I got this piece in my email this week from the wonderful local image coach and pilates instructor Michele Benza. I agree that we are all image obsessed. But we can mitigate the damage caused by unattainable media ideals if we slow down, take stock of reality, and ignore the fiction. Michele's advice is great:
Make the mirror your friend! Accept your body for what it is, zoom in on what is good and make the most of it.