick MP makes me proud to be a Jewish member of the Liberal Party.  He 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 should he choose to run for Prime Minister of Australia. He is the type of Mensch we need in higher echelons of power. 

28 Jan 2021, 1pm

28 Jan 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life David Southwick MP makes me proud to be a Jewish member of the Liberal Party.  He 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 should he choose to run for Prime Minister of Australia. He is the type of Mensch we need in higher echelons of power. 

21 Jan 2021, 1pm

21 Jan 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life Timmy Rubin is an orthodox Jewish woman with an effervescent personality and totally optimistic outlook to life, Her early years were totally secular, wild full of joy. But even with this huge transition she has basically not changed at all. Her inner soul and spirit is the same as in her younger years. How ? Why ? This mother of 4 and grandmother of so far 5, who runs the Mikvah (spiritual, ritual baths) in Melbourne, is open and generous in sharing her story. 

14 Jan 2021, 1pm

14 Jan 2021, 1pm Lily High on Life How is it possible that Democratic leaders are lying on video, even with evidence to the contrary of what they are saying ? How is it possible a whole mainstream media is totally against the President of the United States ? How is it possible Big Tech is cutting off free speech and has banned the President of the United States ? This is not a movie, we are watching this live and it is really happening and totally bizarre. How is it possible ?  

17 Dec 2020, 1pm

17 Dec 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life This is my personal view, based on facts and recorded so I do not have to continue arguing it and repeating it. Things are still unfolding, so no until the Inauguration on 20th January, 2021, I do not concede or accept this election was won my Joe Biden. The US 2020 election is the worst case of voter fraud ever perpetrated on any civilised country. It was deliberate, it was organized, it was extensive and as it is revealed in the coming years, and it will be, will shock and change the face of democracies for ever. That this extent of fraud could be conceived let alone perpetrated over the so called elites of the greatest country in history, that journalists, leaders and so many regular citizens could be taken over by the technology that was supposed to free them, is a story Hollywood could not reasonably construct. But history will unravel it in it’s full audacity.

3 Dec 2020, 1pm

3 Dec 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Life is better when you feel good. Everything around you seems to be easier when you feel good. I talk about some simple methods of coming back to a place that feels good or at least better than what you can imagine in moments of feeling anything but your best. We all have those moments, so this about having less of them, and strategies for coming back from them. Change your attitude, change your life.  Be kind, smile a little more and always come from love. 

19 Nov 2020, 11pm

19 Nov 2020, 11pm 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.

19 Nov 2020, 1pm

19 Nov 2020, 1pm 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.

12 Nov 2020, 1pm

12 Nov 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life What others think about you or your options is none of your business if you want to feel good and enjoy your life. There are such divided options about The President Donald J. Trump and the challenger Joe Biden that people are enraged that anyone should believe anything different than they do. That type of rage does not make you feel good. It doesn’t allow you to lead other parts of your life to the fullest. The truth is you do not have to accept someone else’s opinion as your own, even if you are forced to raise a fist and declare that Black Lives Matter more than all lives in order to avoid physical violence. What you do need to do for your own peace of mind, is allow others to believe whatever they choose and get out of harm’s way. It is only under communism that you are actually killed or locked up for having different thoughts to the majority. This should not happen in a democracy but not everyone seems to agree. Disclaimer, I do believe in respecting the office of The President of the United States, and I do believe Donald J. Trump has done an excellent job in his first 4 years. 

5 Nov 2020, 1pm

5 Nov 2020, 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.

22 Oct 2020, 1pm

22 Oct 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Your daily life could be so much easier and you could have so much more fun if you knew you were going to have a good day, each and every day.  How amazing would it be to see the world in a way that makes you happy.  You absolutely can. Change your attitude, change your life.