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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

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.  

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.